by Guy Dugas & Karen Wall
The following definitely falls in the better-late-than-never category. This notice was only brought to my attention and posted in January of 2019.
Each year the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg honour Manitoba’s most extraordinary women with the Women of Distinction Awards. The most recent awards dinner was held at the Winnipeg Convention centre on May 4, 2017.
Congratulations to our own Dr. Diane Clare, winner in the Education, Training & Mentorship category. This award recognizes women who inspire others with their passion for personal growth, development and life-long learning. Through the education system, employee training and development, community education or other alternatives, they develop innovative programs and/or build a strong rapport with community members to foster learning in a broader sense.
Dr. Diane Clare leads by example when it comes to the promotion of lifelong learning. Dr. Clare brought technology and education together in a revolutionary distance education program via streaming video to help educate rural nursing students. Because of her vision and tireless efforts, the Red River College Rural Program has educated and retained dozens of registered nurses to fill vital nursing positions in rural communities. As Dr. Clare continues to contribute to the education of healthcare professionals and educators, she strives to further her own education. Dr. Clare’s style of leadership instills confidence and passion for teaching among colleagues and students.