National Person of Historical Significance
In February of 2015, Canada’s National Parks Board presented the School of Nursing with a plaque dedicated to Ethel Johns. One hundred years after she accepted the dual role as Head of the Department of Nursing and Superintendent of Nursing at the Vancouver General Hospital, Miss Johns’ plaque was erected on the path between the UBC Hospital and the Health Sciences Mall. On February 26, 2019, the official unveiling revealed the culmination of twelve years’ hard work by a committed group of historians, emeriti, faculty, staff, and friends of the School. Well-wishers gathered with the motivators of this honour for a brief unveiling, photographs, and refreshments.