Xi Eta News – May 2016 edition

Here it is – our May edition of our newsletter, Xi Eta News. In this issue:

  1. A message from Xi Eta’s UBC Counsellor Suzanne Campbell
  2. Profiles of members Izela Christanel and Pasquale Fiore,
  3. Call for nominations to our available positions, and more!

Xi Eta News – May 2016

 

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Visit our Official STTI website!

We will begin the process of transitioning to our STTI CIRCLE website. Here we will post about events, discussions, and other media – just as we do on this page – but in a way that allows you to connect with members of STTI all over the world.  Check it out!

http://thecircle.nursingsociety.org/xieta/home

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Induction at the University of Victoria

Please join us for the induction of our newest members!

When: Friday, May 27, 2016 from 5:00 — 8:00
Where: University Club at the University of Victoria

“Empowering the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders”
Speaker: Dr. Esther Sangster-Gormley PhD, RN, ARNP (Florida, US) UVic Associate Professor & Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator

Register here:
http://www.karelo.com/register.php?BID=457&BT=10&Ev=16358

Cost: Inductees: $35 Members: $40 Guests: $45
Questions: Contact Coby Tschanz – cobyt@uvic.ca

See our flyer for more info, as well.

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Mystery Movie Monday!

Hi members, welcome to another event hosted by Xi Eta Chapter, STTI. Come join us for a mystery movie night!

Movie: It’s a mystery Smiling face with Sunglasses…we invite you to join us for a movie and discussion relevant to Nurses and Nursing.

Date: March 7, 2016 at 1630h.

Venue: HSD A451, Human & Social Development Building, University of Victoria.

Cost: by donation.

Snacks: Popcorn and other nibbles provided.

Hosts: Lenora Marcellus, Esther Sangster-Gormley, Coby Tschanz

RSVP & Questions: Coby at cobyt@uvic.ca 4259669_orig

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‘Speed Dating’ for Your Career: Mix and Mingle with Nurse Leaders and Colleagues

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This is an informal event where you have the opportunity to meet nurse leaders and colleagues representing a variety of work areas. Please see below for a list of some of the nurse leaders. Appetizers are provided by Xi Eta. If you want something more substantial, come early to Heartwood and grab a meal (they have great fresh organic food!).

WHEN: Thursday, March 3 @ 6pm

WHERE: Heartwood Community Café, 317 E Broadway, Vancouver

PRICES:

Xi Eta members (with up-to-date membership dues) and BSN students = $10

Non-members and inactive members (lapsed membership dues) = $15

Due to limited seating advance ticket purchase only.

SIGN UP HERE: http://www.karelo.com/register.php?BID=457&BT=10&Ev=16114

How It Works:

At the beginning of the evening, your host will give you a ‘speed dating’ card. The card will assign you to a group of 5 participants with one speaker. When the time is up for that 15 minute round, a bell will ring indicating to move on to your next one-on-five conversation; this will be indicated on your unique ‘speed dating’ card. The groups will change so you will get to mix and mingle with different groups of participants as well as each speaker.

 Schedule:

• 6:00 Have an appetizer and grab a drink!

• 6:15 Introductions to the Event and Speakers

• 6:30-7:30 ‘Speed dating’ (4 rounds @ 15 minutes each)

• 7:30-10:00 Mix and Mingle

Invited Speakers

Barb Lawrie 

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As Vice President of Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Barb Lawrie oversees professional practice across VCH and provides leadership to clinicians to achieve the essential “clinical transformation” within our Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project. Barb also serves as the executive lead for the Regional Surgical Program, working with our Surgical Medical Directors and Operational Directors to advance surgical access and quality across VCH and Providence Health Care.

Barb has previously worked as Executive Director of Clinical Education and Collaborative Practice, as well as at Providence where she was Director of Professional Practice and Nursing. A Registered Nurse by profession and Adjunct Professor with the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Barb’s health care career has taken her across a spectrum of clinical roles in different settings throughout the lower mainland. Along with time as a Critical Care Nurse at BC Children’s Hospital and Cardiac Nurse at St. Paul’s, she broadened her clinical skills in a variety of roles at GF Strong before entering the corporate realm as the Regional Manager of Program Development and Learning & Career Development at VCH.

