The Inmates are running the Asylum: Stories from the early days of the Vancouver Mental Patient’s Association
Interested students, faculty and the wider UBC School of Nursing community are invited to attend the showing of a documentary film about the early days of the Vancouver Mental Patient’s Association (MPA). The presentation will take place on Monday, February 24th, 1-2:30 in the UBC School of Nursing, UBC Hospital in room T182.
The documentary is about the early days of the MPA, a group that was formed in 1971 by former mental patients, activist health care workers and allies. Members of the founding group were instrumental in making the film which will be introduced by the executive producer and visiting Professor Dr. Megan Davies from York University. A panel discussion follows the film and includes founding member Jackie Hooper who will answer questions.
Laurie Meijer Drees & Sonya GrypmaThe first Consortium for Historical Inquiry in Nursing and Health Care, organized by Dr.Geertje Boschma, with generous support from patron & Associate Professor Emerita Helen Shore, proved a very successful event Thurs. Nov 21,2013.
Dr.Sonya Grypma presented on her new book “China Interrupted – Japanese internment and the reshaping of a Canadian missionary community”, and Laurie Meijer Drees presented on her new book “Healing histories: Stories from Canada’s Indian hospitals” Geertje opened the event with “Historical nursing knowledge: why we need it”.
On March 22 at Hycroft Mansion, History of Nursing members and guests enjoyed a memorable and sensitive performance of a lyrical memoir titled Mind and Memory: You say Goodbye, I Say Hello. Actors Cathie Borrie (daughter) and Patti Allen (mother), portrayed the “spiritual, emotional and intellectual revelations made possible by a mind transformed by Alzheimer’s”.
Delicious refreshments & silent auction were enjoyed by all.