2023 WOC Institute Academic Award Winners
Updated: May 30
Congratulations to the 2023 WOC Institute Academic Award Winners! Thank you to everyone who applied this year.
7 Generations Medical Ltd Award
This Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP) Award of $5,250 recognizes an Indigenous WOC-EP graduate who has demonstrated a high degree of volunteerism with, and in support of, people in the Indigenous community.
Winner: Christina Przenioslo
Clement LeBlanc Memorial Scholarship
The Clement LeBlanc Memorial Scholarship is an annual award presented to a New Brunswick WOC-EP graduate with the highest academic marks.
Winner: Jeremy Caul
Coloplast Clinical Achievement Award in Continence Care
This Coloplast Award for Excellence in Continence Care is a $1,000 award presented to a WOC-EP student who displays excellence in Continence Care, with the highest academic achievement in the continence course.
Winner: Catherine Bernier (accepted on her behalf by Louise Samuel, pictured)
Hollister Award for Post-Graduate Studies
Supported by Hollister Limited, this award is open to an NSWOC who is an active NSWOCC member pursuing a Master’s, or PhD degree.
Winner: Julie Gagnon
Hollister Clinical Achievement Award in Ostomy Care
The Hollister Award for Excellence in Ostomy Care by an WOC-EP Student provides an award of $1000.00 annually to a student who displays excellence in Ostomy Care.
Winner: Jessica Larose
Hollister Skin Wellness Associate Nurse Leadership Award
The Hollister SWAN Leadership Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated leadership skills during the SWAN program and continues to be a role model to their peers.
Winner: Annemarie Larocque
McKin Health NSWOC Trailblazer Award
This $2,500 award, sponsored by McKin Health, is presented annually to a WOC-EP Student who has demonstrated leadership and innovation in wound, ostomy, and continence care and who meets the written criteria for the award.
Winner: Shelly Barnes
Mölnlycke Health Care Highest Achievement Award for the NSWOC/WOC-EP Program
This $1,000 award recognizes the WOC-EP student with the highest academic achievement overall.
Winner: Nathalie Dorval
Mölnlycke Health Care Highest Achievement Award for the SWAN Program
This $500 award recognizes the SWAN student highest academic achievement in the program.
Winner: Susan Horrex
Mölnlycke Health Care Indigenous Award
The Mölnlycke Health Care Indigenous Award is designed to recognize the Academic achievement of a student who has identified as being Indigenous and who has demonstrated academic achievement in either the NSWOC WOC-EP Program or the Skin Wellness Associate Nurse (SWAN) Program. The successful applicant will also demonstrate how they will use what they have learned from their education program to benefit their community.
Winner: Christina Przenioslo
Ostomy Canada Society’s Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP) Award
The Ostomy Canada Society Wound Ostomy and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP) Award shall be awarded to two (2) individuals annually in the amount of $1500.00 each to encourage Registered Nurses to pursue a career as an NSWOC with a focus on ostomy care.
Smith and Nephew Clinical Achievement Award in Wound Care
The Smith+Nephew Clinical Achievement Award in Wound Care by WOC-EP Students provides two $1,000 annual awards (to one French student and one English student) to students who display excellence in clinical practice.
Vancouver United Ostomy Association Award
The Vancouver United Ostomy Association Chapter NSWOC Award is a $1,000 award to recognize BC NSWOC students, or recent graduates, who have demonstrated a high degree of volunteerism with, and in support of, people in the province of BC living with an ostomy.
Winner: Norena Gonzales
WOC Institute ISWA Award
This award recognizes the Industry Skin Wellness Associate (ISWA) student with the highest academic achievement in the program.
Winner: Carmen Leclerc