UBC School of Nursing Centenary Display

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.

UBC School of Nursing Display: Nursing Education in the Public Health Era 1925-1941

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

UBC School of Nursing Display: “Almost a 100!” The Origin of Nursing Education at UBC

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.

 

Call for Papers! Joint CAHN-ACHN & CSHM Conference 2019

Call for Papers

Joint Conference: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM) and Canadian Association for the History of Nursing (CAHN)

June 1-3, 2019

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

 The 2019 joint meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing will take place June 1-3, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, unceded  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory. In conjunction with the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Programme Committee calls for papers that address the theme of this year’s Congress: “Circles of Conversation.”

Scholars are invited to present research on the broadly-defined histories of medicine, healing, health, and disease that explores conversations, debates, and dialogues on these themes at the local, provincial, national, and global levels. The programme committee also welcomes papers that critically and creatively explore the relationships between historians of health and medicine and the communities they influence and are influenced by, with a particular interest in relationships between historians and Indigenous communities. Proposals on topics unrelated to the Congress theme are also welcome. Please submit an abstract of less than 350 words and one-page CV for consideration by November 30, 2018 by e-mail to Dr. Whitney Wood at whitney.wood@ucalgary.ca. The Programme Committee encourages proposals for organised panels of three (3) related papers; in this case, please submit a panel proposal of less than 350 words in addition to an abstract and one-page CV from each presenter. The Committee will notify applicants of its decision by January 30, 2019. Those who accept an invitation to present at the meeting agree to provide French and English versions of the accepted abstract for inclusion in the bilingual Programme Book.

Questions can be addressed to the Programme Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Margaret Scaia, University of Victoria (mrscaia@uvic.ca)

Dr. Whitney Wood, University of Calgary (whitney.wood@ucalgary.ca)

Please visit the official Website for Congress 2019 for more information

(including for accommodation options)

 

Appel de communications

Colloque conjoint de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine (SCHM) et de l’Association canadienne pour l’histoire du nursing (ACHN)

Du 1erau 3 juin 2019

Université de la Colombie-Britannique

 

Le colloque conjoint 2019 de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine et de l’Association canadienne pour l’histoire du nursing aura lieu du 1er au 3 juin 2019 à l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique, à Vancouver, en territoire xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) non cédé. Conjointement au Congrès 2019 des sciences humaines, le Comité du programme lance un appel de communications portant sur le thème du congrès de cette année, à savoir « Cercles de conversation ».

 

Les chercheurs sont invités à présenter des recherches sur l’histoire de la médecine, de la guérison, de la santé et de la maladie au sens large qui explorent les conversations, les débats et les dialogues sur ces thèmes à l’échelle locale, provinciale, nationale et mondiale. Le Comité du programme accueille également les communications qui explorent de façon critique et créative les relations entre les historiens de la santé et de la médecine et les communautés qu’ils influencent et qui les influencent, en prêtant un intérêt particulier aux relations entre les historiens et les communautés autochtones. Les propositions sur des sujets autres que le thème du Congrès sont également bienvenues. Veuillez soumettre un résumé de moins de 350 mots et un CV d’une page pour examen d’ici le 30 novembre 2018 par courriel à Whitney Wood, whitney.wood@ucalgary.ca. Le Comité du programme encourage également les propositions d’organisation de panels composés de trois (3) communications. Dans ce cas, veuillez soumettre une proposition de panel de moins de 350 mots, accompagnée d’un résumé et d’un CV d’une page pour chaque présentateur. Le Comité informera les candidats de sa décision d’ici le 30 janvier 2019. Ceux qui seront invités à donner une présentation s’engagent à fournir une version en anglais et en français de leur résumé accepté, qui figurera au document de programme bilingue.

 

Les questions peuvent être adressées aux coprésidentes du Comité du programme :

Margaret Scaia, Université de Victoria (mrscaia@uvic.ca)

Whitney Wood, Université de Calgary (whitney.wood@ucalgary.ca)

 

 

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!

Welcome Visiting Scholar: Dr. Kate Prebble

The Consortium welcomes Dr. Kate Prebble as our newest visiting scholar, arriving in June, 2015.

Dr. Prebble joins us from the University of Auckland, where she is a Nurse Historian and Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing. She writes: “I have had a long career in mental health nursing as a clinician, academic, and professional leader. My primary research interest is in the social history of mental health nursing. My recent historical projects include topics such as the role of District Inspector in New Zealand, mental health nursing in the Waikato, and post-WWII immigration of psychiatric nurses. I have completed oral history collections in nursing and forensic history.”

While visiting, Dr. Prebble will provide a guest lecture on her work in the history of forensic psychiatric nursing in New Zealand in the context of deinstitutionalization. The lecture is co-sponsored by The Critical Research in Health and Healthcare Inequities Unit at the UBC School of Nursing. You can view the Event Poster Here.

For more of Dr. Prebble’s recent research, see her article in the Journal of Law and Medicine (December 2014), entitled: New Zealand’s mental health district inspector in historical context: ‘The impartial scrutiny of a citizen of standing.’

For more information, please email us at nursinghistory@nursing.ubc.ca