Clinical Educator Recognition Program & Winners


You go by many names… Clinical Educator, Supervisor, Preceptor; yet we think the BEST definition for what you do is:

men•tor | A wise and trusted counselor or teacher

Being a front-line Clinical Educator and taking an MPT student on placement requires your time, energy and commitment. We deeply value your professional contribution and would like to take the opportunity to send a bit of appreciation your way.

in partnership with


presents our…

V.I.P. (Very Important Physiotherapist!) Recognition Draw…

We wish to acknowledge those physiotherapists who contribute so much to our program by being a Clinical Educator to our students.

How the program works

Every time you supervise an MPT student on a clinical placement you can earn points. When you have attained sufficient points for one of our three levels we encourage you to submit an application for a draw at that level. We will enter your name in the next two draws.

NOTE: If PT student supervision is your regular role (e.g., you are the Clinical Educator in a student-led clinic) you will not participate in the draws. You will be recognized separately.

Level Achieved when… Eligible years for 2021 draws Draw prize
Cobalt You have attained 300 points within the last 3 years
(equal to 3 full-time student placements)
2021, 2020, 2019
Sapphire You have attained 500 points within the last 5 years
(equal to 5 full-time student placements)
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Royal You have attained 800 points within the last 8 years
(equal to 8 full-time student placements)
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
+ 1-yr PABC membership*
*Dues paid courtesy of PABC. Current value: $319.82. CPA membership required.

For full details, please review this flyer: UBC PT – PABC Clinical Educator Recognition Flyer (v11-Jan 2017)


If you do not have all of the names of your students please do not apply online – you must mail in the paper form instead:

UBC PT – PABC Clinical Educator Recognition Application Paper Form

Prize Draw Winners Archive

October 2020 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Laura Peterson, Clayton Heights 188 St. Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic (Surrey)
  • Sapphire: Shawndelle Pocha, East Kootenay Regional Hospital (Cranbrook)
  • Royal: Angela White, Holy Family Hospital (Vancouver)

March 2020 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Shannon Ryley, Mary Pack Arthritis Program (Cranbrook site)
  • Sapphire: Christine Hoffmann, Eagle Ridge Hospital (Port Moody)
  • Royal: Kayla To, Queen's Park Care Centre (New Westminster)

October 2019 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Victoria Thornton, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (Vancouver)
  • Sapphire: Patricia Leard, St. Paul's Hospital/Youville Residence (Vancouver)
  • Royal: Emma O'Shea, OASIS (Vancouver)

March 2019 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Karen Ruckenstein, Ridge Meadows Hospital (Maple Ridge)
  • Sapphire: Chelsea Digney, Holy Family Hospital (Vancouver)
  • Royal: Lisa Kim, St. Paul's Hospital (Vancouver)

October 2018 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Jodi Dool, Blackbird Physiotherapy: Hand to Shoulder Center (Nelson)
  • Sapphire: Katarina Krc, University Hospital of Northern BC (Prince George)
  • Royal: Erin Gagne, GR Baker Hospital (Quesnel)

March 2018 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Paula Portnoi, Lifemark (Vancouver)
  • Sapphire: Chris Franks, Whitecaps FC Residency Program (Vancouver)
  • Royal: Freeman Qu, Bella Coola General Hospital

October 2017 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Inge Tholen, On Track Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (Powell River)
  • Sapphire: Maria Bertoni, Vancouver General Hospital
  • Royal: Gillian Coates, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre (Vancouver)

March 2017 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Tyler LeGear, CBI Health Centre (Duncan)
  • Sapphire: Catrien de Ruyter, Invermere & District Hospital
  • Royal: Colleen Budzinski, Holy Family Hospital and Mount Saint Joseph Hospitals (Vancouver)

March 2016 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Ricardina Jara, Ponderosa Lodge (Kamloops)
  • Sapphire: Pamela McClelland, Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Royal: Angela Pace, Kitimat Hospital

October 2016 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Kristie Norquay, Element Therapeutics (Golden)
  • Sapphire: Lynn Bergman, Child Development Centre, Prince George and District
  • Royal: Amanda Arione, Peace Arch Hospital (Delta)

March 2015 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Cassandra Basi, Newton Physiotherapy
  • Sapphire: Jill Longhurst, Vancouver Coastal Health - VGH & George Pearson Centre
  • Royal: Carolyn Shaw, Parksville Physiotherapy Clinic

October 2015 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Carolyn Watt, Kitimat Child Development Centre/Kitimat Hospital and Health Centre
  • Sapphire: Diana Krasteva, Lions Gate Hospital (North Vancouver)
  • Royal: Marc Rizzardo, Metrotown Orthopedic and Sports Physiotherapy Clinic (Burnaby)

March 2014 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Scott Okrainetz, Royal Jubilee Hospital (Victoria)
  • Sapphire: Brenda McKnight, Providence Health Care - Holy Family Hospital (Vancouver)
  • Royal: Keith Tam, Providence Health Care - Holy Family Hospital (Vancouver)

October 2014 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: No entries
  • Sapphire: Darren Hagel, Royal Jubilee Hospital (Victoria)
  • Royal: Fiona Hughes, Victoria General Hospital

March 2013 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Clare Faulkner, Island Hand Therapy (Sidney & Langord)
  • Sapphire: Allanah Howard, Oceanside Physio & Work Conditioning Centre (Parksville)
  • Royal: Anna Ogden (Moore), Surrey Memorial Hospital

October 2013 Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Anne Leclerc, Providence Health Care: Youville, Langara, Brock Fahrni sites (Vancouver)
  • Sapphire: No entries
  • Royal: Rebecca Shook, Holy Family Hospital (Vancouver)

October 2012 Inaugural Draw winners:

  • Cobalt: Amanda Ng, Mary Pack Arthritis Centre (Vancouver)
  • Sapphire: Sandy Wong, Holy Family Residence (Vancouver)
  • Royal: Steve Young, CBI (Langford)