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Dr. Melissa Brouwers, nominated for 2017 Hamilton Women of Distinction Award

  • February 2, 2017
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Brouwers, MelissaDr. Melissa Brouwers, Director for the Centre for Evidence-based Implementation (CEBI) at Hamilton Health Sciences and Professor and Lead of Health Services Research in the Department of Oncology, McMaster University, has been nominated for the 2017 Hamilton Women of Distinction Award for Education and Mentorship. The award honours women who mentor and empower others by giving them the tools they need to make positive changes in their lives.

A second nomination for the Outstanding Workplace Award was announced for the Program in Evidence-based Care (PEBC). Melissa Brouwers is the Provincial Director (Scientific) of the Program in Evidence-based Care, Cancer Care Ontario. The award recognizes a business or organization that supports and responds to the diverse needs of its employees, supporting them as they balance the demands and rewards of career, family and community. It’s given to a workplace that acknowledges the challenges its female employees may face and proactively supports the success and advancement of women in its workplace.

In addition to these highly demanding roles, Melissa is also the Deputy Director and Scientist, at the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute (ECRI) and associate member in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University.

“Melissa’s passion for life-long learning is exhibited through her dedication to mentorship. She serves as an inspiration to other women as she empowers them to do great things,” says Mark Levine, Scientific Director, ECRI. “She leverages her own achievements by paving the way for future leaders and motivating others to seek knowledge and opportunities.”

Please join us in congratulating Melissa on the nominations.

The Women of Distinction Awards dinner and awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s. More information and tickets.