Nursing History Symposium 2013

The inaugural Nursing History Symposium was held November 21, 2013. Speakers included Dr. Geertje Boschma, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Nursing at UBC School of Nursing, Dr. Sonya Grypma, Professor and Dean of Trinity Western School of Nursing, and Dr. Laurie Meijer Drees, Co-Chair of the First Nations Studies Department at Vancouver Island University. The symposium attracted students, scholars, friends of the school, and various interested groups on campus. For the launch of the new Consortium, undergraduate and graduate students provided an engaging poster session on topics relevant to nursing and health history.

For more pictures of the event please see the UBC Nursing Flickr site:

Symposium 2013 Poster:

Poster Winners 2013:

 Catherine Haney, RN, PhD Student, UBC
“Considering Oral History: Methodological Questions and Reflections”

Helen Vandenberg, RN, PhD Candidate, UBC
“From Methodist Mission to Modern Hospital: The History of Steveston’s Japanese Hospital: 1895-1942”

Jennifer Stephens, RN, PhD Student, UBC
“Transforming Maggie May to Miss Pu: Neoculturalism Through Missionary Nursing in North China, 1924-1943”