Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 7-8pm with a reception to follow
Location: UBC Robson Square
Speaker: Dr. Josephine Etowa, Associate Professor and Loyer DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing, in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Dr Josephine Etowa is an Associate Professor and Loyer DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing, in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Her academic credentials include a BScN and MScN from Dalhousie University, PhD in Nursing from University of Calgary and Postdoc from University of Toronto and University of Ottawa.
As a community health nurse and midwife, a lactation consultant, researcher and educator, she has worked in various capacities within the Canadian health care system and abroad over the past 25 years. In the past 12 years her research program has been in the area of reducing inequities in health and health care with a particular focus on engaging the community through community based participatory approach. She is a co-founder and past president of the Health Association of African Canadians.
The Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward Foundation has generously supported the annual Marion Woodward Lecture since 1969, when over 300 students, faculty, alumni, affiliates, nursing leaders, clinical colleagues and members of the public gathered to hear the then Executive Director of the Canadian Nurses Association, Helen Mussallem, deliver a talk entitled “Nursing Tomorrow”.
Mrs. Marion Woodward had never before allowed her name to be used in conjunction with grants from the Foundation, but through the efforts of Beth McCann, she endorsed the speaker series and hosted a tea reception at her home following the initial lecture (Zilm & Warbinek).