07/26/18

CAHN-ACHN 2018 Hannah Lecture

The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing/Association canadienne pour l’historie  du nursing had made the 2018 Hannah Lecture available online

Please visit the link below to listen to: “To develop the ‘habit’: Nurses and prenatal care for poor women in the United States and Great Britain, c. 1880-1939” by Dr. Janet Greenlees, Senior Lecturer Social Sciences, Media & Journalism (history); Senior Director Centre for the Social History of Health & Healthcare, Glasgow, Caledonian

This audio file also includes the opening address on the history of CAHN by CAHN founder Barbara Keddy, Professor Emerita of the Dalhousie School of Nursing

Available Here

04/9/18

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!

04/2/18

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

See more photos here!

11/10/17

Nursing History Symposium 2018

Register for the 2018 Nursing History Symposium

Programme 

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Click Here for More Details and Registration

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

 

01/9/17

Health History Lecture & Display

Join the Consortium on January 10, 2017 at 12:00 for our next Health History Lecture

The suitcase project display at the School of Nursing January 10 – March 2, 2017

06/5/16

CAHN/ACHN Conference Update

Welcome to the CAHN/ACHN 2016 Annual Conference!

View The Programme

Here are a few notes as the conference draws closer

Registration begins on Thursday June 16 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the St. Paul’s Hospital Conference Centre. The registration desk is also open on Saturday June 17 from 8:00 am.

Directions to the Conference Centre: You will find the Conference Centre on the first floor of St. Paul’s Hospital Providence Building. From the main hospital entrance — off Burrard Street — turn left and follow the blue line to a set of elevators and small flight of stairs. You will pass the gift shop on your left and then an ATM on your right. The elevator and stairs will be straight ahead. Once you reach the elevators go down one floor then turn right – you will walk down a long corridor then bear right and turn left. You will then easily find us at the end of the hallway!

The Opening Panel begins at 5:00 pm in the Lecture Hall in the Conference Centre.

Optional Historical Tour of St. Paul’s Hospital (3:00 pm): Prior to the panel, during registration on Thursday June 16, you are invited to take a tour of some historical features at St. Paul’s Hospital. The tour will run twice during registration. The first tour will leave from the conference registration desk at 3:00 pm, and the second will leave at 3:30 pm. The whole tour will last 30-40 minutes, allowing plenty of time for you to return to the conference centre for the opening panel at 5:00 pm.

Optional Self-Guided Tour: Independently visit historic nursing sites throughout the City of Vancouver. For information about these sites please see “Explore Nursing History through Vancouver Architecture and Monuments” prepared by Lydia Wytenbroek on behalf of the British Columbia History of Nursing Society.

Parking: Flat rate parking is available on Thursday June 16 at the Century Plaza Hotel Parkade. Enter the Parkade on Comox Street from Burrard Street.

Tweet the Conference: #CAHN2016

For Additional Information and a map see

http://www.bcatpr.ca/workshop/directions-to-st-pauls.pdf