Janice Sampson

“I’m helping to organize the 2017 North Shore Breastfeeding Challenge which is on Sept 30 at the HOpe Centre.”

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People First award winner: Dr. Faisal Khosa

His colleagues say: “Dr. Khosa is a dream maker. He has helped many junior staff reach their full potential.”

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Elizabeth Holliday

“A colleague and I went on to provide HIV education and testing at a wellness fair in Skatin – a relatively remote community that is accessed via a forest service road. It began with a flat tire and ended with our testing tent blowing away in high winds.”

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People First award winner: Jill Scott

Her colleagues say: “Jill’s dedication is matched by her genuine warmth, empathy and sense of humour.”

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Edith Rushton

“I spent my first 10 years growing up in Budapest and Italy.”

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People First award winner: Sophia Goksoyr

Her colleagues say: “Her professionalism, empathy, and diligence not only benefits our patients, but these characteristics are so contagious, others are empowered to do the same.”

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Karin I. Alzner

“I was born in the Old Grace Hospital two blocks away from where I now work at GF Strong Rehab Centre.”

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People First award winner: Mo Gaffney

Her colleagues say: “Mo sees beyond the diagnosis, beyond the poverty, the mental health and the addictions, to see the individual.”

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RADAR project coordinator Rebecca Thomas

RADAR sends and receives real-time drug alerts through text messaging and online surveys.

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People First award winner: Dr. Michael Wilkins-Ho

His colleagues say: “He’s a doctor who would get a birthday cake if he knows a patient doesn’t have any family to celebrate their birthday.”

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Trampoline safety advocate: Dr. Erik Swartz

Three things I always have my fridge: homemade hummus, Elman’s hot mustard and fresh fruit.

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People First award winner: Chian-Li Hsu

A quote from the Dalai Lama inspires me: “If at the beginning and at the end of our lives we depend on other people’s kindness, why can’t we be kind to others in between?”

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