betty cawston

Cawston, Elizabeth “Betty” H.  (1917- 2003)

betty cawstonSee Oral History files, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 8 and Pages of History, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 9, File 2

Cawston graduated from Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in 1939 and took a diploma course in Clinical Supervision at UBC in 1954-55, receiving her BSN from UBC in 1960.  In 1965 she received her Masters in Nursing from the University of Washington in Seattle.

From 1940 she worked in various positions at VGH—staff nurse, assistant head nurse, assistant night supervisor, head nurse, building supervisor and special service nurse in the division of VD control.  She became a nursing instructor at UBC from 1953, and was appointed to the UBC faculty in 1960, becoming Assistant Professor in 1966.

Contents of Biographical File

1.  Biographical notes

2.  Employment reviews, 1960-1979

3.  Dinner for Cawston on the occasion of her retirement.

4.  2 photographs, one original, one photocopied.