On August 30, 2018, the UBC School of Nursing welcomed approximately 120 incoming BSN students. The History of Nursing Group has been invited to be part of the orientation program, first by Glennis Zilm, and recently by Cheryl Entwistle and Sheila Zerr. The History Group members dress in costume to present the group’s objectives and programs and encourage the students to become interested and involved with the history of nursing. This year two students became members following the presentation. The photo pictures Dr. Cheryl Segaric, orientation coodinator, Cheryl Entwishtle in 1908 Walking Out Nursing Costume and Sheila Zerr in Jeanne Manse Costume
Little has been known of Canadian War hero, Mona Parson, a nurse trained in US, but from Nova Scotia. We all should remember her this Remembrance Day. Click on the link below to watch the youtube video that tells her story.
Sharing a well done commercial honoring nurses as innovators across the world.
Ron Hyde, from the BC Historical Federation presented Anita Petersen and Lenore Radom with their BC Best Website Award Sunday, Sept 16th at our TEA & TALES event. The Award consisted of a certificate each and $250.00 to BCHNS. Lenore then presented Anita Petersen, our amazing Webmaster with a $250.00 cheque for her creating of the website and her strong support of the website Committee, Beth Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Stephens & Lenore Radom. They are a team which consistently strives to be a “work in progress”.
We wish to sincerely thank Nan Martin for nominating us to the BCHF and Francis Mansbridge, our part time Archivist, for his very supporting letter.
Watch for video link coming soon
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the annual Marion Woodward Lecture series hosted by the UBC School of Nursing and supported by the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation.
Date: 08 Nov 2018
Presented by: Dr. Dawn Stacey, Professor & University Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patients, University of Ottawa
Room: UBC Robson Square – Lecture Theatre, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Reception : 5:30 – 7:00pm
Keynote : 7:00 – 8:30pm
For more information and to register click here https://nursing.ubc.ca/events/2018/marion-woodward-lecture
The 2019 joint meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing will take place June 1-3, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory. In conjunction with the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Programme Committee calls for papers that address the theme of this year’s Congress: “Circles of Conversation.”
The Tea & Tales event Sunday September 16th, at Hycroft mansion, featuring 3 authors, was another successful event enjoyed by all 31 who attended. Authors, Carol Harrison from Terrace, Sonya Grypma & Lisa Smith both from Lower Mainland gave very informative background of their well researched books. Guests were royally served a delicious “Afternoon Tea” by Sheridee Lee Catering & her team!
Members can look forward to a more detailed description & photos of the event in our next newsletter
President Kathy Murphy sends this photo of the BC representatives at the CAHN/ACHN Conference held in Halifax from June 15-17, 2018. Gloria Stephens, formerly from BC, was Chair of the Hosting Committee.
“In the three days we heard 32 interesting research papers, viewed excellent displays, consumed delicious food, enjoyed some of the Halifax sights and were entertained by some wonderful Maritime musicians and dancers. The Hosting Committee were so gracious, and even the weather cooperated!”
Look for more details about the Conference in an upcoming BCHNS Newsletter.
Here is a photo of BCHNS members that visited the Rare Books and Special Collections at the UBC Library, guided by Archivist Krisztina Laszio, on June 21, 2018. Nan Martin in the foreground is viewing some of the Florence Nightingale letters.
Many of the letters are addressed to Nightingale while others are sent from her or involve other correspondents discussing Nightingale. The letters date from 1877 to 1965. A substantial portion of the collection was purchased from a Bostonian antiquarian book dealer in 1966 and 1967 by the Woodward Library. Online access to these digitized letters can be found at https:///open.library.ubc.ca/collections/florence