Mary Morrison Davis Award 2024

Mary Morrison Davis was born in Alberta and lived and worked in the province for most of her life. She was a professional social worker who worked with veterans in Edmonton and is recognized as a pioneer in gerontological services. After her death, the AAG Board renamed its Award of Excellence the Mary Morrison Davis Award in recognition of this exemplary champion of aging and older people.


This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Alberta Association on Gerontology (AAG) or to the field of gerontology.


Preference will be given to AAG members.


  • The criteria used to assess nominations consist of:
    Depth and breadth of ongoing involvement/commitment to the Association or to the field of gerontology. Preference will be given to individuals who are involved at a provincial level over individuals involved at only a local or national level. Nominees must have contributed from within the province of Alberta.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the Association or in the field of gerontology.
  • Scope of influence/impact of contributions. Preference will be given to individuals who have contributed in more than one of the following areas:
    –Societal/Community Service
    –Advancement of gerontology as a Recognized Professional Sphere
Nominations comprising a completed nomination form and 2 letters of support (at least one of which is from an AAG member) should be submitted by mid April by email to:

Deadline: Should be submitted by mid-April

The decision will be made by the AAG Board.


Award Winners will be announced at AAG’s Annual General Meeting in June.

The recipient receives a certificate and Honorary Life membership in the AAG

Previous Recipients

2024: TBD
2023: Renata Sainsbury
2022: Dr. Carole A. Estabrooks
2020: Linda Stanger
2019: Dr. Lili Liu
2018: Ralph Hubele
2016: Susan Slaughter
2015: Bruce West
2014: Norah Keating
2013: Carole-Lynne Le Navenec
2011: Lynne Mansell
2010: Sharon Moore
2009: Doris Milke
2008: Corinne Schalm
2007: Peter McCracken
2006: Sandra Hirst
2005: Dianne McDermid
2002: Holly Crayston
2001: Don Mayne
2000: Robert Bramwell
1999: Christine Lawrence
1998: Wanda Cree
1997: Joyce Church Springate
1996: Vivien Lai
1992: Mary Engelmann