Nursing

Doctoral students in nursing greeted with warm reception

Anna Marrocco, Peggy Oldfield, Gina Pittman, Mary Voutt-GoosUWindsor’s inaugural cohort of PhD candidates in nursing: Anna Marrocco, Peggy Oldfield, Gina Pittman, and Mary Voutt-Goos (missing from photo: Arwa Alsadoon).

Until now, instructors in the UWindsor Faculty of Nursing have had to leave the city to earn a doctorate in the discipline. That is changing, with the introduction of a new PhD program in nursing which welcomed its first cohort Tuesday at a reception in the Medical Education Building.

“This is going to service Windsor-Essex very well,” said Dale Rajacich, graduate co-ordinator. “In all of Canada, only 411 professors of nursing hold doctorates in nursing, as opposed to some other field. We need to produce more.”

Conference to consider issues of internet addiction

digital dependency poster imageRegister before September 10 for the early-bird rate for the Digital Dependency Awareness Conference, September 29 at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Register before September 10 for the early-bird rate for the Digital Dependency Awareness Conference, September 29 at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Esteemed scholars honoured for their quality teaching

Judy BornaisNursing professor Judy Bornais is one of two recipients of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching honoured during the University’s 107th Convocation ceremonies.

The Alumni Association conferred teaching awards on professors Jeremey Rawson and Judy Bornais during Convocation.

Nursing grad student gets help from talk show host

Maggie Boglitch and her mother Sam Boglitch hold a $20,000 chequeUWindsor nursing student Maggie Boglitch and her mother Sam Boglitch hold a $20,000 cheque on the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The donation will help offset the former’s grad school expenses.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres surprised Master of Nursing student Maggie Boglitch with a donation toward her graduate education.