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Faculty of Nursing’s Dr. Christina Murray receives Vanier Institute award

Thursday, November 1, 2018
L-R: Christina Murray, Barb Neis, and Nora Spinks. Photo: Bojan Furst

Dr. Christina Murray, Associate Professor of Nursing with UPEI’s Faculty of Nursing and Dr. Barb Neis, Project Director for the On the Move Partnership were recently awarded the 2018 Mirabelli-Glossop Award for Distinguished Contribution by The Vanier Institute of the Family.

Nora Spinks, CEO of The Vanier Institute, congratulated Drs. Murray and Neis, lauding both women for their work as leaders, scholars and collaborators.

Dr. Murray was praised for her work and dedication to the creation, development, planning, and execution of the inaugural Families, Work and Mobility Symposium. Spinks described the symposium, held at UPEI in May 2018, as a highly successful event that created great momentum for future collaboration and “provided a rich, inclusive, positive, welcoming and collaborative learning environment” for everyone involved.

Ms. Spinks referenced Dr. Neis’s leadership with the On the Move Partnership, noting that “as a result of On the Move, those who employ and support ‘families on the move’ can draw from a rigorous and robust knowledge base to develop evidence-based policies, programs and practices.”

The Mirabelli-Glossop Award for Distinguished Contribution is presented in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the work of The Vanier Institute of the Family. Award winners are recognized for significant contribution to advancing the understanding of families in Canada, in all of their diversity.
Ms. Spinks presented the award to Drs. Murray and Neis at the People, Place and Public Engagement Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on October 25, 2018.

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