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Welcome to IPAC Southwestern Ontario! Recipient of the 2021 3M Chapter Achievement Award

Message from the President

Welcome to IPAC SWO! 

My name is Dori Taylor, the 2021-2022 IPAC SWO Chapter President. 

I am excited to announce IPAC SWO's 40th anniversary this year. IPAC SWO has had many successes over the last 40 years and I look forward to working with the executive to continue with this tradition.

IPAC SWO members represent all health care sectors including Acute Care, Long-Term Care, Community Care, Public Health as well as Industry. 

IPAC SWO offers face-to face meetings, webinars and educational workshops to meet the educational needs of our members. However, for 2021, our meetings will look slightly different in that our meetings and education sessions will be virtual. The executive is committed and planning to offer four virtual meetings this year. 

IPAC SWO is proud to offer:

  • The Betty Bannerman Award of Excellence that recognizes a chapter member who has made outstanding contributions to the practice of Infection Control,
  • Scholarship funding for members to attend the Annual IPAC Canada National Conference.

I welcome you to contact any member of the executive to find out what IPAC Canada has to offer.

Dori Taylor

2021-2022 IPAC SWO Chapter President


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2021 IPAC SWO Chapter Member Survey

IPAC SWO and IPAC HUPIC would like to hear from you! We are interested in learning how to make our Chapters more meaningful to our members. 

Please take a few minutes to complete the membership survey. The deadline is quickly approaching. 

  • Deadline to complete survey: Thursday July 1st, 2021
  • Survey link: click here 

All responses will be kept anonymous and used solely for improving our Chapters. Upon completion, enter for your chance to win a $25 gift card.

Upcoming Events

IPAC SWO Chapter Meeting and Education Session

The next Virtual Chapter Meetings and Education Sessions are scheduled for 

  • September 23rd , November 18th

Information on each meeting will be posted when available.

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IPAC SWO News

IPAC SWO Awarded 3M Chapter Achievement Award

During the 2021 Annual General Meeting of IPAC Canada held virtually on May 20, 2021, IPAC Canada announced IPAC SWO as the successful chapter to be awarded the 3M Chapter Achievement Award.  This award is presented to recognize a chapter's achievement in promoting infection prevention and control in the health care settings across the continuum. This is the second year that IPAC SWO has been fortunate to be recognized in this way. Dori Taylor, president of IPAC SWO accepted the award on behalf of the chapter. To view Dori's acceptance speech please click here.  Congratulations to all the members of IPAC SWO.

IPAC Job Opportunities 

Access Employment Opportunities section of IPAC Canada's website for current job postings across Canada.

To view other opportunities visit IPAC Canada's Employment Opportunity webpage.

Education Day Presentations

Did you know that you can access presentations from past education days here? Visit "IPAC SWO Chapter Meetings" on the right navigation bar to access these documents.

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IPAC News

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Air Blower or Paper Towels: That is the Question. Study to determine the best way to dry your hands.

The Globe and Mail reported on research to determine which is more hygienic after washing your hands, paper towel or air blower. The results may surprise you. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/article-after-washing-hands-in-public-which-is-more-hygienic-paper-towel-or/

 

After washing hands in public, which is more hygienic: Paper towel or air blower?