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Field Education Award

field instructor receiving flowers from a student


The Field Education award was established to honour a field instructor or agency for exemplary service and ongoing commitment to social work field education at the School of Social Work, Renison University College. The criteria for selection include:

  • Regular commitment to field education with the BSW Program
  • Representation regularly at the School's field events
  • Consistent positive evaluations by students
  • Providing creative enhancement and exceptional field education and support to students

Nominations are sought each year from students and faculty field consultants. The nominations are reviewed by the practicum advisory committee and the faculty committee. The recipient is recognized at the School of Social Work end of year event in June. 

Past recipie​nts:

2002: House of Friendship
2003: Office of Persons with Disabilities, University of Waterloo
2003: Jean Gaulthier, Youth Justice Services
2004: Shelley Guy, Waterloo Region Homes for Mental Health
2005: Heather Field, Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
2006: K-W Counselling Services
2007: Donna Bach, Family Services of Perth-Huron
2008: Mel Rose, Lutherwood Family Counselling Services
2009: Pam Baldwin, Family and Children's Services of Waterloo Region
2010: Rose Padacz, Office for Persons with Disabilities, University of Waterloo
2011: Marty Schreiter, K-W Multicultural Centre
2012: Joyce Gingerich, Waterloo Region District School Board
2013: Alex Smart, John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington
2014: Tonya Beattie, Family & Children's Services, Waterloo Region
2015: Lauren Marshall & Sally Stevens, Nova Vita Violence Prevention Services
2016: Don Plant, Ray of Hope
2017: Marion MacLean, Family Counselling & Support Services for Guelph-Wellington