Awards and Recognitions

This section of the AGNA site is devoted to recognizing those who have gone above and beyond in their nursing careers.


Dr. Sharon Moore

As a past President for the Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association and a current member of the CGNA Conference Committee, Dr. Moore’s contributions to seniors care and nursing practice has been extensive. Dr. Moore’s membership with CGNA is long-standing and she has held many leadership positions as a CGNA member. Dr. Moore’s unwavering commitment to enhancing care for seniors in Canada has been recognized by many others. She has received several awards including Creative Arts Award for Photography from International Federation on Aging (Prague, Czech Republic), Mary Morrison Davis Award of Excellence in Gerontology, CIHR Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging (co-recipient), Nominee for Premier's Awards in Health Studies for Graduates of Ontario College's of Applied Arts & Technologies, Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award Mount Royal College, Team Leadership Award National Chair Academy, Excellence in Mental Health Nursing Award, Outstanding PhD Graduate Student Award, University of Texas at Austin, and the Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction. As an exemplar nursing leader, Dr. Moore has inspired many of us to follow her pursuit of excellence in gerontological nursing.


Sandra P. Hirst

Sandra P. Hirst RN, Ph.D., GNC(C) is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. She has held a number of leadership positions in gerontology including: President of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association; President of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, and President of the Alberta Association of Gerontology.

Sandra recently completed a three-year appointment from the Prime Minister to sit on the National Seniors Council. Her areas of research and related scholarship focus on abuse and neglect of older adults, and the experiences of older adults who reside in long term care facilities. Sandra was appointed as Director of the newly established Centre in the late summer of 2008.

Sandra received an Honourary Member award from the Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association several years ago and more recently received a Lifetime Achievement award from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.

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