News and events

Jessie Mantle (1932-2021) fondly remembered by UVic School of Nursing Community

Jessie Mantle RN, MN, Post-graduate studies in Gerontological Nursing, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Described as one of the nursing superstars of her generation, Jessie Mantle is fondly remembered by the UVic School of Nursing community. Her colleagues, many of whom were her former students, recall her significant contributions to practice, education and mentorship over her forty year career. Jessie remained a passionate advocate for the nursing profession and engaged with our faculty until her final days. Prior to her passing, she established the Jessie Mantle Fellowship in Nursing.

202201 Winter Session – Second Call for Expression of Interest for Term Sessional Lecturers

The School of Nursing at the University of Victoria invites expressions of interest from individuals interested in sessional instruction specifically for courses offered in the upcoming Winter term (202201 January – April 2022). Appointments offered will commence January 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022. Note: course availability and offers are subject to change.

CEiNHC at UVic School of Nursing now a JBI Centre of Excellence

The Centre for Evidence-Informed Nursing and Healthcare (CEiNHC) at the University of Victoria, School of Nursing is pleased to announce that we are now a Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Centre of Excellence. The centre began as an affiliated group in 2016 with a focus on evidence synthesis and providing peer reviews of submitted JBI protocols and reports. We began offering the comprehensive JBI training program in 2019. With this new designation, CEiNHC aims to increase production of reviews and seek out new ways to engage with the nursing community to become the hub for evidence where practising nurses and other professionals can turn to find latest evidence to support their practice.

We are delighted and grateful for the new Elta Brown and Peggy Mika Nursing Scholarship

The newest School of Nursing scholarship is inspired by the long friendship and nursing leadership of Elta Brown and Peggy Mika. The Elta Brown and Peggy Mika scholarship will be awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in the School of Nursing who have demonstrated potential to provide leadership within a community or professional role.

Nancy Wright UVic Scholarship in the School of Nursing

A devoted RN, instructor and foundational member of the BC Nurse Practitioner’s Assn, Nancy Wright was part of BC’s nursing family for 30+ years providing primary care to people who struggled with mental health and substance use. Nancy passed away suddenly last year and in her memory husband Jason Easton, family and friends created a UVic Master’s of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner award to assist students in financial need.

School of Nursing and College Partners’ faculty presenting at CASN Canadian Nursing Virtual Education Conference May 3-5th, 2021

The UVic School of Nursing and College Partners’ faculty will be presenting at this year’s CASN Canadian Nursing Virtual Education Conference. The conference will take place from May 3-5, 2021 with this year’s theme being “Responding to the Complexity of Nursing Education and Practice”.

Second Round - Expression of Interest: 202105 Summer Session

The School of Nursing at the University of Victoria invites expressions of interest from individuals interested in sessional instruction specifically for courses offered in the upcoming Summer term (202105 May-August 2021). Appointments offered will commence May 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021. Note: course availability and offers are subject to change.

New online course offering: NURA 519—Leadership for Health Systems

The NURA 519 course is an elective nursing graduate course. This course is open to undergraduate students*, graduate students, and working professionals who are interested in health leadership or interested in pursuing a graduate degree in nursing. *undergraduate students must be in their final year and meet the specific guidelines listed in the Registration by Undergraduates in Graduate Courses policy.

The rise of the Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Adair, Nurse Practitioner (NP) and UVic graduate with the class of 2019, now works as a Primary Care Provider at the West Shore Primary Care Centre in Colwood. Her first day was January 6, 2020, marking the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Having invested eleven years of education and work experience to prepare for this role – a four year undergraduate degree completed at UVic, a one year critical care specialty program with BCIT, a two year master’s program with UVic, plus working as an RN in the Emergency Department at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for four years – Adair not only feels ready, she can’t wait to take on full responsibility.

School of nursing hosts Judy Darcy, Canada's first Minister of Mental Health and Addictions

Judy Darcy, B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, joined student nurses and faculty with UVic’s School of Nursing to share an announcement on campus April 4, 2018 to advance the scope of practice for all Nurse Practitioners in the province to prescribe therapies for those with opioid addiction.

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Transformative Change Makers in Higher Education

The University of Victoria and the Association of Commonwealth Universities are excited to collaborate on this proposed WHEC Barcelona dialogue event, which includes five exceptional leaderswho are known to be transformative changemakers.

Drawing on their experiences, these leaders will address questions such as: why transformative change in HE is necessary? What mechanisms will allow for that change? And what skills andsupport are necessary to lead transformative change?

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Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

Isshoni: Henry Shimizu’s Paintings of New Denver Internment

Isshoni: Henry Shimizu's Paintings of New Denver Internmentis an exploration of Japanese Canadian identity, community, and family.

Breaking the Mold

UVic Art Education faculty and sessional instructors share their diverse perspectives, approaches, and experiences in art education.

Workshop: Accelerate Your Research Using DRAC Computational Resources and Services

Workshop: Accelerate Your Research Using DRAC Computational Resources and Services

Date: Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

ROOM: Online via Zoom – See below

Speakers: Dr. Sarah Huber and Dr. Belaid Moa

Link: https://rcs.uvic.ca/2022/05/12/accelresearchcrs/

Summary:

In this free workshop, we will discuss the advanced computational resources and services that are freely available to our researchers through DRAC (Digital Research Alliance of Canada; formerlyCompute Canada). We will cover the required knowledge for accessing, running jobs, and getting the results from DRAC supercomputers, including Cedar, Narval, Beluga, Graham, and Niagara. We will alsoshow how you can accelerate your research through our services, batch automation, job arrays, and/or job dependencies. Lastly, we will provide the main steps for accessing and using DRAC clouds,especially Arbutus cloud hosted at UVic.

Everyone is encouraged to attend, and the attendees are recommended to have DRAC/Compute Canada accounts for the hands-on part of the session.