New Book on Lyle Creelman

The new book, Lyle Creelman: The frontiers of global nursing, is a thoroughly-researched, well-documented book that explores not only Creelman’s life, but how a single nurse can affect global health history and leave a lasting footprint.

The detailed analysis and academic slant make it appealing for scholars of Canadian history, women’s issues, and medical and health history. But the central biographical story will have a wide appeal to nurses across Canada.


Special Thanks to Joan Andrews, CRNBC Library Manager

Joan Andrews, The Helen Randal Library Manager at the CRNBC, was recently thanked for her wonderful  support for the work of the”BC History of Nursing Society” over the years.

Photo credit: BCHNS

In thanking her, Kathy Murphy  stated  some interesting information about the library:  It is Canada’s largest full service specialty nursing practice library. It has books, e-books, e-journals, audiovisual resources, online resources, and helpful librarians. There are over 16,000 uses with 68% from the lower mainland and 32% from all over BC who receive requested books mailed for free.

Congratulations Helen Shore!

Helen Shore, Eric Hall Dean of Applied Science, Suzanne Camplbell Director of School of Nursing Photo credit: Varun Saran for UBC

BCHNS is pleased to congratulate one of our founding members, Helen Shore who received one of two “UBC Nursing Partnership Awards” — given by the Director of the School.  Helen received it for all her support to students and researchers in public health and community nursing through the Helen Shore Endowment Fund.  Our Sincere Congratulations Helen!

Honouring Dr. Helen Mussallem

A  service  to  celebrate  Helen  Mussallem’s  life  will  be  held  at  West  Point  Grey  United  Church,  8th  and  Tolmie,  on  Saturday  January  12th  at  1  PM.

In  lieu  of flowers contributions  may  be  made to  the  Canadian  Nurses  Foundation, 50 Driveway, Ottawa ON, K2P 1E2.