MacKenzie, Mary Ardcronie “Ard” (ca.1870-1948)

“Ard” was born in Toronto, where she received her BA and a teaching certificate from the University of Toronto.  After some years as a Visiting Nurse in Washington and Chicago, she returned to Canada in 1908 to become Chief Superintendent of the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada.  She was also President of the Canadian National Association for Trained Nurses from 1912 to 1914.

After two years in consultant positions in the US, she returned to Canada in 1920 to become Public Health Instructor in the new Public Health Program at UBC, teaching in the first university nursing degree program in Canada until her retirement in 1923.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Nomination to the CNA Memorial Book with photocopied photograph
  2. Glennis Zilm, notes for speech on MacKenzie, April 9, 1991.
  3. Entry prepared by Glennis Zilm for American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary, July 1, 1998.
  4. Biographical and research materials.
  5. President’s Address” by MacKenzie, The Canadian Nurse 11 (1914), 561-563.