Centenary Medal – Marion Clauson

Marion has twice graduated from UBC with a BSN in 1971 and a MSN in 1992. She began teaching in the UBC/VGH collaborative program in 1992, became a lecturer in 1998, and was a tenured Senior Instructor from 2003 until her retirement in 2010. She was a founding committee member to plan and implement a 2-day UBC School of Nursing Teaching Institute in 2001. She received numerous awards for excellence in Nursing Education, including from the RNABC and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. In 2002 she was awarded a UBC Killam Teaching Prize within the Faculty of Applied Science. She was BSN Coordinator from 2002-2004, and Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs from 2004-2007. She developed or co-developed several MSN and BSN courses and supervised over 35 major essays. She collaborated with nurse educators at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital to develop and facilitate preceptor workshops for nurses. She collaborated with GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health on an Interprofessional Collaboration project and with UBC faculty, community partners and students for the Community Partnership for Health Professional Education. From 2005-2010, Marion was involved in the Educator Pathway project, a unique partnership among UBC SoN, UVic SoN, Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health and the BCNU to build nurse educator capacity in the HAs. She worked closely with HA nurse educators and other partners to develop, implement and evaluate a 4-leveled competency-based curriculum for clinical nurse educators. Throughout her career, she has passionately advocated for learner-centered teaching across academic and practice settings.