These award winners are recognized for their volunteer efforts, professional expertise and achievements that contribute to the advancement of the profession in the area of education.
Beth Armour - Quebec
Beth is being recognized for her tireless leadership and outstanding mentorship in dietetics education, with a particular emphasis on her work integrating Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN®) into student learning. Engaged with the McGill dietetics program for over 40 years, and as McGill’s Clinical Coordinator for the Dietetics Stage (Internship) Program for two decades, Beth has been an essential link for students between academic education and practice, inspiring students to become health professional leaders across diverse practice settings. She has been a role model for professional and evidence-informed practice – leading by example for her work ethic and engaging, challenging, and supporting students in critical appraisal, synthesis of literature, and application of evidence to dietetics practice.
Stephanie Hass - Ontario
Stephanie inspires students and colleagues as a leader, mentor and clinical nutrition researcher in long-term care. Stephanie partnered with London’s Brescia College in 2007 offering dietetic students a unique glimpse of a sole dietetic practitioner working alongside an inter-professional team in Brockville, ON. Whether advocating for client care based on best scientific evidence or demonstrating the value of a dietitian’s skills in the workplace, Stephanie’s approach is measured, practical and effective.
Judith Fraser-Arsenault - Atlantic
Dedication, diligence and ingenuity are Judy’s core strengths recognized by her peers, preceptors and dietetic interns who are the benefactors of an innovative learning environment. As Internship Education Program Coordinator at Mount St. Vincent University since 2007, Judy continually strives to provide individualized attention while diversifying the dietetic placement opportunities. Judy helps support our profession’s future leaders to prepare for traditional and more novel roles as dietitians.