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Athanasius Sylliboy receiving the Dr. Robert Strang Community Hero Award

Posted by Theresa Gilbert on June 22, 2021 in News

Dal Nursing alumni Athanasius Sylliboy is one among 20 recipients of the Dr. Robert Strang Community Hero Award. The accolade, named after the province’s chief medical officer, is intended to honour people who have taken positive actions in their communities during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Sylliboy was completing a Master's in Nursing to qualify as a nurse practitioner when the first wave of the pandemic hit the province.

“’The first day they announced a state of emergency in Nova Scotia, I couldn’t stop thinking about the elders in my community, people who were immunocompromised or living with multiple co-morbidities, and I thought, if this virus hits our community, these are the people that are going to be hit hard,’ he said’”

Learn more about how Sylliboy helped his community.