Dr. Bernie Pauly receives a 2016 BC Community Achievement Award

Dr. Bernie Pauly receives a 2016 BC Community Achievement Award, announced by Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation. This is wonderful news for our School of Nursing as we mark our 40th anniversary this year.

Dr. Pauly is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research and Scholarship in our School of Nursing; a Scientist with the Centre for Addictions Research of BC; a member of the Renewal of Public Health Services Research Team; and priority lead for the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. She also recently accepted Island Health’s Research Scholar in Residence Award.

For many people outside the worlds of nursing and public health, Dr. Pauly is best known as a longstanding advocate for improving the lives of the most vulnerable citizens in our communities. Her relationships with social agencies here in Victoria and across BC speak to her passion for building community partnerships to advance health equity and social justice.

Bravo, Bernie! This award shines a light on you and your teams’ hard work, on UVic’s community-engaged research, and how all are mobilizing knowledge that makes a difference.