May 12, 2020
2020 Committee's Choice Award
Nominated by Kate Wong (in the Inspirational Preceptor/Mentor category)
Her outstanding reputation as a nursing researcher, educator and hermeneutic philosopher have been recognized and celebrated, but Nancy also has an excellent ability to affirm her students in a meaningful way, challenging them to strive for greatness.
Nominator Kate Wong wrote that “having Nancy as a graduate supervisor has been one of the highlights of my studies thus far. At our first student-supervisor meeting, she expressed her enthusiasm for my return to studies at UCalgary, and her support ensured that my return to the Faculty of Nursing was met with excitement and encouragement.”
Nancy demonstrates incredible humility, taking the opportunity to promote her students’ work as a novice researchers, rather than her own.