Continuing Education and Graduate Studies Instructor Award
To be awarded annually to an individual or group of instructors for a sustained contribution to the learning of students within our programs. Nominations may be made for excellence in teaching methods, curriculum development or educational activities and/or for supporting and nurturing their learners. Nominations can be made by a CE or graduate student, a program director, an instructor colleague, or by self-nomination.
Field Practicum Preceptor Award
To be awarded annually to an individual or group who has acted as an exemplary field supervisor for a CE or graduate learner over the past 12 months. Nominations can be made by a CE or graduate student, a program director, supervisory colleague, or by self-nomination.
Award Recipients 2021
We are pleased to acknowledge the following recipients selected for the 2020-2021 DFCM Continuing Education Distinction Instructor Awards:
Continuing Education and Graduate Studies Instructor Award:
Dr. Judith Peranson
“As co-lead instructor for the INTAPT course, Dr. Peranson provided exceptional leadership to our team in moving the course to an online format. This included working collaboratively with the staff and other instructors to develop the new structure of the course that would ensure students had a positive learning experience. Importantly, she prioritized faculty development for our other co-instructors. She dedicated time to meet with individual faculty member teams to help them adapt their materials and rehearse sessions online. The course was a great success with students highlighting the supportive nature of the instructor team, the development of relationships with their peers and skill development.”
Field Practicum Preceptor Award:
Dr. Susanna Talarico
“Dr. Talarico has been a consistent supervisor of practicum projects for graduate students who have clinical responsibilities at The Hospital for Sick Children. Her passion for faculty development and education are infectious. She has created opportunities for students to teach, while challenging and supporting them. Her students describe her as an exceptional role model. These quotes from her students capture her approach:
"…her guidance and coaching reflected a deep sense of investment in learners."
"Kind, patient and always willing to teach. You never feel judged by her and therefore she creates the perfect atmosphere for learning."