Post 2015 Marion Woodward Lecture

BCHNS Executive members attended Woodward Lecture October 15, 2015 as well as other BCHNS members.

Photo Credit: Cheryl Entwistle BCHNS
Photo Credit: Cheryl Entwistle BCHNS

Display table by Cheryl Entwistle & Catherine Haney as well as Kathy Murphy who recruited two new members.

On behalf of BCHNS we extend a hearty welcome to these two new members!!

Military Nursing Sister, June Newton passes

The BCHNS received the sad news of June Newton’s passing at the age of 96, on October 21st in Burnaby.

Photo Credit: B Holvick BCHNSJune was a Military Nurse in WW2 after graduating from Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria in September 1941. She kept an active role with the Military Nurses and always participated in the Vancouver Remembrance Day ceremony, often the one laying the wreath for the Military Nursing Sisters. June became a BCHNS member when the local group of Military Nurses disbanded.

June was the first nurse to receive the “Recognition Award” given by the BC History of Nursing Society for having made a significant contribution to the history of nursing.

To learn more about June’s career and her life in the military visit the History of Nursing News: Volume 20 Issue 2 July 2009 and Volume 22 Issue 1 March 2011, on this website under “Resources” & “Newsletters”.

The Memorial service will be on THURSDAY, NOV 26 at 11:00 a.m.  It will be held at Oakridge United Church on 41 Street east of Cambie Street, formerly known as St Giles.

Look for an announcement with details in the Sun and Province newspapers on the weekend before.

ALERT! Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

CNA will be holding a third Town Hall in the riding of Vancouver Granville on Wednesday, October 7th 2015.

The event will be moderated by CNA president-elect Barbara Shellian.  The Town Hall panelists will include a nurse, a home health care representative and a caregiver as well as the candidates campaigning to be the riding’s next MP.

Place: Diamond Ballroom (4th Floor, 1495 West 8th Ave.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.).

The UBC School of Nursing Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry November 19, 2015

The UBC School of Nursing Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry invites all members, colleagues, and friends to join us in celebrating the UBC Centennial.

The theme for the day is: “Almost a 100: University Nursing Education for the Future.” 

For more information & to view call for abstracts please click on link below OR check “EVENTS” PAGE

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BCHNS 25th anniversary a smashing success!

Sunday Sept 20, 2015 BCHNS celebrated 25 years of success at the Hycroft Mansion in Vancouver, President Kathy Murphy was the gracious hostess and thoroughly enjoyed by 42 guests.

Nora Whyte who had been the speaker at the inaugural meeting of the BC History of Nursing Group, as known then, brought greetings with a lovely synopsis of the 25 growing years of our group.

Other Greetings were read by Kathy Murphy from the CAHN President & RJH Alumni as well as the President of Hycroft.

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2015 Marion Woodward Lecture

Nurses’ roles in health information technology: A Canadian Perspective

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 7-8pm with a reception to follow
Venue: UBC Robson Square [Map & Parking]
Speaker: Robyn Tamblyn, BSCN, MSc, PhD
Scientific Director, CIHR – Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
Professor, Depts of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine

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RNFBC & TFE Co Host Education Event at Hycroft Oct 1st

The Education Celebration with Dr. Lynn Stevenson is the first event recognizing the work of the RNFBC and the TFE in providing funding for education.

This event acknowledges the generous donors, as well as five of the RNFBC 2014 Bursary Recipients, and is a unique opportunity for all the guests to mingle, enjoy exquisite light refreshments and sweets, and listen to a fantastic speaker. Dr. Lynn Stevenson has a passion for nursing and education, so it is fitting that she is our guest speaker for this inaugural event.
Seating is limited so why not buy your ticket today and join us on October 1st for this celebration of education!

Cost is $50 & Deadline for Registration is September 21, 2015

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Call for Abstracts! CAHN/ACHN

Preparing for the 2016 CAHN/ACHN International Nursing Conference being hosted here in VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, at the Providence Health Care – St Paul’s Hospital location.