Graham, Eleanor Scott (1914- 1978)

grahamAfter her graduation from UBC and the Vancouver School of Nursing in 1936, Eleanor worked in various locations in BC, establishing the first public health service in Powell River.  In 1945 she obtained a Masters’ of Science in Supervision and Administration from the University of Chicago.

Following her Masters Degree she became second assistant to the Victorian Order of Nurses in Canada, and a nursing instructor at the Metropolitan School of Nursing in Windsor.  She returned to BC to become Director of Nursing at the Royal Columbia Hospital from 1949 to 1953.

From 1953 to 1958 she was regional nursing advisor for WHO in Southeast Asia.  After her retirement she accepted a commission from WHO in the Maldives.  She was also executive director of RNABC from 1960 to 1970. And in this capacity, visited chapters, hospitals and public health centres throughout the province. She supervised construction of a new  RNABC building on 12th Avenue in the  -1970s, – and saw a growth in membership from 7,700-13,000.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical Information Profile with two photocopied photographs.
  2. Additional notes on Eleanor Graham.
  3. Letter and CV
  4. Materials in support of nomination to the CNA Memorial Book.
  5. Materials in support of nomination to the RNABC Memorial Book.
  6.  “Interesting People”, The Canadian Nurse (January 1946), p. 45.
  7. “Nursing Profiles,” The Canadian Nurse, 44 (8), (1948), 650.
  8.  “Profile,” RNABC News (1970), pp. 5-6.
  9. Photograph and slide, photocopied photograph.
  10. “In Memoriam”, RNABC News, 10, No.3, April-May 1978, p. 13.