UBC School of Nursing
T201 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Canada V6T 2B5
MA (Communications), Simon Fraser University
BJ (Journalism), Carleton University
BSN (Nursing), University of British Columbia
Honours & Awards
University of British Columbia School of Nursing 2019 Centennial Medal. Presented May 2, 2019 at the 100th Anniversary Dinner at the Vancouver Hotel.
University of British Columbia School of Nursing 2018 Donor Partnership Award (with members of the BSN 1958 Class). Presented May 3, 2018 at the Nursing Gala.
British Columbia Historical Federation. Certificate of Appreciation 2016 (for work on the BC Historical Federation Advocacy Committee). Presented May 27, 2017 at BCHF AGM.
University of British Columbia Faculty of Applied Science. Recipient of the Applied Science Centennial Medal (Dean’s Medal of Distinction), April 14, 2016.
University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver. 2015 Community Partnership Award. May 7, 2015.
British Columbia History of Nursing Society, Vancouver. Honorary Life Membership Award. July 26, 2012.
University of British Columbia Alumni Association. Alumni Association Blythe Eagles Volunteer Leadership Award, November 29-30, 2010.
Honorary Doctor of Letters, Kwantlen University College, Surrey, B.C., May 2006.
John B. Neilson Award from Associated Medical Services Incorporated (formerly the Hannah Foundation) for contributions to the history of health care in Canada, August 2004.
Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia, History of Nursing Professional Practice Group Recognition Award, 1995.
Simon Fraser University Graduate Student Scholarship, 1980.
Carleton University Medal in Journalism, 1969.
International Nickel Company (Canada) Award in Journalism, 1969.
RCAF Chapter, IODE, Bursary Award in Nursing, 1957.
Nursing Society, UBC School of Nursing, UBC Library Task Force on Transfer of Archival Materials, 2019.
BC History of Nursing Professional Practice Group (CRNBC) - Executive Committee (Vice-President, 2006-2008).
Canadian Association for the History of Nursing
BC Historical Federation
Surrey Historical Society
Friends of the BC Museum and Archives
Continuing historical research related to the life and work of Kate Miller (c1852-early 1900s), Canada's first military nurse and "Florence Nightingale of the Canadian Rebellion, 1885"
Projects on the history of early hospital schools of nursing in British Columbia.
Project on UBC Nursing Graduates 1919-1925 (with Ethel Warbinek)
Project on Graduation Pins from BC Schools of Nursing (with Irene Goldstone)
Continuing historical research related to the life and work of Kate Miller (c1852-early 1900s), Canada's first military nurse and "the Florence Nightingale of the Canadian Rebellion, 1885"
Continuing projects on the early history of nursing in British Columbia
Recent Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
Zilm, Glennis, & Perry, Beth. An Introduction to Writing for Health Professionals (4th ed). Toronto: Elsevier Global, 2020.
Goldstone, Irene, & Zilm, Glennis. (2019, Fall). West End Hospital school of nursing, 1908-1918. BC History of Nursing Newsletter, 30 (3), pp. 1, 4.
Zilm, Glennis, & Warbinek, Ethel. (2017, Summer). Remembering nurses who served in WW1. BC History of Nursing Newsletter, 28 (2), pp. 1, 4-5.
Zilm, Glennis. (2017, Spring). VGH nurses in WW1. VGH Newsletter, pp. 1, 16-17.
Zilm, G. & Warbinek, E. (2014). "Lest we forget...": A Project to Identify University of British Columbia School of Nursing Graduates Who Served in the World Wars, 1914-1918 and 1939-1945. White Rock, BC: Authors. Electronic copy available through the UBC LIbrary's cIRcle Project at https://circle.ubc.ca/bitstream/handle/2429/50418/Zilm_G_et_al_Lest_We_F...
Zilm, G. (2012, Spring). Archival letters; First open heart surgery in BC-at VGH-April 1957. VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Newsletter, p.7.
Zilm, G. (2011, Winter). Historical BC newspapers available online [News item]. B.C. History of Nursing News, 22 (4), 3.
Park, Y. S., & Zilm, G. (2011, June). Preserving a tiger's treasures: Artifacts as a research tool. B.C. History of Nursing News, 22 (2), 10-11.
