Viola is an instructor in NorQuest’s Practical Nursing department. She holds a PhD in curriculum, instruction, and teacher education, with over 15 years of post-secondary teaching experience in biological science, human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and science education. She is committed to evidence-based, reflective, instructional practice, and is especially interested in helping students activate prior knowledge and refine critical thinking skills to overcome learning challenges. Viola is an outstanding educator, dedicated scholar, and exemplary researcher who has mentored many of her peers and students. In recognition of all her initiatives at the college, Viola received its 2019 “Quest for Excellence” research award.
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The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty
The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty recognizes an individual or a team who has exhibited consistent excellence in teaching and has had a significant impact on the personal and academic growth of students. The nominee or team must be currently employed by the institution.