Erin Wong, a Kinesiology student (Pre-Health Professions Option) in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences has been recognized by the University of Waterloo as one of six 2014 University of Waterloo Co-op Student of the Year Awards.
Erin worked as a clinical research assistant at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for both her winter and spring 2014 work terms. She led the development of a research protocol for focused ultrasound that will significantly help in the treatment of bone metastases.
She presented five oral presentations at the International Supportive Care Conference in Miami, Florida. While at the conference she received the Young Investigator of the Year Award for her oncology work. While at Sunnybrook, Erin assisted a social worker as a translator for Mandarin and Cantonese speakers so that they could communicate their homecare needs.
Erin’s interest in applied health sciences and community extends to her work on campus to promote mental health awareness through the UWaterloo Healthy Minds Group. As part of the Fu Hui Organization, Erin helps underprivileged children in China with their learning.
Erin received an honourable mention for the national co-op student of the year award from the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education.
In a co-op program with 18,300 students, six remarkable individuals were selected to receive this prestigious award,” said Rocco Fondacaro, acting executive director of Co-operative Education and Career Action at Waterloo. “They personify Waterloo's drive to shape the future through innovation, boldness, and hard work. We are delighted to honour these students for their exceptional achievements.