Display Honours Ethel Warbinek & Nursing Students

The current nursing history display at the UBC School of Nursing: “Nursing History and Students” honours Ethel Warbinek, Assistant Professor Emerita, and the long history of nursing students.

Display by Nan Martin, BC History of Nursing Society. Photo credit: Nan Martin

Ethel Warbinek is an accomplished educator and avid keeper of nursing history, earning several awards of distinction over the course of her prolific career and volunteer work. Click here to visit her entry in the BC History of Nursing Society’s “Pages of History” project to learn more about her contributions and recognitions.

The display will be up until May at the UBC School of Nursing (across from the main office). Come by to celebrate nursing students and a prominent educator and historian!

Nursing History Symposium 2018 Review

By Katherine Miller, Nursing Librarian, UBC Library

On March 8th, 2018, the “In Search of Nursing’s History” symposium was co-hosted by Woodward Library, the School of Nursing’s Consortium of Nursing History, and BC’s History of Nursing Society at Woodward Library.

The morning began with Dr. Geertje Boschma, professor in UBC School of Nursing and Katherine Miller, Nursing Librarian greeting the 36 guests gathered to learn more about how UBC Library and Archives are supporting UBC and community researchers on the history of nursing.

Aleteia Greenwood opened the presentations with a brief history of the library, amalgamation of branches through the years and unique collections. She also highlighted the contributions of Lee Ann Bryant, former Nursing Librarian. This was followed by a panel presentation and conversation with:

  • Amber Saundry, Digital Repository Librarian gave a presentation written in collaboration with Larissa Ringham, UBC Digital Projects Librarian, “Preserving Nursing and Health History in a Time of Digitization and Open Collections”
  • Krisztina Laszlo, Archivist UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections shared about “Archival Records and Nursing History”,
  • Claire Williams, MAS/MLIS Candidate, “Archiving Networks of Support” – Positive Women’s Network.
  • Erwin Wodarczak, Acting Head UBC Archives “Records and Collections on Nursing History in UBC Archives”
  • Dr. Helen Vandenberg, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing and UBC alumni (presenting virtually).

Watch the video of panel members sharing their thoughts and expertise by clicking HERE

After the panel presentations, guests engaged with the Woodward Library’s spaces and nursing history resources collections and artifacts with a “Walkabout”. In the Charles Woodward Memorial Room, two display cases contain nursing history artifacts from infant feeders to Ethel Johns’ nursing medals. In the display case next to the Memorial Room, the Consortium for Nursing History and UBC School of Nursing displayed a visual history of the School of Nursing from 1900s until 1990s. The McKechnie Room hosted a display of books from Xwi7xwa and Woodward Libraries, a poster by Katherine Miller “Collections and Research Services”, a display of new books published by UBC Press on nursing history, and a booth from the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry at UBC Vancouver.

 

Here a group of nursing students view the Infant Feeders Collection at the Charles Woodward Memorial Room. Collection held by UBC Archives. Photo Credit: UBC Library Communications

 

A participant explores a display by the BC History of Nursing Society in the Sherrington Room at UBC Woodward Library. Photo Credit: UBC Library Communications.

 

A Symposium Participant views the “Master of Sciences” and “Masters of Spirit” Tapestries in the Charles Woodward Memorial Library Room. Photo Credit: UBC Library Communications.

Thank you to the organizing committee from UBC Library: Aleteia Greenwood, Robert Janke,  Krisztina Laszlo, Jing Liu, Katherine Miller, Larissa Ringham, Amber Saundry, Erwin Wodarczak; and from the campus and community: Dr. Geertje Boschma, professor in UBC School of Nursing; Catherine Haney, PhD candidate School of Nursing; BC History of Nursing Members: Nan Martin and Kathy Murphy.

Thank you to UBC Library colleagues for your contributions and support: Carolyn Carvajal, David Cumming, Katherine Hill, Anne Miele, Zofia Szuberla and the Information Desk team at Woodward Library; Kim Lawson and Eleanore Wellwood, Xwi7xwa Library; Chelsea Shriver, Rare Books and Special Collections; Michelle Blackwell and her Communications Team.

A special thank you to UBC-IT for their support of the symposium, using technology to include Dr. Vanderberg, and special guest history of nursing author, Glennis Zilm, and for recording the symposium.

We invite you to come see the special exhibits, which will be on display until the end of April 2018. The recording of the Nursing Symposium is available in cIRcle: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/64858

Nursing History Symposium 2018

Register for the 2018 Nursing History Symposium

Programme 

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Presented by: UBC librarians, archivists, the UBC Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry, and the BC History of Nursing Society

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Venue: Memorial Room, UBC Woodward Library, 2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC [MAP]; Disability Access

Contacts: nursinghistory@nursing.ubc.ca; http://blogs.ubc.ca/nursinghistory/

Twitter: @ubcnursing #nursinghistory

 

REGISTRATION (lunch included)

General ticket: $15

Reduced ticket (students & retirees): $10

 

Health History Lecture: Capturing the History of Public Health Nursing and its Transformation from Nurses’ Work Experiences

In this lecture Ranjit Dhari, Lecturer for the UBC School of Nursing, reflects on a recent oral history project on Public Health Nursing in the Lower Mainland.

Ranjit Dhari

Ranjit Dhari

 

Details:
March 9, 2016
12:00 – 1:00
UBC School of Nursing – 3rd Floor, UBC Hospital
Room T206

 

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Nursing Rounds: Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest: Nurses and ECT in Dutch Psychiatry, 1940-2010

On February 23, 2016, Dr. Geertje Boschma reflects on her research on the history of electroconvulsive therapy, nursing, and Dutch psychiatry for the UBC School of Nursing’s “Nursing Rounds.”

Abstract: This presentation examines the history of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) from the viewpoint of nurses in the particular context of Dutch psychiatry. After a period of dwindling use and much controversy over ECT in the 1970s and 1980s, its application increased again during the 1990s. Competent nursing was a key component in ECT treatment from the outset. While nursing’s close ties to medical knowledge and therapies have been a source of ambivalence and professional tension, the connection also gave nurses new opportunities to renegotiate their expertise in the domain of biological psychiatry. As ECT became more accepted during the 1990s nursing’s grounding in the medical domain opened new professional avenues in ECT-nursing expertise and advanced practice.

Bio: Dr. Boschma is a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. She leads a research program on the history of nursing and health care, with special emphasis on mental health and mental health nursing. Dr. Boschma’s research aims to add to the understanding of change in health care and nursing’s professional identity.

Details:

UBC School of Nursing, 3rd Floor of UBC Hospital

Room T206

8:00 am – 8:50 am

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