Dr. Sheila CameronDr. Sheila Cameron

Campus flags to be lowered for pioneering professor Sheila Cameron

Campus flags will be lowered Saturday, January 23  in memory of Dr. Sheila Cameron, who died January 19.

Cameron began her career at the University of Windsor in 1976 and served in a number of capacities including Assistant Professor; Associate Professor and Acting Director; Professor & Director; and Professor, all within the School of Nursing, now known as the Faculty of Nursing. From 1996 through 2005 she was the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research. She was the first female University of Windsor scholar to receive the title of University Professor, the highest rank in academia. 

Cameron was recognized as a leader and mentor by early, mid, and expert nursing career research scientists and dedicated her entire career to nursing education. Her scholarly work spans more than three decades with a resume listing an outstanding record of honours, scholarly and professional activities, professional memberships, research and project funding, papers in refereed journals, community involvement, as well as many other personal contributions to the University of Windsor. 

Apart from her administrative responsibilities, Cameron was noted for her open-door policy with students and colleagues. Former students have noted her positive impact on their careers, both personally and professionally and many credit her with mentoring them to be better nurses, teachers and leaders.

"Sheila Cameron was a pillar of Nursing at the University of Windsor and internationally", said Alan Wildeman, President and Vice-Chancellor. "She had a gentle heart and was an inspiration to all as she went about a lifetime of teaching, research, and giving back to our community. No one has done more for our University, and she will be missed. I extend sincerest condolences to her family."

For detailed information on visitation and services visit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/windsorstar/obituary.aspx?n=sheila-came...

A UWindsor scholarship fund has been established in honour of Dr. Cameron. For more information please contact Fedela Falkner, Scholarships and Donor Relations, at ext. 4141, or ffalkneruwindsor.ca.