Mary Morrison Davis was born in Alberta and lived and worked in the province for most of her life. She was a professional social worker with veterans in Edmonton and is recognized as a pioneer in gerontological services. After her death, the AAG Board decided to rename its Award of Excellence the Mary Morrison Davis Award in recognition of this exemplary champion of aging and older people.
DESCRIPTION OF AWARD: The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Alberta Association on Gerontology (AAG) or to the field of gerontology. The recipient receives a certificate and Honourary Life membership in the AAG.
CRITERIA: The criteria which will be used to assess nominations include:
- Depth and breadth of ongoing involvement/commitment to the Association or to the field of gerontology. Preference will be given to individuals who are involved at a provincial level over individuals involved at only a local or national level. Nominees must have contributed from within the province of Alberta.
- Demonstrated leadership in the Association or in the field of gerontology.
- Scope of influence/impact of contributions. Preference will be given to individuals who have contributed in more than one of the following areas:
- Societal/Community Service
- Advancement of gerontology as a Recognized Professional Sphere
- Preference will be given to AAG members.
Nominations (consisting of a completed nomination form and 2 letters of support (at least one of which is from an AAG member) should be submitted by email only to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: March 30th, 2021