AWARDS

The Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists (SAOT) acknowledges outstanding occupational therapists, students and organizations each year. The SAOT Awards Committee is proud to present awards and grants as approved by the SAOT Board to Directors at the Annual General Meeting.

Inquiries can be sent to awards@saot.ca.

Student Clinical Placement Award

The Student Clinical Placement Award recognizes students who have demonstrated exceptional performance in the following areas: practice knowledge, clinical reasoning, communication, professional interactions, performance management and professional development. Candidates are nominated by their clinical preceptor from any placement level up until completing their final placement before October 1.

Award:

  • Letter of Recognition from the SAOT President
  • Announcement on SAOT website and in e-Bulletin
  • Certificate presented at the SAOT Annual General Meeting

Nomination Deadline: October 1 of each year

Apply online here.

 

Clinical Preceptor Award

The Clinical Preceptor Award recognizes outstanding performance of a clinical preceptor during any level of fieldwork placement. Candidates are nominated by students who believe that his or her clinical preceptor has exceptional clinical teaching abilities.

Award:

  • Letter of Recognition from the SAOT President
  • Announcement on SAOT website and in e-Bulletin
  • Certificate presented at the SAOT Annual General Meeting

Nomination Deadline: October 1 of each year

Apply online here.

 

SAOT/COTF Research & Education Grant

A maximum of three $1,000 grants are awarded annually for the following:

Education-related grant: The purpose of the grant is to support occupational therapists in Alberta to advance their knowledge of occupational therapy practice or to enable them to participate in or to carry out clinical research. This can be used to fund speakers and events that align with the stated purpose and have occupational therapists as a target audience.

Clinical Research Award: The purpose of this grant is to support clinical research in the area of occupational therapy.  Clinical occupational therapists, students in thesis-based Masters, and PhD programs can apply for funding to support their clinical research projects.

Application requisites require the applicant to be a (an):

CAOT member for at least six months
Paid SAOT member for a minimum of six months
Member of ACOT or a student member of SAOT

Award recipients receive:

  • Letter of recognition from the SAOT President
  • Acknowledgement on the SAOT website and e-Bulletin
  • Certificate presented at the SAOT Annual General Meeting

Nomination Deadline: October 1 of each year

Apply online here.

 

Gail Gilewich Clinical Practice Award

The Gail Gilewich Clinical Practice Award recognizes an occupational therapist who has demonstrated significant achievements in the area of clinical practice in occupational therapy.

Award:

  • Letter of Recognition from the SAOT President
  • Announcement on SAOT website and in e-Bulletin
  • Certificate presented at the SAOT Annual General Meeting

Nomination Deadline: October 1 of each year

Apply online here.

 

Sharon Brintnell Lifetime Achievement Award

The Sharon Brintnell Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an occupational therapist who has made significant lifelong contributions to the profession of occupational therapy in Alberta. These contributions can be clinical, administrative, teaching, research, community development, policy development and/or voluntary work.

Award:

  • Recognition Award
  • Announcement on SAOT website and in e-Bulletin
  • Recognition at the annual SAOT AGM

Nomination Deadline: April 1

Apply online here.

 

Donna and Rudy Cornet Volunteer Recognition Award

The Donna and Rudy Cornet Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes an occupational therapist who has made significant contributions through volunteering to: (1) improve the lives of the populations served by occupational therapists, and (2) advance the profession of occupational therapy in Alberta.

Award:

  • Letter of Recognition from SAOT President
  • Announcement on SAOT website and in e-Bulletin
  • Recognition at the annual SAOT AGM

Nomination Deadline: October 1 of each year

Apply online here.

 

Citation Award

This award is a national and provincial collaboration between the Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists (SAOT) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) that acknowledges the contribution/accomplishment to the health and well-being of Albertans of an agency, program or individual within the province and who is not an occupational therapist.

The SAOT Board of Directors can nominate up to two organizations for Citation Awards and forwards the nominations to CAOT. We welcome suggestions or nominations from SAOT members.

Award:

  • Framed Certificate of Recognition provided by CAOT and signed by the presidents of SAOT and CAOT
  • Announcement on SAOT website and in e-Bulletin

Nomination Deadline: December 1 of each year