Nurse of the Year Award
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Nurse of the Year Award

The 2017 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award will recognize a CANO/ACIO nurse who has consistently demonstrated the highest level of nursing excellence and leadership, and contributed to advancing oncology nursing and/or health system transformation. The recipient will be honoured infront of his/her peers at the upcoming CANO/ACIO conference and is awarded $5,000 to put towards further education and professional development.

“Oncology nurses are redefining the way decision-making is being shared through the patient journey,” says Richard Mole, President & CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. “We commend all the nominees for their inspired contributions to this fast-changing field and here at Boehringer Ingelheim we are proud to be recognizing their tremendous efforts for a fourth year.”

2017 is the sixth year that this award has been offered and each year CANO/ACIO receives many nominations for exceptional oncology nurses across Canada.

“This award recognizes the extraordinary contributions oncology nurses make to their profession, their patients and their community,” says Tracy Truant, President of the Board of CANO/ACIO.  “We are proud of the leadership and high standard of care they provide, balanced with their ongoing professional development.”


The 2017 Nurse of the Year Award Nominees (alphabetically):    

Barbara Ammeter, WINNIPEG, MB

Melissa Boonstra, OTTAWA, ON

Colleen Campbell, HILLSDALE, ON

Tracey DasGupta, WHITBY, ON

Stéphanie Duguay, QUÉBEC CITY, QC


Allison Filewich, KELOWNA, BC

Janet Giroux, KINGSTON, ON


Brenda Hiebert, BRANDON, MB

Lynne Jolicoeur, GATINEAU, QC


Jean Morrison-Kennedy, LANARK, NS

Massey Nematollahi, NEWMARKET, ON

Jane Palmateer, BELLEVILLE, ON


Janice Petruk, FORT, MCMURRAY, AB

Maureen Watt-Smith, KITCHENER, ON

Karen Woodworth, HALIFAX, NS


The winner of the 2017 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award is Colleen Campbell, from the Royal Victoria Regional Health Center in Barrie, Ontario.

Click here to read the full press release!

(From left to right: Pavel Goldvasser, Boehringer Ingelheim; Colleen Coxson, Boehringer Ingelheim; Colleen Campbell, 2017 Oncology Nurse of the Year; Karen Janes, CANO/ACIO Recognition of Excellence Committee Chair)


For the 2017 Nurse of the Year video (ENG), please click here.

For the 2017 Nurse of the Year video (FR), please click here.



Last Updated: October 29, 2017

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