Faculty AT director earns national recognition
Jackie Elliott, the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management’s athletic therapy program director, has been bestowed with 2021 Distinguished Athletic Therapy Educator Award by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.
Elliott [B.PE/88, B.ED/90, M.Sc/96] was awarded with the honour in a virtual celebration Wednesday, June 2.
The award is presented to an association member in recognition of truly distinguished contributions to athletic therapy. Recipients are exemplary educators in the athletic therapy realm, not only in traditional forums and teaching settings but have demonstrated leadership in community, national, or international education, involved in original research publication, and/or innovative teaching delivery or curriculum development.
“As an instructor, [Jackie] has long been considered the ‘pillar’ of the athletic therapy program by generations of students, and is known for her passion and dedication towards the success of the graduating students,” said FKRM assistant professor Trisha Scribbans in a letter of support for Elliott’s nomination.
“As an educator and program administrator, she is committed to ensuring the athletic therapy curriculum is current and innovative. Through her teaching, she strives to remain up-to-date on the most recent evidence-based practice to ensure students are receiving the highest level of education and experience.”
Also honoured were students Kara Fulawka (CATA Student Leadership Award) and Sarah Bohunicky (George Borden Goodwill Award).