Council News November 2019

  •   December 5, 2019


The 2019 award winners were announced at Connect + Learn conference in Canmore in October.

The Pinnacle Award of Distinction

The Pinnacle Award of Distinction is a peer award which recognizes a physiotherapist annually who has made a significant contribution through excellence in practice and/or promotion of the profession in one or more of the following areas:

  • Excellence in practice - clinical, education, administration or research.
  • Exemplary leadership skills.
  • Commitment to the profession through long-term and continuous professional and regulatory activities.
  • Actively engaged in promotion and advocacy of the profession.
  • Outstanding community service which reflects well on the profession.

This year a duo was nominated for the Pinnacle Award of Distinction based on their collaboration, clinical expertise, education, commitment to advocacy and professional development as well as research involvement. The 2019 award winner was Simone Hunter.

Student Leadership Award

The Student Leadership Award fosters professional leadership skills of future members by recognizing students who promote leadership within the student community, are actively involved in professional and regulatory issues, and promote the profession within the general community. The award is peer recognition. The award winner was Kevin Trinh.

Council Elections 2020

A call for Nominations for Council was sent out by email on November 29, 2019. Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. January 24, 2020 and further the 2020 Council election takes place by electronic vote between March 25 and April 15, 2020 using an online voting system called Big Pulse. Click here for more information.


Tzvetelina Tchilinguirova has been appointed to the Registration Committee.

Publication Policy

Council approved a Publication policy for all discipline decisions. Publishing information about disciplinary matters provides increased transparency, accountability and increases public confidence in our self-regulating activities. Physiotherapy Alberta will attempt to publish disciplinary decisions in a manner that achieves maximum transparency, while appropriately balancing the need to safeguard sensitive personal information of third parties.