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75TH ANNIVERSARY LEGACY AWARDS

As part of the College of Nursing's 75th anniversary celebrations, we are establishing Legacy Awards which will provide scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. The Awards will give students the opportunity to engage in nursing education or advance their nursing education to better serve patients and their families. To show your support for our future nurses through a financial gift to the Legacy Awards fund, you can make a pledge online or download the pledge form.


 

75TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION, TOUR & DINNER INFORMATION

On September 29, 2018, we will host a reception, tour, and dinner to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba.

Welcome Tour & Reception 1:00pm - 2:30pm Helen Glass Centre, University of Manitoba
Cocktails 6:00pm University Centre, University of Manitoba
Dinner & Keynote Address 7:00pm University Centre, University of Manitoba

 

Professor Linda Kristjanson AOKEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Linda Kristjanson
(BN/77, MN/83)

Professor Linda Kristjanson AO is Vice-Chancellor & President of Swinburne University of Technology. Linda is a proud alumna of the University of Manitoba, where she obtained her Bachelor of Nursing degree (1977) and Master of Nursing degree (1983). Linda completed a PhD in Nursing (1991) from the University of Arizona. Linda has received more than $30m in research funding from national competitive bodies in Canada, USA and Australia and has published more than 300 refereed journal articles.

Before her current role, Linda was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development) at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia (2006-2011). She has an extensive research career in palliative care and was the inaugural Chair of Palliative Care, funded by the Cancer Council of Western Australia (2001-2006).

Linda is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE). In 2002 Linda was named the Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year in recognition of her entrepreneurial work in health, science and innovation. 
Linda is Chair of the Board of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, based in Melbourne, Australia. She is also a non-Executive Director of the Global Citizen Australia Board and serves on the board of Education Australia Ltd.

Linda was a member of the Board of the National Health & Medical Research Council (2003-2006), Australia. She has held Non-Executive Directorships on the Boards of Australia’s Academic & Research Network (AARNeT), the Australian Synchrotron Holding Company Ltd., and the International Centre for Radioastronomy Research.

In 2007, she was awarded the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Balfour Mount Professorship in Palliative Medicine. In 2012 she received a lifetime achievement award from the Bethlehem Griffith Research Foundation. In 2017, Linda was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours list. She was recognized for her distinguished service to tertiary education through leadership and governance roles, strategic and innovative university reforms, contributions to cancer research and palliative care, and to women.
 


PURCHASE 75TH ANNIVERSARY JEWELLERY

Acclaimed Winnipeg-based jewellery designer Hilary Druxman has designed a special edition, 75th anniversary necklace. Titled Gratitude & Compassion, this stunning necklace represents the spirit of gratitude and compassion found in the heart of every nurse. Compassion for the patients they care for and gratitude for the opportunity to make a difference in the world. The two halves of this necklace also represent the nurse/patient relationship, separate yet bonded by the heart. Proceeds support the Legacy Awards Fund in honour of the 75th Anniversary of the College of Nursing.

The necklaces will be for sale beginning in July. They will be available for purchase at that time both online and at the reception desk of the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba.  Please check back here for the link for online purchase.

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Online Pledge Form

Download the Pledge Form

For assistance, please contact Pat Robertson in Donor Relations at 204-789-3884 or by email at pat.robertson@umanitoba.ca.

 


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The special edition Gratitude & Compassion necklace will be available for purchase beginning in July 2018. Proceeds from the purchase of each necklace will support the 75th Anniversary Legacy Awards Fund.