Linda Quiney speaks on CBC’s “The Homestretch”

On Wednesday August 6, 2014 Linda Quiney spoke with CBC’s Doug Dirks on “The Homestretch” about Women and the First World War and how the war changed the face of gender relations in Canada. Linda Quiney is an affiliate of the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry at the University of British Columbia, and a contributor to “A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War.”

Hear the talk here at CBC.


Health History Lecture: Working Professionalism, Nursing in Calgary and Vancouver 1958-1977

On May 17, 2014, the Consortium and the BC History of Nursing Society co-hosted Dr. Margaret Scaia (University of Victoria) at the annual BC History of Nursing Society Luncheon. Dr. Scaia presented her PhD dissertation work: Working Professionalism: Nursing in Calgary and Vancouver 1958 to 1977.

Watch The Webcast

Dr. Scaia acknowledges her supervisors Dr. ME Purkis, Dr. L. Marks, & Dr. A. Lepp, and funding support from SSHRC Bombardier Scholarship

The event was held at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club

  • Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 (RSVP by May 14)
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Address: 1630 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6J 2K7
  • Registration: $36.00, payable to The BC History of Nursing Society