Zilm, G. (2011, Spring). A life in letters - Patricia Abigail Barff, Class of 1931. VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association Newsletter, pp. 8-9.
Zilm, G. (2009). The SMART Way: An introduction to writing for nurses (3rd ed). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.
Zerr, S.J.R., Zilm, G. & Grant, V. (2006). Labor of love: A memoir of Gertrude Richards Ladner, 1879 to 1976. Delta, BC: ZGZ Publications.
Zilm, G. & Warbinek, E. (2006). TB Nurses in B.C. 1895-1950: A Biographical Dictionary. White Rock, BC: Authors.* [Desktop unpublished report. Available through UBC Woodward Library cIRcle Website athttps://circle.ubc.ca]
Zilm, G. & Warbinek, E. (2005). Ethel Johns 1879-1969. In Bates, C., Dodd, D., & Rousseau, N., on All Frontiers: Four Centuries of Canadian Nursing (p. 203). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press/Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Zilm, G. & Warbinek, E. (2005). Laura Holland 1883-1960. In Bates, C., Dodd, D., & Rousseau, N., on all Frontiers: Four Centuries of Canadian Nursing (p. 159). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press/Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Young, S. & Zilm, G. (2004). Abstracts 101: A handbook for individuals writing an abstract for submission to a CANNT national symposium. Special 12-page pull-out insert in centre of journal. [Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists]. CANNT Journal, 14(1).
Zilm, G. (2002). The write time. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 15(2), 25-30.
Zilm, G. (2002). Interesting artifacts: Silver buckles [Newsletter of the B.C. History of Nursing Group]. History of Nursing News, 12(4), 11-12.
Zilm, G. & Warbinek, E. (2002). Lessons from the past: Tuberculosis nursing in British Columbia 1895-1945. Canadian Journal of Infection Control, 17(2), 35-36, 38-40, 42-43.
Zilm, G. & Entwistle, C. (2002). The SMART Way: An introduction to writing for nurses. (2nd ed.). Toronto: W. B. Saunders/Elsevier Science Canada.
Rankin Zerr, S. J. & Zilm, G. (2001). Profile of a leader: labour relations pioneer: Alice Lillian Wright (1894-2000). Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 14(2), 27-28.
Zilm, G. (2000). Lyle Morrison Creelman. American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary. (Vol. 3). New York: Springer Publishing.
Zilm, G. (2000). Mary Ardchronie MacKenzie. In Bullough, V. L. & Sentz, L (Eds.), In American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary (Vol. 3). (pp. 188-190).
Zilm, G. & Warbinek, E. (2000). Marion Woodward’s legacy. Touchpoints (UBC School of Nursing Newsletter), 6.
Paulson, E., Warbinek, E. & Zilm, G. (2000). Profile of a leader: Pioneer government advisor: Laura Holland, RN, RRC, CBE, LLD (1883-1956). Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 13(3), 36-39.
Zilm G. & Warbinek, E. (2000). Remember when? The forgotten symbols of UBC’s nursing history. Touchpoints, UBC School of Nursing Newletter, 6.
Zilm, G. (1999). "Looking back" [11 separate bylined vignettes or historical profiles on Canadian nurses]. In Witter Du Gas, B., Esson, L. & Ronaldson, S. E (Eds.), Nursing Foundations: A Canadian Perspective (2nd ed.). Scarborough, ON: Prentice Hall Canada Inc.
Zilm, G. & Warbinek, E. (1994). Legacy: History of nursing education at the University of British Columbia 1919-1994. Vancouver: University of British Columbia School of Nursing in conjunction with UBC Press.
Stinson, S. M., Johnston, J. L. & Zilm, G. (1992). History of nursing beginning bibliography: A proemial list with special reference to Canadian sources. Edmonton: University of Alberta School of Nursing.
Zilm, G. & Warbinek, E. (1999). Profile of a leader: Scharley Phoebe (Wright) Brown. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 12(3), 24-26.
A former registered nurse and semi-retired freelance writer, editor, and writing consultant, she occasionally gives lectures or presentations in her areas of interest.