TWU Professors Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham and Richard Sawatzky selected to join inaugural class of Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing

Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham and Richard Sawatzky are 2020 Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing.

Trinity Western University is pleased to announce that faculty members Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham and Richard (Rick) Sawatzky have been offered induction into the inaugural class of Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing (CNA).

Dr. Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham is Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing. Dr. Richard (Rick) Sawatzky is Professor of the School of Nursing and the Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes.

The CNA Fellowship program recognizes and celebrates the most accomplished nurses in Canada. Becoming a Fellow represents the highest honour for Canada’s nursing leaders in clinical practice, education, administration, research and policy.

To become a Fellow, candidates had to complete a detailed application and receive two nominations.

Successful application to the Fellowship is based on sustained and outstanding contributions to the advancement of the nursing profession.

CNA president Tim Guest affirmed that every Fellow has “displayed outstanding leadership and commitment to advancing the nursing profession in Canada and globally.”

The virtual induction ceremony will be held in November 2020. Please visit the CNA-AIIC website for details when they become available.

A warm congratulations to Dr. Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham and Dr. Richard (Rick) Sawatzky!

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: 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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