Dr. Sally Thorne, a professor in UBC School of Nursing, and associate dean of faculty affairs within the Faculty of Applied Science, has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada.
This honour recognizes Dr. Thorne’s extensive contributions to the practice and discipline of nursing as a researcher, academic and leader. It was announced by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada.
“Dr. Thorne is visionary in her efforts to further the contributions of nursing to the best possible care of Canadians,” said Dr. James Olson, Dean, UBC Faculty of Applied Science.
“She is an inspirational leader and generous mentor to many in the nursing profession and beyond, and her accomplishments in research, healthcare delivery, and leadership are exceptional, not only in Canada but also internationally. I know of no other Canadian more deserving of this honour.”
Dr. Thorne became a Member of the Order of Canada on June 30 — her last day of full service at UBC before retirement. She plans to continue her research, graduate supervision, and voluntary professional activities as a professor emeritus.
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