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A homecoming milestone for the College of Nursing

September 7, 2018 — 

This year’s homecoming marks a great milestone for the University of Manitoba’s College of Nursing: its 75th anniversary.

The College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is marking three-quarters of a century of delivering quality education, supporting student success, advancing research and scholarship and providing outstanding service in our communities and across our province.

“It is with great anticipation and enthusiasm that we are approaching our College of Nursing’s 75th Anniversary celebrations. I look forward to connecting with so many wonderful alumni and others who have played a key role in our success over the past 75 years,” says Dr. Netha Dyck, dean of the College of Nursing.

Join us at Homecoming 2018 and reconnect with your classmates and your alma mater. Visit the College of Nursing’s website for more details of these special events.

There will be a free Welcome Reception and Tour of the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. where guests will have the opportunity to engage in a state-of-the-art simulation experience, learn about the faculty’s innovative leading-edge research, network with colleagues, and enjoy refreshments.

The College of Nursing 75th Anniversary gala dinner will take place starting with cocktails and h’ors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. and a sit-down, three course dinner at 7:00 p.m. in a transformed multi-purpose room in UMSU University Centre.

CBC radio host Ismaila Alfa will serve as our entertaining emcee for the celebratory dinner which will include a tribute to past deans, greetings from U of M president David Barnard and dean Netha Dyck, a special anniversary video featuring alumni from across the globe and a musical performance by an accomplished nursing student.

Keynote speaker Dr. Linda Kristjanson

A highlight of the night will be a keynote address by Dr. Linda Kristjanson, a proud U of M alumna and renowned professor and researcher. Currently, Dr. Kristjanson [BN/77, MN/83] is the vice-chancellor and president of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. She will touch upon the future of nursing and also reflect on her time at the University of Manitoba.

Tickets to the 75th Anniversary dinner are a reasonable $75 and can be purchased through the U of M’s Homecoming Eventbrite page. We are encouraging our alumni to contact friends and co-workers and come as a group.

In honour of the 75th Anniversary, Hilary Druxman [BA/85] has designed a delicate heart-shaped necklace that represents the spirit of gratitude and compassion found in the heart of every nurse. The two halves of this necklace also represent the nurse/patient relationship, separate yet bonded by the heart.

Proceeds from the necklace ($40 each) will support the Legacy Awards Fund. To purchase an anniversary necklace visit the Hilary Druxman website or the reception desk of the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba. Necklaces (and pins) will also be available for purchase at the 75th anniversary dinner.

To mark this auspicious occasion, a 75th Anniversary Legacy Awards Fund has been established to provide an opportunity for nursing alumni and friends to support student scholarships.

If you’re not able to join the celebration in person, but wish to support the Legacy Awards Fund, you can make a pledge online or download the pledge form.


Dean’s invitation to 75th Anniversary celebrations

College of Nursing’s rich 75-year history


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