This year, Dr. Lydia Wytenbroek and 22 undergraduate BSN students worked on a project for Black History Month. The project had two parts: an event & a social media initiative.
On Feb 23 at 1000 PST / 1300 EST, the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry hosted a 1 hour event called “Black History Month 2023: Historical Considerations on Nursing Education across Canada.” There were three presentations. Dr. Lydia Wytenbroek and 22 BSN students delivered a presentation titled “Exploring the History (& Absence) of Black Students at UBC School of Nursing”, Dr. Erin Spinney of UNBSJ Department of History and Politics discussed nursing education in New Brunswick, and MSN student at USASK College of Nursing Ewurabena Sackey-Forson gave a presentation on racism and nursing.
UBC undergraduate nursing students have also created daily content for the month of February related to the history of Black nurses or posts that highlight the work of Black scholars. You can find their posts on Instagram (ubcnursingconsortium) and shorter versions of the posts on Twitter (@Nursing_History).
Click here for more information: https://nursing.ubc.ca/news-events/events/01-feb-2023/black-history-month-2023