Dr. Vicky Bungay receives 2023 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award

For exemplifying "a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of faculty colleagues, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the early stages of their academic careers,"  Dr. Vicky Bungay has been awarded the 2023 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award. 

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Following fast on the heels of her recognition for excellent contributions to the review process, the John McNeill Mentorship award demonstrates further Dr. Bungay's invaluable dedication to advancing excellence in health care education through mentorship.

Her vast experience as a professor and much-published researcher contribute to her success as a mentor. Because her work often emphasizes the importance of policy changes and the need for more inclusive and equitable health care practices, she is an invaluable resource for researchers pressing for change. The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of Dr. Bungay's work places her at the hub of interconnecting fields of research for those who need to develop new working relationships, and her advocacy efforts, aimed at improving the health and social conditions of marginalized communities, position her ideally to offer insights to developing the delicate touch required for researching in complex and challenging fields. 

Dr. Vicky Bungay's contributions to nursing and public health have been instrumental in advancing our understanding of health inequities and advocating for the rights and well-being of marginalized populations. This award signals that her research, teaching, and mentorship continue to make a significant impact not just among the communities she serves but also within academia. This award aptly recognizes her ability to support, advise and encourage with respect and appreciation, and we heartily congratulate Dr. Bungay for this distinction. 

The John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award is offered every year through UBC Health Awards and Scholarships.


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