Ethel Johns, Person of National Historic Significance

This plaque was sponsored by the BC History of Nursing Practice Group in 2007. Recognition of Ethel Johns as a person of National Historic Significance was attained in 2009, wording for the plaque in 2010.  Plaque was formally presented in a ceremony in 2015 and finally placed in the garden adjacent to the UBC Hospital February 26, 2019 where it now honours Ethel Johns, the first Director of the UBC School of Nursing, which was the first to offer a university degree in nursing in the whole Commonwealth.


Photo credit: BCHNS archives