Media Release – Nipissing University Educator Recognized for Leadership in Digital Health – Associate Professor receives Nursing Faculty E-Health Award

TwitterLogoJanuary 22, 2014 (North Bay, ON) – The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) awarded Dr. Aroha Page, associate professor, Nipissing University, with the 2013 Nursing Faculty E-Health Award at an award ceremony today. Member of Parliament (MP) Jay Aspin was on-hand to present the award, which celebrates leadership in e-health nursing education.

“On behalf of the citizens of Nipissing-Timiskaming I would like to congratulate Dr. Page for her fine work and this honour which has been bestowed upon her,” said Jay Aspin, MP Nipissing-Timiskaming. “It is a privilege for us to have a person of her calibre accomplishing these notable endeavours in our region.”

Through her role as a leader, teacher, mentor and advocate, Dr. Page is advancing e-health competence in her students at all levels. Her curriculum links e-health within nursing’s practice framework and includes students developing a knowledge translation website.

“Congratulations to Dr. Page for consistently demonstrating progressive leadership and innovation in merging areas of e-health and nursing,” said Dr. Cynthia Baker, executive director, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

The Nursing Faculty E-Health Award is an important component of the CASN and Infoway Nurses-in-Training project, aimed at improving graduates’ preparedness for work in technology-enabled environments by integrating digital health into nursing curricula on a pan-Canadian level for the first time. The project currently involves educators and students at 91 nursing degree-granting colleges and universities across Canada.

“Tomorrow’s clinicians need to be digitally-savvy to deliver the best possible patient care,” explained Maureen Charlebois, chief nursing executive and group director, Clinical Adoption,  Canada Health Infoway. “This award recognizes Dr. Page’s work in helping to advance future nursing practice with informatics.”

“Congratulations to Dr. Page on earning the Nursing Faculty E-Health Award for her ability to demonstrate exceptional leadership in e-health nursing education,” said Dr. Mike DeGagné, Nipissing University president. “Having committed professors who are at the leading edge of technology, like Dr. Page, is a tremendous benefit to our students, and especially nursing students, as they learn best practices in preparation for a rewarding career.”

About Canada Health Infoway

Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians.

About Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing 

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) is the voice of nursing education in Canada. Nursing education is an innovative and evolving system integrating cutting edge knowledge, research and technologies. CASN is committed to the progressive evolution of nursing education in support of the health of Canadians.


For more information:

Dan Strasbourg
Director, Media Relations
Canada Health Infoway
(416) 595-3424

Siobhan Bond
Manager of Communications and Data
Canadian Association of Nursing Schools
(613) 235-3150 Extension 23

Bob Pipe
Communications Officer
Nipissing University
(705) 474-3450 ext. 4528

Patricia Couchrane
Community Relations Representative
North Bay office of MP, Jay Aspin, Nipissing–Timiskaming
(705) 474-3700