Dr. Veronique Boscart receives Order of Merit Award from Canadian Nurses Association
On June 19, Conestoga’s Dr. Veronique Boscart, director of the Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care, received the Order of Merit, Research Award from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) for her outstanding contribution to nursing.
The CNA Order of Merit Awards honour excellence in five domains of practice and were created to honour nurses who -- through hard work, leadership, innovation and knowledge -- have had a significant and sustained impact on the nursing profession and the practice of nursing in Canada.
The award was presented to Boscart at a formal presentation at CNA’s biennial convention at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
Boscart’s research interests focus on evidence-based care in gerontology, curriculum development of gerontological education for nurses and health care professionals as well as care models for residential care settings.
As the CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Chair for Colleges in Seniors Care, Boscart works with Conestoga’s faculty and students and health care professionals at Schlegel Villages. She’s also involved at the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and holds an Assistant Clinical Professor position with the School of Nursing at McMaster University.
Conestoga’s Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care works in collaboration with researchers, health care professionals and the community to develop innovative education, improve workforce development and strengthen care practices in order to support care for seniors and their families across Canada.
Under Boscart’s leadership, the Centre is committed to: developing and disseminating knowledge to enhance education, training and research to improve quality of life and care of seniors; supporting Conestoga and Schlegel Villages’ efforts to improve graduate workforce development to better meet the needs of our aging population; and leading and supporting applied research activities and increasing care and research capacity in the field of gerontology through the development of faculty, researchers, students and health care professionals.
Boscart also holds an adjunct assistant professor position at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo as well as an adjunct scientist position in Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology (iDAPT) at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network.