Moira Walker Memorial Award for International Service
Deadline for Submission: March 31, 2018
This Award honors an individual or group that has demonstrated extraordinary efforts to bring about change or improvement related to infection prevention and control in parts of the world that are under developed or under resourced. The annual award is in honour of Moira Walker RN CIC, a Past President of IPAC Canada and Past Honourary Secretary of the International Federation of Infection Control. Moira's life was dedicated to enhancing the physical and spiritual health of her many friends and colleagues.
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Paul Webber, Recipient of the 2017 Moira Walker Memorial Award for International Service
As a vendor of environmental cleaning products, Paul has had the opportunity to travel around the globe to attend many infection prevention and control (IPAC) conferences, such as IPAC Canada, APIC (US), IPS (UK) and IFIC. It is through these travels that Paul has been put in touch with infection control professionals (ICPs) from developing countries, becoming a staunch supporter of barrier-free education.
Fifteen years ago, Paul recognized the need for high quality but easily accessible IPAC education, so he explored the new field of teleclass education with the launch of Webber Training. Today, Webber Training puts ICPs around the world in touch with leaders in the field from the convenience of their own desk, home or work place.
Paul’s objectives in creating Webber Training was to “bring the best possible infection prevention and control information; to the widest possible audience; with the fewest barriers to access”. To that end, he provides teleclasses free of charge to many developing countries.
In his desire to assist others with IPAC education, Paul often sponsors ICPs from abroad to attend the annual IPAC Canada conference and other IPAC conferences, often at his own expense.
Paul’s dedication and leadership in IPAC education won him a lifetime membership to IPAC Eastern Ontario in 2009. Paul is an outstanding recipient of the Moira Walker Award given his dedication to the advancement of IPAC not only in Canada, but also throughout the world.