Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre recently held a celebration honouring student excellence among the ranks of both its student volunteers and co-operative education participants. Thirteen students were chosen to receive an Outstanding Service Award and of those students three were selected by a panel of judges to receive the MY CAREStudent Award of Excellence.
The winners of a MY CARE Student Award of Excellence – the highest student honour at RVH – were: Emily Johnston, from Innisdale Secondary School, in the co-operative education category; Sophie Clark, from Bear Creek Secondary School, in the high school volunteer category, and Laurie Rowe, a graduate from the CTS Canadian Career College, in the post-secondary category.
“We want to inspire and motivate young people to be the best they can be,” says Suzanne Legue, RVH vice president Strategy, Communications and Stakeholder Relations. “We want young people to be excited about working or volunteering in healthcare. We want our staff to be both teachers and mentors as they share their skills and expertise.”
Lise McCourt, president of the RVH Auxiliary also presented two students with $1,000 scholarships. The recipients were Cameron Weatherill, a Bear Creek Secondary School student who will be attending Queens University in the fall and Ramneet Kaloti, a student at Innisdale Secondary School who has been accepted to the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Science. Both students volunteer at RVH and have chosen to pursue a career in healthcare.
Young people are a very important part of Team RVH and at any given time RVH has 50 to 60 students on its volunteer roster. In addition RVH offers 35 to 40 co-operative education placements each year.
The winners of the 2018 Outstanding Service Awards were:
- Emily Adam, Barrie North College Institute
- Faith Bolduc, Ecole secondaire Romeo-Dallaire
- Rebecca Cano, St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School
- Sophie Clark, Bear Creek Secondary School
- Marshayla Fabbri, St. Joseph’s Catholic High School
- Rajan Grewal, University of Waterloo
- Emily Johnston, Innisdale Secondary School
- Aidan McLeish, Eastview Secondary School
- Nathan Packard, Georgian College
- Calysta Park, Bear Creek Secondary School
- Laurie Rowe, CTS Canadian Career College
- Jake Vaz, Bear Creek Secondary School
- Cameron Weatherill, Bear Creek Secondary School