Conestoga news

April 25, 2002 1:25 PM

Paramedic Students Earn Academic Honours

The Paramedic program of Conestoga College has announced the winners of its achievement awards for academic year 2001-2002.

Susan White of Cambridge is winner of two awards. The $150 Waterloo Region Base Hospital Program Student Award goes to the student who successfully combines high academic achievement in program studies with constructive, willing assistance to student colleagues in academic and clinical situations. White also has won the Paramedic Program Faculty Award, a plaque in recognition of exemplary performance in the academic and clinical components of the program, combined with leadership among student peers, as
well as personal effort and devotion in promoting awareness of the importance of pre-hospital medical care.

Kyia Chopiak of Petersburg is winner of the plaque associated with the Waterloo Region Emergency Services Employees Award. The award recognizes a student who, in the course of program studies, has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional growth in all aspects of the program.

Graham Little of Waterloo is winner of the plaque associated with the K and L Health Care Consultants Award. He was recognized for his initiative and skilled performance in the program’s clinical component, as well as outstanding application of theory to clinical practice.

Dawn St. Pierre of Union, Ontario has won the plaque associated with the Region of Waterloo Emergency Medical Services Award. She was recognized for her overall outstanding performance in a number of areas -- achievement in theory, effective application of theory to clinical practice, initiative in clinical situations, and demonstration of growth appropriate to the standards of the profession.

Conestoga’s two-year Paramedic program deals with knowledge and skills pertaining to pre-hospital emergency medical care, including the transport of accident/illness victims, and proper use of specialized equipment and techniques to help control life-threatening situations.

CONTACT: Bob Mahood, 519-748-5220, ext. 3439 / Nancy Hacking, 519-748-5220, ext. 3433