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.

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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

Student Reading Seminar: March 25, 2014

On Tuesday March 25th, Visiting Professor Dr. Megan Davies met with several graduate students for the Term II Student Reading Seminar. Students had the opportunity to learn more about oral history methods, historical inquiry, and the history of lay-midwifery in BC from an expert health historian in a unique and intimate setting. We had an engaging conversation, and thank Dr. Davies for her enthusiasm and generosity.

If you would like to receive email about future reading seminars, please let us know at nursinghistory@ubc.ca


Health History Lecture: Reconsidering The Demise of the Female Tradition in Physical Education

On March 19, 2014, Dr. Patricia Vertinsky (Distinguished University Professor, UBC School of Kinesiology) joined the Consortium to present some of her recent work. Dr. Vertinsky specializes in the social and cultural history of sport and physical activity with attention to gender, race, aging, and disability. On March 19th, Dr. Vertinsky challenged familiar progress and loss narratives found in the historiography of the female physical education profession in the 20th Century.

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Dr. Vertinsky

Dr. Vertinsky & Dr. Wendy Hall