CPAP is pleased to announce that Dr. David Pilon is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Rhonda Matters Memorial Award.

Dr. Pilon is a long-time, active member of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) and CPAP is delighted to honour him at the national level for his dedication and commitment to advocacy in so many ways, and particularly for his substantial contribution to APNS over the past three decades. CPAP would like to thank Dr. Shelley Goodwin, who nominated Dr. Pilon for this prestigious award.

This memorial award will be presented annually and honours Dr. Rhonda Matters, a long-time CPAP member and highly-respected psychologist, whose career modeled lifetime commitment to the profession. The award recognizes long-term involvement and engagement in one’s professional association and significant or sustained contribution to the profession of psychology at the provincial, territorial, national, and international levels.

Dr. Pilon received a gift of a painting by Paul Alan, an artist who resides in Dr. Matters’ home province of Prince Edward Island. This painting is of Prince Edward Island’s famed Teacup Rock. The painting was created before Teacup Rock’s demise in Hurricane Fiona. The painting was presented to Dr. Pilon by Susan March and Dr. Jennifer Richards, the APNS CPAP Representatives.

The next Call for Nominations for the Dr. Rhonda Matters Memorial Award will be announced in the autumn.