A plaque honouring Ethel Johns as a National Historic Person of Canada was mounted on February 26, 2019, in Vancouver. Located in Patient’s Park on the UBC campus, this plaque was first unveiled in 2015. Johns was the first director of the UBC School of Nursing which is celebrating its centenary this year. For more
A new website is now available for the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni (Halifax, NS). The VGH School of Nursing graduated its’ first nurses in 1892. By the time of its closure in 1995, the VGH had graduated around 5000 nurses. For more on the school’s history, archives, and scheduled events check out
Available for Purchase at the annual CAHN conference in Halifax! THE BOOK A couple of years ago I was reminiscing about my student nursing days in Yarmouth School of Nursing, a three-year diploma program when I wrote a small, unedited recounting of those difficult times. Suddenly at that time, I wanted to reach out to
Our Spring Newsletter is now available here!
A conference organized in co-operation with the European Association for the History of Nursing and the European Journal for the History of Nursing and Nursing Ethics. The conference proposes to look closely at “bads” in the history of nursing, midwifery and other professions in healthcare. What shaped the perception of bad care? Who was held responsible
The HSC Archives/Museum has launched a new online exhibit that commemorates the graduates from the Winnipeg General Hospital and Children’s Hospital Schools of Nursing who served as Nursing Sisters during the First World War. The project was funded by the Province of Manitoba and the generosity of the Nurses’ Alumni Association of the Winnipeg General
As part of its Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada project, CBC News has done a profile on Manitoba Indigenous nurse Ann Thomas Callahan. The profile features a video and several photos that chronicle the journey of Callahan from her residential school experience, to becoming a nurse, a nursing instructor at Red River College, and her
AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship The AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. Candidates should be embarking on a period of full-time post-PhD degree studies and wish to add to their experience by engaging in research in Canada or abroad. The fellowships are intended