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U of T celebrates nursing week with distinguished dialogue

May 9, 2011

TORONTO, ON – This year, the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is commemorating Nursing Week with a research exhibit, followed by a panel discussion titled, “Model of Care: Challenges and Opportunities” on May 10 at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively at 155 College St. The evening will close with a celebratory reception.

Prior to the lecture, a research poster exhibition showcasing the faculty’s significant talent and research will be displayed. Approximately 20 members of the Bloomberg Faculty will present information related to their current bodies of research. Most of the researchers will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions.

During the panel discussion, leading clinicians, researchers and policymakers will probe the major challenges that nurses face in the current health care system. The conversation will begin with opening remarks from each participant, followed by a Q&A with the audience.



WHAT: Nursing Week research exhibit and panel discussion, “Model of Care: Challenges and Opportunities”

WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Research exhibit: 5 p.m.

Panel discussion: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, 6th Floor, University of Toronto

WHO: Panel participants include:

  • Anne Coghlan, executive director and CEO, College of Nurses Ontario
  • Sue VanDeVelde-Coke, executive vice-president, Chief Health Professions and Nursing Executive, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Sioban Nelson, dean and professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
  • Alyssa Hamilton, MN student, administration stream, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

For more information and to RSVP, please contact:

Sarah Gopaul
Communications Assistant
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto ranks among the premier nursing programs in the world in both education and research. In 2007, ours became the first named faculty of nursing in Canada. We are committed to ensuring all of the students in our undergraduate, masters and PhD programs have the highest quality learning experiences. Moreover, with a Faculty comprised of the country’s leading nurse researchers and educators, major contributions to knowledge, health policy and future practice are produced regularly.