Virginia Edmonds – RN, BA, was a winner of the Award of Excellence from The Toronto Hospital in 1992. She also worked as a clinical educator at the Mississauga Hospital as an Advanced Practice Nurse at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in Ontario.
MIDLAND, ONTARIO; The Dr, Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund is pleased to announce that our three founders Virginia Edmonds, Lois Kalchman and Bev Woods-Percival are the recipients of the2014 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Award for their outstanding contribution to the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation.
The trio will receive their award , which includes a shared $10,000 prize, on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Midland Golf and Country Club in Midland. In addition their names will be displayed along with the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Trophy which is enshrined in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, Alta. Continue reading
Dr. Michael Cusimano, is the recipient of the 2013 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award presented to a Canadian who has contributed significantly to the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation.
A graduate of the University of Toronto School of Medicine, Dr. Cusimano entered the Neurosurgery Training Program at the University of Toronto in 1985. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1990, and in this same year received his Masters Degree in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1996.
Dr. Natalie Lynn Yanchar, is the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Award presented to a Canadian who has contributed significantly to the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation.
The enthusiastic 49-year-old associate professor in Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University and Medical Director of the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital Trauma Care Program for the past 12 years has also found time to raise her three children .
Dr. Yanchar advocates injury prevention for children and young adults. Most recently her activities have focussed on playground, water, and recreational off-road vehicle safety.