Award comes as honour to medical educators

Lana Lee, Chris WellingtonRecipients Lana Lee and Chris Wellington display their awards in these photos by Mike Kovaliv.

Their work with the students of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus has earned recognition for two members of the UWindsor faculty.

Lana Lee, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and dietitian Chris Wellington, a sessional instructor in nursing, received the “Educators’ Award of Excellence in Medical Education” at an April 12 reception at the Ambassador Golf Club.

Dr. Lee noted she was especially pleased to have been nominated by her students. She says it has been a privilege to teach the students since the inception of the Windsor program in 2008.

“It is particularly satisfying to observe students’ exchanging ideas, contributing to discussions, and learning from each other,” she says. “Providing guidance, support, and encouragement are all components in making a difference.”

Wellington, who also holds an appointment as nutritionist with Food Services, echoes those sentiments.

“I am very honoured and humbled upon receiving this award,” says Wellington. “It is a pleasure to work with these amazing students.”

Ophthalmologist Barry Emara also received the award, which acknowledges an instructor or a staff member’s leadership and outstanding contribution to the well-being of learners. It was one of eight awards of excellence conferred during the celebration; find a full list of honorees on the Schulich website.