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September 11, 2017


Amanda Baskwill, the Program Coordinator for the Massage Therapy program, always shows exceptional leadership, a dedication to student learning and a continued passion and talent for research. That’s why it was no surprise to anyone at The School of HRT when, this past August, Amanda was recognized for her hard work and dedication at the President's Breakfast - Staff Recognition Awards by receiving the Research Excellence Award from Humber President, Chris Whitaker, and Chair of the Board of Governors, Brien Gray.

For over eight years, Amanda has been, and continues to be, a leader in promoting and supporting research innovation at HRT. She conducted a study and report investigating faculty member’s experience with, and interest in, research.

She also organizes the annual Massage Therapy Research Night, which is designed to encourage students to improve their research skills. Amanda also regularly creates video tutorials to help her students with difficult concepts. Additionally, she was instrumental in developing and implementing the three-year Massage Therapy advanced diploma program, which has its roots in evidence-informed practices.

Along with her dedication to facilitating student learning, Amanda is committed to her own studies and education. While working at Humber, Amanda completed a Masters of Science in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University. Currently, she is a part-time student at McMaster pursuing her PhD in the same field. In the past, Amanda has published several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and government reports, as well as conducted her own research projects.

Thank you Amanda for your commitment to your students, your peers and to The School of HRT, and congratulations on this achievement!

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