Apr 18, 2013

Vancouver, BC – An instructor in Langara’s Faculty of Nursing has been honoured with an Excellence Award for Advocacy by the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC).

Suki Grewal was recognized by the CRNBC for her outstanding efforts in advocating for the health of British Columbia’s South Asian community. She was recognized at a ceremony in Vancouver on April 18, where she was joined by her family, members of Langara’s nursing faculty, and a group of visiting students from the Royal College of Nursing in Batala, India.

"Suki richly deserves this award,” said Janine Lennox, Chair of Langara’s School of Nursing. “She was chosen for the high quality of her work and her incredible commitment to volunteerism. She’s a truly exceptional advocate.”

“Suki has helped improve health care access for many South Asian women across BC,” added Diane Bradley, Langara’s Division Chair of Health Sciences. “Her professional dedication, her positive ‘can do’ outlook, and her hard work are an inspiration to her colleagues and students.”

Suki was a major force behind the establishment of an international practice experience for Langara College nursing students in India this February. She is also recognized for her work in the South Asian community, including her advocacy for the establishment of clinics that address community-specific women’s health issues. Through her efforts and organization Langara also hosted a South Asian Women's Health Symposium last year. 

Suki developed an elective course that specifically addresses cultural safety for nursing students in Langara’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. She has also worked with her students to complete a great many community projects, some of which have been presented at conferences both locally and internationally.

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