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.



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.

Watch The Webcast

Dr. Vertinsky

Dr. Vertinsky & Dr. Wendy Hall