Margaret Mary Street
Honourary membership received May 3, 1990
An outstanding nursing administrator, teacher and historian, Margaret Street was the first honourary life member of the BC History of Nursing Group. As a personal commitment to help mark the golden jubilee of UBC's School of Nursing, Street undertook a project to write a biography of Ethel Johns. Published in 1973, "Watch-Fires on the Mountains: The Life and Writings of Ethel Johns", recounted the career of Johns (1879-1968), one of Canada's pioneer nurses who influenced the development of the profession and also served as the first director of nursing at UBC. An honorary member of the professional nurses’ associations of British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta, and a recipient of the Canada Silver Jubilee Medal, Miss Street was invested as a member of the Order of Canada in 1982.
Photo Credit: UBC Archives, UBC, 5.1/2948