Dr. Maha Othman, professor in SLC’s BScN program and adjunct professor in the Queen’s University Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, has received a Minister of Colleges and Universities’ Award of Excellence in the category of Everyday Heroes for having stepped up and made a difference during the pandemic and the 2020-2021 school year. The award was given to Dr. Othman during a virtual celebration held on Friday, January 21 hosted by the Honorable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities.
"Dr. Othman has been dedicated to education and research in Canada for over 15 years. Throughout the challenging last two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Othman has demonstrated Ontario spirit and leadership in three different spheres: research and innovation, teaching and learning, professional development of early career researchers," according to Dr. David Lillicrap, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine at Queen’s, who nominated Dr. Othman for this award.
"At a time in which research was highly restricted with most labs either closed and/or running under reduced capacity, many undergraduate students in post-secondary institutions lost critical opportunities to join research environments as summer students or as volunteers. Dr. Othman worked to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary virtual collaborations of students at both St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University to create 'PeersinPatho,' an online platform supporting virtual learning and student-led tutorials (launching January 2022) with the St. Lawrence College’s School of Baccalaureate Nursing."
Learn more about the Minister's Awards of Excellence.