Nursing History Symposium delayed until further notice
Due to COVID-19 and the UBC and School of Nursing’s public health safety measures in response, the Nursing History Symposium has been delayed until further notice. We will provide updates as new information becomes available. Detailed information on COVID-19 and UBC’s response can be found at: https://www.ubc.ca/
Nursing Artifacts and Nurses’ Uniforms: Preserving Nurses’ Cultural History
A Symposium in Honor of the BC History of Nursing Society’s 30th Anniversary
Date: 30 Apr 2020
Presented by: Keynote Speaker: Christina Bates, former curator of the Canadian Museum of History and author of A Cultural History of the Nurse’s Uniform
Room: Cecil Green Park House, 6251 Green Park Road, UBC Vancouver
Time: 9:30am – 2pm
Please register by Monday, April 27, 2020: Regular $10 Student and Retirees $5 (If you require assistance in registering, please contact 604.822.7747)
Schedule of Events
09:30: Registration & Refreshments
10:00: Welcome and Opening Remarks by
- Kathy Murphy, President, BC History of Nursing Society
- Geertje Boschma, Professor, UBC School of Nursing
10:00: Keynote Address by Christina (Tina) Bates, former curator of the Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa
“Nursing History Embodied: Collecting and Researching a Uniform Collection”
- Tina Bates will present the Canadian History Collection of 1,800 artifacts, with a focus on its 52 uniforms from nursing schools across Canada. She will demonstrate material culture methods that can tease out meaning from artifacts. Based on her book, A Cultural History of the Nurse’s Uniform, she will examine the role of the uniform in creating nursing identity over one hundred years. The uniform was an active participant in the changing culture of nursing work and thought.
- Following the presentation, there will be time for discussion with the audience.
11:30: Fashion Show of Nurses’ Uniforms
- Facilitated by the members of the BC History of Nursing Society, and introduced by Lynne Esson
Closing Remarks by Kathy Murphy and Geertje Boschma
Throughout the program: Displays of published works and artifacts on nursing history
Members of the BC History of Nursing Society and the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry have created the second instalment of a new display in the School of Nursing in celebration of the School’s Centenary.
This display features artifacts and archival documents that highlight the School’s history from the 1970s to the 1990s. Please visit it at the School of Nursing on the third floor of UBC Hospital from May until September 2019.
The 2019 Nursing History Symposium on Thursday March 14 was an inspiring and invigorating day. Thank you to all our speakers and guests. We are excited to share the keynote address and panel session here!
Nursing History Symposium 2019 at a Glance
View Full Program and Abstracts
Dr. Susan Duncan, Keynote Speaker Nursing History Symposium 2019
Watch the Keynote Address
by Dr. Susan Duncan
Dr. Joan Anderson, Panel Member – Nursing History Symposium 2019
Watch the Panel Session
Enjoy Some Photos From the Event!
Question Period – Nursing History Symposium, 2019
UBC Press Display at Nursing History Symposium, 2019
UBC SoN Director Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc and Guest – Nursing History Symposium 2019
BC History of Nursing Society Members and Nursing Graduate Student – Nursing History Symposium 2019
Audience – Nursing History Symposium 2019
BC History of Nursing Society Display, Nursing History Symposium 2019
Watch This Space for information about the upcoming joint conference of the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing (CAHN) and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM), June 1-3, 2019 in Vancouver, BC.
Don’t Miss Early-Bird Registration: The Deadline is March 31, 2019
Visit the Congress 2019 Website
Members of the BC History of Nursing Society and the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry have created a new display in the School of Nursing in celebration of the Centenary.
UBC School of Nursing in the 1950s and 1960s
This display features artifacts and archival documents that highlight the School’s history from the 1950s and 1960s. Please visit it at the School of Nursing on the third floor of UBC Hospital.
The European Association for the History of Nursing is holding a conference in Florence, Italy in 2020. Please visit the Association’s Website for the call for abstracts and more information: eahn.eu
Keynote: Dr. Susan Duncan, Professor & Director, School of Nursing, University of Victoria
100 Years of University Nursing Education: Looking Back and Looking Forward – Why Then? Why not Now?
Time: Registration & Refreshments at 9:30 Program from 10:00 to 2:00
Place: Cecil Green Park House at 6251 Green Park Road, UBC Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Registration: Regular: $10.00 Students & Retirees: $5.00 Remote Webcast No Charge
View the Short Program Here
View the Program and Abstracts Here
To Attend in Person or Remotely Register Here
Please visit the new nursing history display at the UBC School of Nursing to learn more about public health nursing education from 1925-1941.
Display created by Nan Martin and Geertje Boschma
The display includes many unique and interesting artifacts and photographs from and about this era, especially related to UBC’s public health nursing diploma and degree programs, public health nursing uniforms, and influential nurses such as Mabel Grey and Monica Green.
*Display created in partnership with the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry at UBC School of Nursing and the BC History of Nursing Society
Established in 1919, the UBC School of Nursing has almost 100 years of experience educating nursing leaders and innovating research. We have an international reputation for research and scholarship, guided by a vision of excellence in nursing education, research and practice.
Display prepared by Nan Martin and Geertje Boschma, Summer 2018
The UBC School of Nursing is home to the first degree program in nursing in the Commonwealth and was one of the first academic programs established at UBC after the university’s inception in 1915.