Gormick, Janet (1940-2006)

gormickJanet was a long time member of the HoN group, serving on the Biographical and Archives Committees, and a strong advocate for a permanent archival home.  Janet first studied and nursed in pediatrics at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Syracuse, NY.  She opened the first psychiatric daycare unit in North America at this hospital, where she served as Head Nurse and Supervisor.

She completed a Masters’ of Nursing at UCLA in 1971 as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, and was invited by Dr. Muriel Uprichard to teach at UBC where she remained for 26 years.  Here she was involved in the development of a model for nursing, theory development and curriculum building, as well as clinical practice in psychiatry.  She was a member of the planning group for the Bladder Care Centre and Regional Programs for the Vancouver Coast Health Region.  The Janet Gormick Memorial Scholarship at UBC has been established.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Remembering Janet Gormick
  2. Obituary:  Newspaper clipping and typed copy
  3. Biographical information copied from “Amazing Alumni” UBC web site.
  4. Photograph and funeral program “In Celebration of the Life of Janet Gormick.”
  5. Two colour photographs