June Health History Events

  • 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. 

To register online for the conference or panel, please visit http://blogs.ubc.ca/nursinghistory/

March 19, 2016 Glennis Zilm presents at Surrey Museum

Dressed in a heritage nursing uniform and armed with artifacts and photographs, Glennis Zilm transports you back to pioneer Surrey, when health care was not what it is today.

photo credit: Glennis Zilm
photo credit: Glennis Zilm

Surrey Museum, Cloverdale (on Highway 10), Saturday, March 19  2:00pm-3:00pm

By donation

See more at: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2382.aspx#sthash.RPI72T2c.dpuf

The home pages are, http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2382.aspx –  one should be able to bring up a map.  There is lots of free parking, which one accesses from the back of the building on 56A Avenue.

Post 2015 Marion Woodward Lecture

BCHNS Executive members attended Woodward Lecture October 15, 2015 as well as other BCHNS members.

Photo Credit: Cheryl Entwistle BCHNS
Photo Credit: Cheryl Entwistle BCHNS

Display table by Cheryl Entwistle & Catherine Haney as well as Kathy Murphy who recruited two new members.

On behalf of BCHNS we extend a hearty welcome to these two new members!!

Military Nursing Sister, June Newton passes

The BCHNS received the sad news of June Newton’s passing at the age of 96, on October 21st in Burnaby.

Photo Credit: B Holvick BCHNSJune 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.