On June 14th Visiting Scholar Dr. Tommy Dickinson presents his work on “‘Curing Queers’: Mental Nurses and their Patients 1935-1974” at the UBC School of Nursing. This is a lunch hour session from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Room T182 on the third floor of UBC Hospital. Please click on the link below for more details.
From June 16-18, The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing Annual Conference will be held at St. Paul’s Hospital. You are invited to register for the entire conference (June 16-18) or for just the opening panel on “Health, History, and Indigenous Communities” on Thursday June 16th from 5:00 pm.
Sat April 9th, 2016 Graduates from the Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing celebrated the 125th reunion/ AGM combined with 210 attending. Special congratulations to the class of ’66 on their 50th anniversary.
The BCHNS received the sad news of June Newton’s passing at the age of 96, on October 21st in Burnaby.
June was a Military Nurse in WW2 after graduating from Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria in September 1941. She kept an active role with the Military Nurses and always participated in the Vancouver Remembrance Day ceremony, often the one laying the wreath for the Military Nursing Sisters. June became a BCHNS member when the local group of Military Nurses disbanded.
June was the first nurse to receive the “Recognition Award” given by the BC History of Nursing Society for having made a significant contribution to the history of nursing.
To learn more about June’s career and her life in the military visit the History of Nursing News: Volume 20 Issue 2 July 2009 and Volume 22 Issue 1 March 2011, on this website under “Resources” & “Newsletters”.
The Memorial service will be on THURSDAY, NOV 26 at 11:00 a.m. It will be held at Oakridge United Church on 41 Street east of Cambie Street, formerly known as St Giles.
Look for an announcement with details in the Sun and Province newspapers on the weekend before.