2014 Nursing History Symposium: Registration Open

The Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry invites you to join us for our 2nd annual Nursing History Symposium. This year, we are featuring two presentations on new work in nursing and health history. Dr. Mona Gleason, Professor in Educational Studies at UBC, will explore how health professionals have contributed to conceptions of “the healthy child” in early twentieth century Canada. And, Dr. Linda Quiney, Historian, will share her investigation of Canadian women as Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurses during and after World War One. There will be panel commentaries and audience discussion following the presentations. Lunch and coffee will be served.

Please join us on November 20, 2014 at UBC School of Nursing from 10:00am – 2:30pm for this exciting event. Register online by November 19th Here

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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.