Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners: Martha Groppo, Sylvane Filice, Michelle Spadoni, and Eliza Richardson!
Vera Roberts Endowment Fund for Nursing Research
Martha Groppo will receive $6000 for her project “Making the Periphery Central: Nursing, Rural Healthcare, and the Anglo World, 1887-1939.” Groppo looks at the interconnected networks of rural district nursing organizations and explores three Victorian Order of Nurses initiatives that targeted rural zones in Canada’s Northwest. Groppo is a doctoral candidate in the department of History at Princeton University under the supervision of Linda Colley and David Cannadine.
A second $6000 award has been given to Sylvane Filice and her co-applicant Michelle Spadoni for “Nursing Lives of Francophone Community Health Nurses in Remote and Rural Northern Ontario.” Their project seeks to examine the nursing lives of Francophone community health nurse in remote and rural Northern Ontario and the meanings they assigned to their nursing practice in the region from 1940 to the present. Filice is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Lakehead University. Spadoni is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Lakehead University.
Dr. Margaret Allemang Scholarship for the History of Nursing Award
The $2000 Dr. Margaret Allemang Scholarship for the History of Nursing Award will be given to Eliza Richardson for “For Whom Neither Spouse Nor Child Shall Mourn”: The Postwar Lives of the Canadian Army Medical Corps Nursing Sisters.” Her research looks at the demobilization of Canadian Nursing Sisters from 1918/19 to the end of their association with the Canadian Pension Board to better understand how they experienced life after the First World War. Richardson is a first year doctoral student in the department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University under the supervision of Dr. Mark Humphries.