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The Time to Name Names in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

Nominations now being accepted for the 2015 Alumni of Distinction award

March 26, 2015 — 

The coming of spring means a great many things around this often–refrigerated corner of the world, not the least of which is the long-awaited reprieve from Mother Nature’s icy grip.

In the realm of oral health in Manitoba, it also heralds the opening of the floor for nominations for the annual Alumni of Distinction award. The University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association is now welcoming nominations for the 2015 honour.

“I am always so impressed with the candidates we get year after year,” said UMDAA president Dr. Danielle Jobb. “I really want to encourage everyone to keep sending in these great nominations. It’s a fantastic opportunity to recognize our colleagues.”

Nominees must be a graduate of the DMD or a postgraduate program of the College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba. The nominee must have served the profession or community in such a way as to have distinguished themselves, and directly or indirectly brought distinction and honour to the College and the Profession.

Anyone may submit a nomination. However those putting forth nominations must remember to include a completed form. To avoid disappointment, and to respect the privacy of the people consulted, the AOD Selection Committee keeps nominations confidential and asks that the nominators and others involved do the same. Based on this, it is recommend that nominees not be advised of their nomination. All information submitted is kept confidential and is shared only amongst members of the selection committee.

As in years past, all involved in the process are working diligently to make it as easy as possible for those interested to voice their choice. Nomination forms are available here:

College of Dentistry Alumni of Distinction Nomination Form

School of Dental Hygiene Alumni of Distinction Nomination Form

Forms can be filled in and dispatched automatically via your computer, or can be filled in, printed off and either mailed or faxed to the UMDAA. Contact and mailing information is found at the bottom of the nomination form.

Deadline for nominations is April 30, 2015. Honourees will receive the award at the Alumni of Distinction Awards Evening, which takes place on Friday, October 2, 2015, once again at the historic Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg.


AOD Nominations Open Till April 5

Who will be the 2015 Alumni of Distinction for the School of Dental Hygiene?

The floor is now open for nominations for the 2015 School of Dental Hygiene Alumni of Distinction award. The University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene and its alumni association invite those interested to put forward nominations for deserving individuals to be considered for this year’s award.

To earn consideration, nominees must be graduates of the School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Manitoba and have performed noteworthy service within the profession and / or the community.

Nomination forms and full selection criteria are available through the UMSDHAA and through the school, online via its website. Online forms can be completed and sent in via your computer or printed off and sent into the School of Dental Hygiene office on the Bannatyne Campus.

It is strongly encouraged that all nominations include the resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the person to be considered so as to help the selection committee make an informed decision. The closing date for nominations is April 5, 2015.

The selection committee will announce this year’s recipient shortly thereafter. The 2015 honouree will receive the award at the annual Alumni of Distinction evening, Friday, October 2 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg.


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