Following a successful student experience at Brock University, alumna Olivia Hubert (BScN ’16) has narrowed her sights on a nursing career in Public Health. Described by peers and mentors as an energetic student and active community volunteer, Hubert is looking forward to the next chapter.
Recently awarded the 2016 City of St. Catharines Mayor’s Volunteer of the Year Award, she is humbled by the recognition and says she enjoys volunteering in the Niagara Region.
The Education Foundation of Niagara, an organization Hubert helped earlier this year with the inaugural Denim, Diamonds and Diplomas fundraiser for the DSBN Academy, nominated the fourth-year nursing student for the award. The charity gala raised more than $22,000.
“It’s very rewarding knowing I’m making a difference,” Hubert said. “I don’t do it as a resume builder. I just do it for the people I’m helping and the causes I’m passionate about.”
Hubert knows that her volunteerism and community outreach skills won’t go unnoticed in the workforce.
“The skills and knowledge I’ve gained by studying, working and volunteering at Brock University have given me the confidence to succeed in the real world,” she said, reflecting on her time at Brock.
Acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Brock has given Hubert the hands-on skills and communication techniques she requires to excel in the workforce by incorporating clinical experiences during year one and two as a student.
“I’ve worked in numerous clinical settings during placements at Brock – surgical, labour and delivery, mental health, pediatrics, and ultimately I want to pursue a Master’s Degree and specialize in public health.”
Hubert, who received her Brock University nursing pin this past April, is committed to nursing education and training and wears the pin with pride as a visual symbol within the community that she will provide excellent care.
She plans to complete her Master of Public Health Degree online through the University of Victoria next fall while continuing to live in St. Catharines and working in the Niagara Region.