By Christina Kozakiewicz, Ingram School of Nursing

A year ago in December 2019, the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN)’s faculty, staff, alumni, partners and friends were looking ahead to the School’s Centennial year, and to the many activities planned to mark this major historical milestone. The World Health Organization (WHO) had designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, which seemed like perfect timing for celebrating 100 years of nursing education at McGill University. A gala celebration, a Nursing Explorations conference, guest lectures and much more were all on the roster for what was sure to be an unforgettable year.

While 2020 unfolded very differently than expected for many across the globe, so did ISoN’s Centennial year. What stands out in retrospect is that it has proven to be the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ in many more profound ways than in title alone, as nurses continue to work on the frontlines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As 2020 draws to a close, we invite you to look back at the stories showcasing some of the formidable McGill nurses, educators, students, clinicians and researchers that contributed to ISoN’s impressive history.




December 10 2020