Hood, Evelyn Eunice (1912-1999)
Born in Cadomin, an Alberta mining town, Hood graduated from the nursing program at the University of Alberta in 1936. She worked briefly in England, and then the US, receiving a diploma in public health nursing from the University of Washington. In 1946 she returned to Vancouver where she worked as a public health nurse until she joined the staff of the RNABC in 1951.
Hood won a national reputation in collective bargaining while serving as Director of Personnel Services for the RNABC from 1951 to her retirement in 1970. In 1964 she was appointed to the CNA Committee on Social and Economic Welfare. Under her guidance, salaries and working conditions for BC nurses received major improvements. Nurses acquired more control over setting medical and hospital policies. For her work she received in 1972 the first ever RNABC Award of Merit.
Contents of Biographical File
- Nomination for the RNABC Memorial Book.
- Nomination for the CNA Memorial Book.
- Artifact information sheet
- “Nursing Profiles,” The Canadian Nurse, (1951), 47 (11), 808-809.
- Bateson, Helen. “Labor of Love,” The Province, 1972.
- “Profile”, RNABC News, April/May 1970, pp. 30-31.
- “Evelyn Hood Receives First Award of Merit”, RNABC News, June/July 1972, p. 5.
- Article and photograph, The Canadian Nurse, July 1972, p. 43.
- Hood, Evelyn, “Economic Security in British Columbia,” The American Journal of Nursing, 56 (May 1956).
- Hood, Evelyn, “Collective Bargaining,” The Canadian Nurse, 50 (12) (1954), 968-969.
- Notes on Evelyn Hood by Helen Shore.
- Wright, Alice, “Evelyn Hood Remembered,” Nursing BC, June 2002.
- Five photographs: Originals and photocopies
- Biographical information by Ethel Warbinek