Leadership in nursing education wins national honour for alumna

Andrea BaumannUWindsor alumna Andrea Baumann (BScN 1967), associate vice-president of global health in McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, will be invested as a member of the Order of Canada for her leadership in advancing nursing education and in shaping policy and practice in the field of health human resources.

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will appoint Dr. Baumann to the order — one of the country’s highest civilian honours — at a ceremony to be held later.

Baumann serves as director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre in Primary Care and Health Human Resources, and is a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2015, the University of Windsor Alumni Association conferred on her the Alumni Award of Merit, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments which have brought honour to the university, for contributions to the community, or for outstanding personal service to the university.

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The contributions of members are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the order: Desiderantes meliorem patriam (“They desire a better country”).

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