Nursing History Symposium 2014: Webcasts and Comments From Panel Members

On November 20, 2014, Dr. Mona Gleason and Dr. Linda Quiney presented their work at the annual Nursing History Symposium followed by comments from a panel of scholars in related areas. We have collected additional comments from these panel members to share here. Please enjoy their reflections.

In the morning, Mona Gleason (Professor, Educational and Child Studies) explored how health professionals have contributed to conceptions of “the healthy child” in early twentieth century Canada. View Dr. Gleason’s presentation here.

Dr. Judith Lynam (Professor, School of Nursing) and Dr. Gladys McPherson (Assistant Professor, School of Nursing) responded to this work.

In the afternoon, Linda Quiney (Independent Scholar) shared her investigation of Canadian women as Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurses during and after World War One. View Dr. Quiney’s presentation here.

Glennis Zilm (Honorary Professor, School of Nursing) and Dr. Susan Duncan (Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing) responded to this work.

Dr. Gleason and Dr. Boschma

Dr. Gleason and Dr. Boschma

Dr. Vertinsky, Dr. Gleason and Dr. Lesley McBain

Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, Dr. Mona Gleason and Dr. Lesley McBain


Welcome Visiting Associate Professor: Dr. Lesley McBain

The Consortium welcomes Dr. Lesley McBain as our newest visiting associate professor. She is joining us in February and March of 2015.

Dr. McBain has a PhD in Geography from the University of Saskatchewan and is currently an Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies at the First Nations University of Canada. Her research focuses on health care delivery in rural and remote regions of Saskatchewan, in both the historical and contemporary contexts. Dr. McBain is involved in a number of on-going research projects, one of which examines the delivery of dementia care services in First Nation reserve communities and non First Nation communities to determine if there are areas of collaboration between the different jurisdictions.

While visiting, Dr. McBain will guest lecture on “Place and Nursing in Remote Northern Communities: A Historical Perspective” and work with graduate students interested in historical approaches to nursing research and using place in historical and contemporary analyses.

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




Health History Lecture: Reducing Risk: Cesarean Section at St. Paul’s Hospital, 1950-1970

Please join the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry for the next lecture in our Health History Lecture Series. On January 29, 2015, we welcome speaker Dr. Sally Mennill, who teaches in the History Department at Douglas College. In this lecture, “Reducing Risk: Caesarean Section at St. Paul’s Hospital, 1950-1970,” Dr. Mennill will present her work on the historical development of the caesarean section following World War II. This lecture is hosted jointly by the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry and The Collaboration for Maternal and Newborn Health.

Watch the Webcast


  January 29, 2015

  12:00 – 1:00 pm

  UBC School of Nursing, Room T182 (UBC Hospital 3rd Floor)