Centenary - 2019
A One-Year Celebration of 100 Years of Nursing at UBC
Throughout 2019, the School of Nursing will be proudly celebrating its status as the first to offer a university degree in Nursing in the whole of the Commonwealth. The Centenary Committee is busy planning events, lectures, and symposia to celebrate 100 years of nursing education at UBC. Please bookmark this page and visit often to see what's next!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
DIALOGUES ON NURSING’S ROLE IN INDIGENOUS HEALTH IN BC
Beginning in January, look for a series of dialogues that will align with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action, hosted by Nursing’s Cultural Safety Strategic Initiatives Committee (CSSIC). Details to be announced on our events page.
UBC NURSING DIALOGUES
Nursing Leadership, Excellence, and Best Practice within Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
Tuesday, 12th | Time: 12-2pm | Room and Details: TBA
This is the first in a new luncheon series on pressing issues, all moderated by Dr. Sally Thorne. Look for three more of these quarterly UBC Nursing Dialogues planned throughout the year.
CONSORTIUM FOR NURSING HISTORY INQUIRY SYMPOSIUM
100 Years of University Nursing Education: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Thursday, 14th | Time: 10am - 2pm | Room and Program Details: TBA
Opening Lecture Presented by: Keynote speaker and UBC School of Nursing alumna: Dr. Susan Duncan, Professor & Director, School of Nursing, University of Victoria
EDGE ARTS FESTIVAL
Thursday, 4th | Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC)
In our centenary year our popular Edge Film Festival alternates with our first Edge Arts Festival. Watch our events page for further details about this one-evening event to be held in mid- to late April, and plan to be captivated by theatre, photography, painting, gaming, and other arts that originate from or disseminate the findings of ground-breaking UBC Nursing Research.
Save the date: Thursday, 2nd | Time and Venue TBA
At our annual gala we celebrate the gifts and talents of our colleagues and partners. In our centenary year, we will expand our programme to honour 100 amazing individuals who have offered brilliant contributions to health, wellness, and nursing education.
CONGRESS OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 2019
Circles of Conversation
1st - 7th at UBC
The joint conference of the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine will be part of the congress. Visit www.congress2019.ca for more details.
Are you an alumnus? Your story is interesting to us! Please share! The Alumni Engagement Committee is acquiring one hundred stories - at least one from each of our graduating classes - to share on our website and social media. Please visit our Alumni pages to suggest a story, to offer your own, or to get help with writing.
Check out our Timeline [link to come]. When did you first come into contact with the School of Nursing at UBC? In what context? Please share your story!
ORIENTATION OF THE CENTENARY CLASS
Each year we choose our students from a pool of remarkable, clever, and astonishingly accomplished applicants, but this year each one also has the distinction of being among the 100th cohort of nursing students to attend our school and will be recognized with a special welcome during their orientation.
VERNA HUFFMAN SPLANE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING LECTURE
A Member of the Order of Canada, Dr. Verna Huffman Splane was a public health nurse and an internationally recognized health leader and champion of global health. Dr Huffman Splane became the first woman Chief Nursing Officer in the Canadian Department of National Health and Welfare, holding the highest office of any nurse in the country. A lecture supported by her endowment to the school is planned for late September/early October. Please check our events page for further details.
MARION WOODWARD LECTURE
This annual event, made possible through the generous support of the Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward’s Foundation, takes place at Robson Square on a Thursday in November from 7 to 8:30 pm. Plans for the 2019 Marion Woodward Lecture will be finalized in the summer of 2019, and details will be posted on our events page.
The Afternoon Symposium offers an opportunity for a brief panel discussion on a companion topic to the Lecture. Plan to attend from 5:30 to 7 pm.
WRAPPING UP AN AMAZING YEAR
The School of Nursing is an active and vibrant community as this year of activities has demonstrated. Check our calendar for new events as we take a deep breath and leap into the future.