Lifetime achievement award for Associate Dean of Nursing

By Dale Johnson Posted: November 14, 2017 1:00 p.m.

Karen Eisler (l) receives her lifetime achievement award from Linda Johnston, U of T’s Dean of Nursing.
Karen Eisler (l) receives her lifetime achievement award from Linda Johnston, U of T’s Dean of Nursing. Photo courtesy U of T Photography

Dr. Karen Eisler in the U of R’s Faculty of Nursing has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Toronto (U of T), where she earned her PhD in Nursing in 2009.

The Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the U of T says Eisler is receiving the award because throughout her career, “she has had a tremendous impact on nursing, nursing leadership and the healthcare system in Canada. Her many contributions have been especially notable in the areas of leadership, administration, and research and teaching.”

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Dr. Karen Eisler was honoured at Hart House at the U of T on Nov. 7, 2017. Photo courtesy U of T Photography.

“I was humbled and felt blessed to be recognized for a career that I have loved,” says Eisler, Associate Dean (Student Affairs) in the Faculty of Nursing and Assistant Professor.

Eisler has been a registered nurse for almost 40 years and worked in both intensive care and emergency room settings. She also served as Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association.

The U of T also says that Eisler “is recognized for leading by example, modelling nursing values and professionalism, and she is highly valued and respected by her peers provincially, nationally and internationally.”

Winning this award “raises awareness of our wonderful Faculty of Nursing and the University of Regina,” Eisler says.

The U of R’s Dean of Nursing, david Gregory, says, “We are most fortunate to have Karen as a colleague; her positive energy, her expertise, and her understanding of nursing make her an invaluable colleague, mentor, and administrator.”

“The award was quite an honour,” says Eisler, who received the award Nov. 7 at Hart House at the U of T. “I accepted it on behalf of my family, friends, and mentors who have supported me throughout my career to be a better RN and a better person.”