UBC nursing director named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women

Dr. Sally Thorne, Director of UBC’s School of Nursing, has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women. The award, presented by the Women’s Executive Network at the Awards Summit and Gala today in Toronto, recognizes both the significance of Thorne’s leadership position as well as the vital role of nursing in Canada.

Thorne received her BSN and MSN degrees at UBC, in ‘79 and ’83, and completed her PhD at the Union Institute of Advanced Studies in Ohio. An established leader and scholar, she has been academic head of the UBC School of Nursing since 2002, during which time the School has expanded its research funding by over 300 per cent, launched a primary care Nurse Practitioner initiative, and made impressive innovations in undergraduate education.

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