ALERT! Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

CNA will be holding a third Town Hall in the riding of Vancouver Granville on Wednesday, October 7th 2015.

The event will be moderated by CNA president-elect Barbara Shellian.  The Town Hall panelists will include a nurse, a home health care representative and a caregiver as well as the candidates campaigning to be the riding’s next MP.

Place: Diamond Ballroom (4th Floor, 1495 West 8th Ave.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.).

The UBC School of Nursing Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry November 19, 2015

The UBC School of Nursing Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry invites all members, colleagues, and friends to join us in celebrating the UBC Centennial.

The theme for the day is: “Almost a 100: University Nursing Education for the Future.” 

For more information & to view call for abstracts please click on link below OR check “EVENTS” PAGE

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BCHNS 25th anniversary a smashing success!

Sunday Sept 20, 2015 BCHNS celebrated 25 years of success at the Hycroft Mansion in Vancouver, President Kathy Murphy was the gracious hostess and thoroughly enjoyed by 42 guests.

Nora Whyte who had been the speaker at the inaugural meeting of the BC History of Nursing Group, as known then, brought greetings with a lovely synopsis of the 25 growing years of our group.

Other Greetings were read by Kathy Murphy from the CAHN President & RJH Alumni as well as the President of Hycroft.

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2015 Marion Woodward Lecture

Nurses’ roles in health information technology: A Canadian Perspective

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 7-8pm with a reception to follow
Venue: UBC Robson Square [Map & Parking]
Speaker: Robyn Tamblyn, BSCN, MSc, PhD
Scientific Director, CIHR – Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
Professor, Depts of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine

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RNFBC & TFE Co Host Education Event at Hycroft Oct 1st

The Education Celebration with Dr. Lynn Stevenson is the first event recognizing the work of the RNFBC and the TFE in providing funding for education.

This event acknowledges the generous donors, as well as five of the RNFBC 2014 Bursary Recipients, and is a unique opportunity for all the guests to mingle, enjoy exquisite light refreshments and sweets, and listen to a fantastic speaker. Dr. Lynn Stevenson has a passion for nursing and education, so it is fitting that she is our guest speaker for this inaugural event.
Seating is limited so why not buy your ticket today and join us on October 1st for this celebration of education!

Cost is $50 & Deadline for Registration is September 21, 2015

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Call for Abstracts! CAHN/ACHN

Preparing for the 2016 CAHN/ACHN International Nursing Conference being hosted here in VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, at the Providence Health Care – St Paul’s Hospital location.

BCHNS represented at BC Historical Federation conference

The Society was represented at the annual general meeting and conference of the BC Historical Federation in Quesnel near the end of May.

Photo Credit: Glennis Zilm
Photo Credit: Glennis Zilm

The photo shows BCHNS representative Nan Martin standing by 1860s Cornish Waterwheel for gold panning on Williams Creek in a picture taken during the field trip to historic Barkerville.

Glennis Zilm also represented the BCHNS

Thank you!

Nursing Network Cafe: April 9th 6:45-8:30 PM

Trinity Western University School of Nursing is hosting a networking café for nurses to get together in a collegial environment to discuss topics of interest.

Photo Credit: TWU poster

The April speaker is Susan Martens Kehler who has an inspiring history to share about her years at the Mennonite Christian Hospital Nursing School Taiwan (1957-1980). Dr. Sonya Grypma will offer a commentary on the relevance of nursing history to the nursing profession of today.

For further information, directions and parking information RSVP to [email protected], by April 3, 2015 or call 604-888-7511, local 3239.


Sponsored by the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry

  • Place: UBC School of Nursing T182
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
  • January 29th 2015 Dr. Sally Mennill, Douglas College faculty, will present a talk entitled “Reducing Risk: Caesarean Section at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, 1950-1970”
  • March 11th 2015 Dr. Lesley McBain, the Consortium’s 2015 Visiting Associate Professor from First Nations University of Canada, will present a talk entitled “Place and Nursing in Remote Northern Communities”.

For more information on both these presentations visit