News Release - University of Windsor

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - The University of Windsor Alumni Association will present alumni awards, including the associations highest honour the Alumni Award of Merit, on Wednesday, November 23, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. in the CAW Student Centre's Ambassador Auditorium, during the 2011 AGM and Award Presentations evening.

Awards to be presented include:

Award of Merit
Janet M. Davidson,  BScN '71, LLD '09
President & CEO Trillium Health Centre

Janet M. Davidson joined Trillium Health Centre as President and CEO in March 2007. She has more than 30 years experience in health care management in the hospital, government and voluntary sectors in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta.

Prior to joining Trillium, she was Chief Operating Officer - Vancouver Acute with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Prior to that, Janet served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH.) She has also served as Assistant Deputy Minister of Health for Alberta, Chief Operating Officer for the Alberta Mental Health Board, and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Alberta Hospital.

Neatly interwoven into Janet's career has been her volunteer work with the International Red Cross/Red Crescent, the largest voluntary humanitarian organization in the world. Honoured as an Officer of the Order of the Red Cross, Janet has volunteered for over 30 years (many in a senior governance capacity) fighting on the front lines of malaria and HIV/AIDS relief in Africa, rebuilding tsunami- and hurricane-affected countries, providing feeding programs in war-ravaged and drought-ridden countries, and protecting victims of conflict in different regions of the world.

In 2006, Davidson was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for her work with the Red Cross. She has also been recognized several times for her professional contributions, including the 1998 YMCA Woman of the Year Award in Business and Management, and, in 1999, the 125th Anniversary and Queen's Jubilee Medals and recognition in Chatelaine's Who's Who of Canadian Women.

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Dr. Martha Reavley BComm '81, MBA '82
Associate Professor, Management - Odette School of Business

According to one student "Dr. Reavely consistently helps her students well beyond the purposes of the courses that she teaches.  She spends countless hours assisting students with career aspirations, thought provoking discussions and supporting them through personal challenges."  Another student said "Dr. Reavely remains committed to progressive teaching and is always looking for new ways to enhance the student learning experience to ensure that deep and transferrable learning occurs."

Reavley recognizes the important role that she plays in the life of her student.  "What I hope to achieve is helping students to realize their own capabilities, competencies and leadership potential…by setting up experiences to push them a little and give them a soft place to land.  Over 30 years, as a student and as a professor, I have been given many opportunities for professional growth.  I always felt that it is a deep responsibility of mine to give those opportunities to others."

Odyssey Award (Alumni in the early stages of their career)
Jim Annan BFA '00 - Actor (Credits include: Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, The Ron James Show, Dan for Mayor among a number of commercials and stage work.

Steven Bull BComm '05 - Journalist, CBC Windsor

Jean-Pierre Chartrand BHK '99 - Physiotherapist  and Co-owner, Active Body Physical Therapy
Sherri Chartrand BHK '99 - Physiotherapist  and Co-owner, Active Body Physical Therapy

Christine Daly BSc '03, MSc '07 - Wetland Reclamation Research & Development Coordinator, Suncor Energy Ltd, Ablerta Oil Sands

Melanie Gardin BPA '97, LLB '00 - Lawyer and Partner, Chapman Gordon Gardin Stewart

Cameron Hucker BA '03 - Cinematographer/Editor  and Co-founded Suede Productions

SOURCE University of Windsor

For further information:

Trevor Dinham (BHK '06) 
Alumni Officer Communications & Marketing 
Office of Alumni Affairs 
University of Windsor 
Phone: 519-253-3000 x3247 


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