Applications are now being accepted for the Georgina Williams Memorial Award. This award is dedicated in loving memory of Georgina Williams, June 12, 1951–May 4, 1997.
When asked about her life, Georgina stoically said, “I am an ordinary woman with a husband and two children.” Those words certainly spoke volumes of her humble character and the way she lived her life.
Georgina was a strong, proud woman who always put her family front and centre, never losing sight of the importance of family values and community.
One of Georgina’s finest qualities was her inclusive personality. Georgina accepted you as you are; dignity and respect were a given. It was a gift she bestowed on all—a genuine “glad to meet you” that is rare but wonderful to receive. Many were in awe of her intelligence, and she was never shy about giving a voice to issues that required attention. She lived her life with honesty, integrity, and, as her father put it, “above reproach.”
Georgina took great pride in her work as director of medical records at the Waterford Hospital, where she began working as a young woman and stayed for close to 25 years. She moved to the Health Sciences Centre later in her career, when her job was reclassified. She always spoke fondly of her years in health care, and the outpouring of support when she needed it most was a testament to the mark she had made on her colleagues and community. Georgina has left a legacy of warmth, humour, intelligence, love, and respect.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- 16 to 25 years of age
- Has a parent or legal guardian who is a member of CHIMA’s NL chapter
- Post-secondary student, or have proof of acceptance into a post-secondary program
The winner will be notified and will receive a $500 cheque on behalf of the CHIMA NL chapter. Former recipients of the Georgina Williams Memorial Award are welcome to apply.
The deadline to submit an application is December 18, 2020.
2019 award recipient
The recipient of the 2019 Georgina Williams Memorial Award was Sarah Walsh, daughter of CHIMA member Lisa Kennedy-Walsh. When Walsh received the award she was studying marine engineering systems design at the Marine Institute. She was involved in her community as a member of the Canadian Forces Naval Reserve, an avid figure skater and certified figure skating coach, and a volunteer with local youth group SNAC.
The CHIMA NL chapter looks forward to reviewing the 2020 applications.