Nursing prof receives community builder award

Prof. Judith Lynam was honoured with the Network of East Vancouver Community Organizations’ (NEVCO) ‘Building our Community Award.’

Lynam was recognized for her engagement with the community through research on the Social Pediatrics Initiative – an intersectoral and interdisciplinary clinical outreach initiative that seeks to foster health care access for children who are ‘at risk’ because of their social and material circumstances.  Her research is characterized by a reciprocal and respectful learning exchange and recognizes and develops the expertise of communities through dialogue and engagement.  

The award was presented on Oct. 13 at the Annual General Meetings of NEVCO and Network of Inner City Community Service Societies (NICCSS) – both organizations are community partners in the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) funded research study for which Lynam is the Research Lead.  

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