Wendy Lawson (2014)

LawsonnewAffiliation at the time of the award: Mohawk College

Citation: A committed health professions educator, Wendy has inspired students, colleagues and professional peers with her endless enthusiasm, skill, knowledge, talent and ability to connect with people.  She has contributed to both post-secondary education and professional development in the community through national lecturing and research.  Committed to advancing the profession, she has represented the sonography profession in leadership roles on multiple organizations and professional boards. 

A Medical Radiation Sciences graduate and currently a member on the national professional board wrote, “Wendy has given me inspiration and aspirations for how I want my own career to progress. She has also shown me the pleasure of paying forward patience and encouragement by being a mentor myself.” 

A colleague contributed “Through her strong involvement in the profession Wendy has motivated her students to submit assigned papers to national competitions.  Many of these students have gone on to receive national recognition for their work.”

“Great teachers don’t just teach, they “do”. They lead by example, they blaze trails and they encourage both students and peers to raise the bar, to get out into the world and make a difference.”   No surprise that this is Wendy’s teaching philosophy – a role model that truly lives by her personal philosophy.