Gloria Stephens, a former BCHNS member left BC a few years back and established the Nova Scotia History of Nursing Group. She was recently interviewed by the CBC Atlantic News that featured the group’s archives located at the former Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in Halifax. Good job Gloria!!!
To see the interview go to https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/victorial-general-school-of-nursing-alumni-keeping-the-memory-alive-1.5477444
The 23rd United Kingdom Association for the History of Nursing Research Colloquium will be held on Tuesday 30th June 2020 at the Friends Meeting House in Chichester. The deadline for submission of papers has been extended until Easter Monday (April 13) 2020. For further information go to http://ukahn.org/wp/ukahn-colloquium-2020
AMS healthcare 2020 – 2021 Awards, Grants & Fellowships available,
Deadline: April 29,2020 2 PM (AT)
CAHN-ACHN offers two major financial awards each year: the Margaret M. Allemang Scholarship for graduate students (Masters or PhD level) studying in the field of nursing history, and the Vera Roberts Endowment for historians of nursing (academic or independent) who are working on Canadian nursing history focused on regions north of the 60th parallel.
CAHN/ACHN – Margaret M. Allemang Scholarship (deadline for applying is March 15, 2020)
CAHN/ACHN -Vera Roberts’ Research Award (deadline for applying is March 31, 2020)
Nursing Artifacts and Nurse’s Uniforms: Preserving Nurses’ Cultural History
A Symposium in Honor of the BC History of Nursing Society’s 30th Anniversary
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 PLEASE KEEP CHECKING UPDATE ON EVENTS PAGE
The role of nursing and midwifery has been recognized by the World Health Organization as they designate 2020 “The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” in honor of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. The designation comes with a push for expansion: “the world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030,” a statement on their website reads.
For further information visit WHO Declares 2020 the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife
Service on the Skeena is a biography of pioneer physician Horace Wrinch by author Geoff Mynett and published by Ronsdale Press.
Dr. Wrinch was the first qualified physician in the northern interior of BC and provided medical care in the region for over thirty years. In 1904 he established the Hazelton Hospital (now Wrinch Memorial Hospital), was an early advocate for publicly funded health insurance, a two-term Liberal MLA in the 1920s and worked closely with the Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’ten peoples.
A book launch is being held in Vancouver at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church at 3737 West 27th Avenue on Thursday January 16th at 7:30 pm. For more information about the event contact Ronsdale Press at 604-738-4688 or [email protected].
Be sure to visit the author’s website www.geoffmynett.com and check out his blog to learn more about Service on the Skeena and the life of Horace Wrinch.
Look for a book review in an upcoming BCHNS newsletter.
When Days Are Long: Nurse in the North by Amy Wilson
This book was originally published as No Man Stands Alone in 1965 by Gray’s Publishing LTD. This new edition, republished by Caitlin Press and titled When Days Are Long: Nurse in the North is a memoir by a field nurse who worked in northern Canada during the 1950’s. The book includes an introduction by Wilson’s grandniece, Laurel Deedrick-Mayne, and brings insights to this important nursing figure in BC’s history. For more information about the book visit http://caitlin-press.com/our-books/when-days-are-long/
BCHNS past member & Royal Jubilee Graduate featured as 2019 Poster Veteran, Maxine celebrated her 100th Birthday September 21, 2019
For more photos & interview click on link https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5232014
For Remembrance Day, the Surrey Museum will once again present the one-hour presentation ‘Canadian Nurses in War Time,’ by Renée Saklikar and Ishbel Newstead. The poem-play, written by Surrey’s former poet laureate, is an artistic response to an exhibit about Canadian nurses in war time. Research was by Ishbel Newstead, a dedicated volunteer with Museum of Surrey and Historic Stewart Farm, who sought help from BCHNS archives and various members. The author and researcher do the play’s readings.
The poem-play is dedicated to nurses who served in WW 2, and tells the stories of three BC Nursing Sister veterans well-known to BCHNS members. It was first presented at the Museum in 2017 – and was well received. This year, the daughter of Margaret Mainwaring, one of the featured BC nursing/sister veterans and who died earlier this year at age 107, is planning to attend while on a visit to Surrey.
BCHNS Members who live in the area may want to try to attend. The presentation follows the 11 am Remembrance Day ceremonies held at the Surrey Cenotaph, located next door to the Museum.
Thanks to Glennis Zilm for sending this information.