Janice L. McCormick, MSc’77, PhD’97

The School of Nursing was saddened to hear about the recent death of Janice McCormick, a member of the very first cohort of students to graduate from our PhD Program, Nursing. Janice was a pediatric nurse from Manitoba, who found her way to Vancouver after holding nursing positions in New Orleans (Tulane Medical Centre, Dialysis) and Montreal (Royal Vic). She obtained her MSN from UBC in 1977 and worked as a clinical nurse specialist at BC Children’s Hospital. Returning to UBC to enter the PhD program, she was one of the first nursing program graduates to cross the stage in the spring of 1997.

On completion of her PhD, Janice taught at the UVic School of Nursing, Langara Campus. She loved the engagement with students and the continuing scholarly work. In addition to critical reflections on optimizing pediatric care, Janice had a fierce commitment to equality and power imbalance issues. Her dissertation research reflected a feminist post-structural examination of power discourses within clinical nursing practice. Janice will be remembered as a wonderful friend and colleague.