"I'm happy I joined the UCalgary Nursing Alumni Committee in 2019, initially serving as the bronze lead, and subsequently as the VP.
As president this year, I am excited to bring forth my zany personality, infectious energy, and steadfast leadership. I'm thrilled I will collaborate with my similarly dedicated and passionate committee members in shining light on the path in pursuit of our common vision & goal to engage our UCalgary Nursing alumni community.
Apart from my involvement with the UCalgary Nursing Alumni Committee, I work as a nurse clinician for the Children's Day Treatment Program at the Alberta Children's Hospital; and I have an insatiable wanderlust with an extensive travel bucket list that I dream of completing."
"I have been a member of the UCalgary Nursing Alumni Committee since I was an undergrad, acting as the UNS alumni representative. I’ve since served as our first social media and communications lead and will serve as vice president this year!
As your VP, I am excited to collaborate with a dedicated team of committee members to create spaces and events that highlight, celebrate and engage YOU, our nursing alumni community! I look forward to supporting current and future members to get involved and strengthen connections with fellow alumni, undergrads and those just starting their journey in this profession we love.
Outside of my involvement with the UCalgary Nursing Alumni Committee, I work as a nurse on a Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant unit as well as Public Health. Outside of work I enjoy hiking in Kananaskis, reading and spending time outdoors. I look forward to all the great things we have in store for this upcoming term!"
"My background is adult and pediatric hospice palliative care, and I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Nursing. My research explores how medical assistance in dying (MAiD) is impacting hospice palliative care nurses. I’m very interested in nursing leadership, education, and mentorship, and have participated in the NurseMentor program mentoring several undergrads. Outside of school, I love to hike and I’m a die-hard Calgary Flames and Stampeders fan."
I’ve been involved with the alumni committee since I was in my undergrad in 2017. I first joined as a general member before I became the bronze co-lead, and now treasurer.
I’m excited to create and fund programming and events that will prepare nursing students for life post nursing school and connect these future alumni with all our current alumni.
Apart from being involved in the UCalgary Nursing Alumni Committee, I work on an Intensive Care Unit and a Pulmonary Medicine / Thoracic Surgery unit. In my free time, you can find me cuddled with a book, Netflixing or enjoying the fresh air.
"I completed my MN in 2019, with my thesis focused on exploring and improving the mental health and wellbeing of undergraduate nursing students. I currently work on improving student wellness and learning in post-secondary education. I look forward to engaging with our diverse alumni and strengthening connections. Outside of work, I enjoy discovering new desserts, learning about new cultures, and a good book!"
"I graduated with a MN in 1997 and PhD in nursing in 2008 from the University of Calgary. I have practiced as a nurse since 1991 with a background in neuroscience nursing, specifically neurology and gerontology. As well, I have been a nurse educator for more than 20 years at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing. As a graduate of our program, I have a keen interest in ensuring appropriate continuing education and support for both our undergraduate and graduate alumni."
After graduating in 2022, I've continued my work as a pre-post operative surgical and immunizations nurse. Outside of work, I'm doing research in the WISHES Lab for UCalgary Faculty of Nursing and volunteer with my local masjid and Islamic Relief Canada.
In my free time, I like hanging out with some buddies, spending time with family, going to the gym, doing hikes, and reading. I'm excited to be a part of a wonderful team and still keep my roots grounded at UCalgary.
"Hello! I graduated the BN program in 2018, I have since worked all over the nursing spectrum and currently mainly work with adolescents with mental health and addiction concerns as well as general medicine. When I'm not working, you can find me doing any number of my hobbies and spending time with my loved ones. I'm excited to have the opportunity to join the committee and hopefully get my first mentee for Nurse Mentor this year."
"I am a 2021 nursing graduate. I started my career in internal medicine, and now I’m a full time emergency room nurse with the hopes of eventually being a nursing instructor and one day flying with STARS. Outside of work, I love spending time with friends and family and enjoying my hobbies, such as painting, knitting, camping, and kayaking. This will be my second year with the UCalgary Nursing Alumni Committee and I’m excited for a great year!"
"Hi, I’m a 2022 nursing graduate. I currently work as a NICU nurse, and am a general member with the alumni committee. I also work for the Faculty of Nursing at UCalgary in research. When I’m not working at the hospital, I like to read, spend time with my friends and go for walks. I’m excited to be joining the alumni committee and look forward to working with the team."
"Hi! I graduated in 2018. I started as a nurse in general medicine and I’ve never left. I’m very excited to be joining the alumni committee this year! I look forward to connecting and meeting with nurses in other fields and specialties. Outside of work, I’m at home enjoying a new book, movie, or show with my twin sister. "
"As a current nursing student entering my third year, I understand the challenges students face throughout nursing school and how vital alums are in students’ success - be it in the form of mentorship or answering questions students have. In my role as UNS liaison, I hope to strengthen community action within the faculty and build a stronger bond between current students and alums to increase the support system from alums and make it readily available to students. I am excited to be part of an initiative that fosters an educational and supportive environment for students while also promoting students’ health and wellness. Next to my involvement with the UCalgary Nursing Alumni Committee, I volunteer at the Rotary Flames House (Children’s Hospice) and recently founded Unity in Diversity Association. This student club aims to celebrate the cultural diversity UCalgary represents. I enjoy reading, hiking/travelling and sports!”
"Hi! My name is Yeny Lara, BN'17. I currently work as a fertility and in vitro fertilization nurse in Calgary, but I have been working in reproductive and women's health for the past 5 years. It is something I am very passionate about, especially in these changing times. I am volunteering with the committee because of the positive experience I had as a member of the community during my undergraduate degree as well as now through my graduate program, and I want to promote that feeling of community and welcoming with other alumni, staff, and students. I have two dogs that keep us busy and having time, and if you don't find me working, studying, volunteering, or watching Netflix, I'm probably swimming somewhere!"
We are currently recruiting for a number of executive and general member roles in the committee. If you are an enthusiastic nursing alum looking for a way to give back to the faculty and support future and current alum, then we may have the perfect position for you!
Take a look below and reach out to us for more information or to apply.
Similar to the Bronze and Silver leads, the main role of the Gold Lead is to help generate ideas and lead initiatives meaningful to our alumni who have graduated more than 25 years ago. Together with ad-hoc working groups, the Gold Lead helps create meaningful programs and events, generating ideas and identifying potential hosts, speakers and panellists within their personal and professional networks, as well as within the broader community. If you are a nursing alum brimming with ideas and creativity, who enjoys the event-planning process, this might be the perfect role for you!
Otherwise known as a "member-at-large," this role provides support to the committee in the planning, evaluation, and execution of alumni programming and events. One of the key responsibilities is to provide perspectives on alumni relations topics during meetings. This role is a one-year term with a monthly time commitment generally ranging from 2-3 hours per month, though it may be less or more in the case when you are supporting a particular event or program.