Caroline Brunt 

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Caroline has extensive experience working with injection drug users and sex workers in Vancouver as a street nurse with BCCDC. She is currently a nursing instructor at VCC and has trained health care workers in Vietnam who also provide care for drug users. Caroline is known for being the brainchild of the “Bevel Up” documentary, which provides an in-depth look into how health care practitioners serve drug users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Caroline continues to be an inspiration for nursing students who are learning about relational practice and harm reduction.

Glynda Doyle 

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Glynda completed her BSN at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and her MSN at the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2011. She is an educator in the BSN Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Glynda is involved in several interprofessional research projects within BCIT and also in collaboration with other Canadian Nursing schools studying the impact of mobile devices laden with clinical resources, social networks and e-portfolios on nursing students and their education.

Her interests include the integration of Informatics in undergraduate education, and the impact of educational technologies on nursing student’s clinical judgment and decision-making at the point of care. Glynda co-developed an open source education resource (Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care) funded by BC Campus. Glynda is a peer leader in BC for the Canadian Association Schools of Nursing and Canada Health Infoway Digital Health Faculty Peer Leader Network. She is also leading a provincial initiative to develop an Interprofessional Educational Electronic Health Record for teaching and learning in healthcare. She sits on the Research Ethics Board at BCIT, she is the Communications Director for the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association, and a member of the American Medical Informatics Association Education and Nursing Working Groups.

The Xi Eta Board of Directors thanks you for your support.

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Come join us as we celebrate our newest members!

As you know, each year we honour those who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement, evidence of professional leadership potential and marked achievement in the field of nursing by inducting them into our Xi-Eta Chapter. Our first ceremony of 2016 will be held at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Robson Square, in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Wendy Hall, Professor and Director of Graduate Programs at UBC’s School of Nursing, with a presentation called: Leading the Charge For Nursing—Sleep as a Public Health Issue.

Come join us as we celebrate our newest Chapter members! Food and beverages will be served. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to the Karelo invite in your inboxes.

When: Thursday, February 4th., 6:30pm
Where: UBC Robson Square. 800 Robson St., Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 3B7

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Introducing Xi-Eta News!

To keep you updated on our current Chapter events and news, we have created a brand new newsletter, “Xi-Eta News”. In this edition, you will find a letter from our current President, Larry Luster, upcoming events, information on Induction 2016, and a message from recent STTI award winner, Diane Butcher.

Enjoy!

Xi-Eta News – January 2016

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Want to know more about your membership and its benefits?

All Xi Eta members are invited to join Lenora Marcellus, Esther Sangster Gormley, and Coby Tschanz for a Xi Eta event on January 28 at 1630-1800h.

We welcome you to a gathering of colleagues for conversation and orientation to Sigma Theta Tau International and Xi Eta benefits of membership.

We will meet at the University of Victoria, Human and Social Development Bldg, Rm. 451. A light snack will be provided.

If you plan to attend or have questions please contact:

Coby Tschanz
Xi Eta Counsellor (UVic)
cobyt@uvic.ca

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Please join us!

To our fellow Xi-Eta members,

Join us for a SOTM (Spur-of-the-Moment): Xi-Eta event on December 9 at 1630-1800h.

Xi-Eta members are invited to enjoy a gathering of colleagues for conversation and orientation to Sigma Theta Tau International and Xi-Eta benefits of membership.

We will meet at the University of Victoria, Human and Social Development Bldg, Rm. 451.  A light snack will be provided. 

 

RSVP to Coby Tschanz

Thank you and see you there!

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New 1-year Master’s program at UBC

Special announcement from UBC:

We are excited to announce the approval of our NEW graduate Initiative in the School of Nursing

The 1-year Master of Health Leadership and Policy: Seniors Care has been approved by the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education.

Please contact the program office at apscpp@apsc.ubc.ca for more details.

As well, please consider joining us (Live or Virtually) for the kick-off Nursing Rounds of the new academic year next Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, at 8am.

NURSING ROUNDS

Here Comes the Boom: The Pivotal Role of Nursing in Seniors Care
Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch, UBC Nursing

 

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