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Friday, July 5, 2024 - 09:17
(The original article appeared in "The Globe and Mail”: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-unique-pilot-pairing-er-nurses-with-police-is-allieviating-pressure-on/ )

Windsor Regional Hospital nurse Abbas Haidar and Const. Jordyn Thompson speak with a citizen


A unique pilot program in Canada is pairing ER nurses with police officers to address the pressure on healthcare systems and improve response to mental health crises. This collaboration allows nurses to accompany police on mental health-related calls, providing immediate medical and psychological support on the scene.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 09:02

Dr. Bukola Salami addresses a group at a conference

UWindsor alumna Bukola Salami highlighted the role of race and racism in the educational experience as part of Faculty of Nursing’s “Dean’s Intentional Conversations” speaker series.


Newly appointed vice-president of Canadian Nurses Association and UWindsor nursing alumna Bukola Salami (BScN 2004) delivered a presentation on leadership and mentorship for Black and racialized students and youth as part of the Faculty of Nursing’s “Dean’s Intentional Conversations” speaker series on June 12.

According to Dr. Salami, Black and racialized people face challenges such as racism, discrimination, microaggressions, and employment inequality. These factor into negative economic outcomes for Black and racialized youth that inhibit their participation in society.

Friday, May 3, 2024 - 14:59

Nursing Sessional Instructor Tracey Seguin with BScN students

Nursing Sessional Instructor Tracey Seguin with BScN students Reem Khanafer, Adel Al-Haj-Ali, and Raghid Al Khatib in clinical lab.


In celebration of National Nursing Week, the Faculty of Nursing thanks all nursing professionals for their unwavering dedication to provide care to our communities. It is shining a spotlight on Tracey Seguin, a UWindsor alumna and sessional instructor whose work ethic and dedication to her community is deeply rooted in family.

Seguin’s grandparents, Riki (Toramatsu) Endo and Sarah (Miyo) Moriyama Endo, emigrated from Japan and settled in LaSalle in 1946 with only determination to succeed as farmers.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 09:44

 

Nursing sessional instructor Katherine Beaumont and third-year students prepare personal care product donations

Nursing sessional instructor Katherine Beaumont, second from left, and third-year students Bailey Packet, Robynne Hay, Josh Taylor, Rachel Weston, Kamsiyochukwu Otue, Olivia Mouawad, and Ghadi Treki prepare personal care product donations. Absent: Mackenzie Pawluk.


The famous author, activist, and lecturer Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

For Faculty of Nursing sessional instructor Katherine Beaumont, her third-year students, and Grade 6 teachers at West Gate Public School, providing self-care teachings along with essential personal hygiene products for pre-teens in need reaffirms the idea that great things happen when you work together for a common good.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 10:45

BScN student Chesca Obodoechina with Walkerville Collegiate Institute students

Nursing student Chesca Obodoechina helps Walkerville Collegiate Institute students identify coping strategies during a session on mental wellness.


Sessional Instructor Nicole Nantais Faculty of Nursing alumna and current sessional instructor Nicole Nantais (BScN 2016), along with her second-year BScN students, have embarked on a new pilot project surrounding clinical education.

Monday, March 18, 2024 - 08:40

VP Research and Innovation Shanthi Johnson, Dean of Nursing Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine, Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care Stan Cho, Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Andrew Dowie, third-year students Alexa Finn, Isabel Cristofari, and Jana Duric, and Associate VP External Judy Bornais in nursing’s simulation lab

VP Research and Innovation Shanthi Johnson, Dean of Nursing Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine, Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care Stan Cho, Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Andrew Dowie, third-year students Alexa Finn, Isabel Cristofari, and Jana Duric, and Associate VP External Judy Bornais in nursing’s simulation lab.


The University of Windsor Faculty of Nursing welcomed Ontario’s minister of long-term care Stan Cho on March 13 for a tour that extended beyond the University to include visits to long-term care facilities in the Windsor and Sarnia regions.

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 13:22

Ground sign of Faculty of Nursing


Faculty of Nursing launched the initial stages of what will become a new five-year strategic plan. Nursing has created an online survey and is requesting feedback.

The faculty’s previous interim strategic plan, 2020-23, was created prior to the campus-wide “Aspire: Together For Tomorrow” strategic planning process. Now that Aspire is in place, nursing’s initiative is the next step for the faculty.

“Since the institution-wide Aspire plan has already rolled out, we can build a sustainable plan that not only is an extension of Aspire, but also builds on recent successes of the faculty,” says dean of nursing Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine. “Now is the perfect time to develop and implement a faculty plan.”

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 09:55

Young Lillie Johnson in Canada

Ontario’s first Black director of public health, Lillie Johnson, attributes perseverance and compassionate care for advancing the nursing profession.


As the Faculty of Nursing concludes its journey through its Black History Month feature series, the spotlight shifts to Lillie Johnson, a trailblazing figure whose impact resonates in Canadian health care.

Born in Jamaica in 1922, Johnson received nursing and midwifery training in her home country and the United Kingdom. She immigrated to Canada in 1960, where she continued her pursuit of excellence in health care.

Johnson earned her BScN from the University of Toronto and became the first Black director of public health in Ontario in the Leeds-Grenville and Lanark district, a community located near Ottawa.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 09:26

Bukola Salami profile photo

Bukola Salami’s transformative journey from neuroscience to nursing underscores her dedication to improving healthcare access and delivery for Black, migrant, and underserved populations.


During Black History Month, the Faculty of Nursing is featuring pioneers and difference-makers in the profession, past and present.

Bukola Salami

A famous author and minister once said, "Change your thoughts and you change your world."

That mindset resonates with UWindsor nursing alumna Bukola Salami (BScN 2004). Dr. Salami recalls events that led her to a different and rewarding career path in health sciences.

While still at high school in Toronto in 1998, she remembers job shadowing a nurse during a Black youth mentorship program, an experience that would prove pivotal in her life’s work.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 14:16

Dr. Eric Tanlaka at his office desk having a conversation

Eric Tanlaka's research on the role of nurses in stroke rehabilitation seeks to enhance job fulfillment while bringing about changes to Ontario’s nursing curriculum.


During Black History Month, the Faculty of Nursing is featuring pioneers and difference-makers in the profession, past and present.

Eric Tanlaka

Nursing professor Eric Tanlaka is part of a research team examining the role of nurses in stroke rehabilitation with the goal of improving job equity and augmenting Ontario’s nursing curriculum.