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TRO Student Mentorship Award 

This award is given to an educator, instructor, professor or direct internship/practicum/placement supervisor who has been influential to a student in TR. The successful recipient will be someone who has helped guide a future practitioner in the field of TR through assistance with educational instruction, field placement, etc. Mentoring students is a very important part of building the future of this profession!

2018 Award Winner

Stacey Sestric, R/TRO
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Katie Elliott, Stacey Sestric, Leanne Hughes

Katie Elliott, Stacey Sestric, Leanne Hughes


This award was created in 2015 to recognize educators who play an important role in the future of TR by guiding and supporting their students.

Past award winners:

2017 Sarah West, R/TRO


Karen Grauer, R/TRO


Karen Hirshfeld, R/TRO


Nomination Criteria:

  • Must be a TRO member
  • Student must nominate an educator

Current TRO Board of Directors are not eligible for this award

The Winner Receives:

  • 50% off Membership Renewal
  • Professional Contribution points for initial Registration (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP) application (awarded=4, nominated=2)
  • Recognition at the Annual TRO Conference Awards Ceremony Dinner (includes 2 complimentary tickets)
  • TRO Certificate
  • TRO Award
  • Recognition in varios TRO communications: TRO website, e-TRO, TRO Blog ...

Seletion Process:

  • All identifying information will be removed prior to selection committee review

The Awards Sub-Committee consists of a minimum of 3 volunteers including: at least one representative from the Membership and Professional Services Committee and up to six TRO members (the TRO Communications Coordinator is an ex-officio member). It is responsible for reviewing TRO award nominations and will forward recommendations to the Membership and Professional Services Committee for approval by the TRO board of directors.

Application Requirements:

Only students are eligible to nominate a TRO member for this award. Download the award nomination form questions, complete and save on your computer. Upload your completed form (describing how your nominee meets the criteria for this award) where indicated in the award nomination form below. Complete and submit the award nomination form. 

Download TRO Student Mentorship Award Nomination Form Questions

If you have any questions about the award nomination process, please contact the Communications Coordinator at: communications@trontario.org 

Thank you for your involvement in the award application process!


Select which TRO Award you are making a nomination for:

Name of Nominee

Name of Nominator