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M.J. Gerrow Award for Excellence in Patient Care


M.J. Gerrow Award for Excellence in Patient Care




Health Sciences


Nursing - Collaborative


Third year



Program load


General information

One award of $1,500 is available to eligible students. Students must:

  • Be enrolled in their third year of full-time studies in the Collaborative Nursing program at Ontario Tech University
  • Demonstrate caring and compassion as a bedside nurse, effective and valuable skills as a team member, safety as a practitioner, and leadership in the field of nursing
  • Demonstrate financial need

It is highly recommended that you provide letters of recommendation from Clinical Instructors from both Year 1 and Year 2. The Letters of Recommendation must be emailed directly from the Clinical Instructor to

About the Donor

Her father, M.J. Gerrow, always enjoyed studying and continuously learning. To pay tribute to him when he passed away, Vicki Cubitt and her family decided to donate to Ontario Tech. They set up a bursary for third-year students pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree who exhibit strong leadership and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent bedside care. Mr. Gerrow, one of Canada’s first nursing administrators, always believed that a good nurse never lost the art or interest in direct patient care. Even on his busiest days he took the time to talk to patients to ensure they were receiving the best possible clinical and compassionate care.

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