Two TWU Nursing professors recognized by the Canadian Academy of Nursing for ‘outstanding contribution’

2020 is no doubt a big year for the nursing profession.

Yet, for many heroes in the nursing field, their hard work, dedication and professionalism long precedes this pandemic year.

This month, two nursing educators from Langley’s Trinity Western University have been especially recognized by the nursing profession for their work in advancing health care locally and globally.

In a virtual ceremony held on November 20, 2020, the Canadian Academy of Nursing recognized a special group of nursing leaders.

Each one was nominated and chosen for “outstanding and sustained contributions” to the improvement of health care at the local, national and international level.

Named “Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing,” this inaugural class of 46 distinguished Fellows and 12 Charter Fellows represent some of the most accomplished nurses in the country.

Among those inducted as Fellows is Dr. Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, who was recognized for her contributions to the improvement of health and health care through nursing, from her local context as professor and dean at TWU’s School of Nursing. Her work has shaped the landscape of critical theorizing in nursing related to social justice, health equity, and human rights. She is currently leading an international program of research on human rights and albinism that includes a study on mothering and albinism in Tanzania, South Africa, and Ghana.

Dr. Richard Sawatzky is also among the inaugural class of Fellows. He is a health researcher and professor at TWU, where he holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Person-Centred Outcomes. His work promotes patients to have a greater voice in identifying priorities for their own health care. His research uses quality of life assessments to serve people who have life-limiting illnesses and their family caregivers.

One year ago, the Canadian Nurses Association established of the Canadian Academy of Nursing to honour the nation’s most accomplished nursing leaders. It is the first “pan-Canadian” organization dedicated to “identifying, educating, supporting, and celebrating” nursing leaders across Canada.

Since its establishment in November 2019, over 600 nurses have joined the academy.

The World Health Organization has also designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

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About Trinity Western University

Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is Canada’s premier Christian liberal arts university dedicated to equipping students to establish meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. It is a fully accredited research institution offering liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. It has five campuses and locations: Langley, Richmond-Lansdowne, Richmond-Minoru, Ottawa, and Bellingham, WA. TWU emphasizes academic excellence, research, and student engagement in a vital faith community committed to forming leaders to have a transformational impact on culture. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @TrinityWestern, on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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