Diabetes Association Recognizes Partners
Fanshawe honoured with Outstanding Partner Award by the Canadian Diabetes Association
On April 30, 2008, Fanshawe College was presented with the Canadian Diabetes Association's Outstanding Partner Award. The award recognizes institutions that make significant contributions to the organization and provide ongoing support.
Over the past few years, the College has collaborated to fight diabetes in Canada and ultimately give back to the community. A number of Fanshawe programs have worked in partnership with the Association to help promote the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.
Left to right: Sue Taylor, Regional Director, Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA); Terry Boyd, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Media & Design, accepting the award on behalf of Fanshawe; Doug Daye, Regional Chair, CDA; Dr. David Hill, Past President National Board of Directors, CDA
Fanshawe's Paramedic program, over the course of the past two years, has provided medical support to Camp Discovery, a summer program for children that combines recreational activities with diabetes management. Among other undertakings, paramedic students provided emergency skills to the camp's medical team and volunteered to carry out overnight blood glucose testing, simultaneously learning about the condition.
The Department of Continuing Education provided the Canadian Diabetes Association with the opportunity to host educational sessions, while students of Fanshawe's Child and Youth Worker Program assisted in the presentation of programs geared towards youth.
Another program supporting the cause was the Landscape Design program; first-year students provided conceptual drawings and third-year students supplied construction drawings, both for property redevelopment purposes.
Finally, the Social Service Worker program and the Corporate Communication and Public Relations (CC&PR) program provided the organization with student volunteers as part of student placement arrangements. Students of the CC&PR program also assisted in the development of program handbooks, Expo marketing and day-of events and the creation of marketing tools; they also supported human resources and provided research skills for the Association to utilize in future endeavours.
The award is currently on exhibit in a display case outside the office of Fanshawe President Dr. Howard Rundle.