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The St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni Association is open to all graduates of the St. Boniface School of Nursing and Associates (RNs from other graduating Schools who are current or former employees of St. Boniface and associates.

The purpose of our alumni association has evolved over the years to keep pace with the needs of alumni members and changes in technology but continues to meet the objectives as outlined in our Constitution: to promote a sense of spirit of unity, professional growth, and an interest in our history.

The Alumni Association provides opportunity to reconnect with friends and fellow graduates. It also serves to recognize the excellent education graduates received making it possible to provide holistic, compassionate care, a reflection of the Grey Nuns influence.

The Annual General Dinner Meeting held each spring provides an occasion for class reunions with special recognition of 50- year graduates. These graduates are also honoured by a celebratory tea in the parlour of the former School of Nursing.

Please explore our Webpage for information related to our Newsletters, upcoming events, educational and research bursaries.

School of Nursing Historical Highlights

• 1897 School of Nursing is established
• 1899 First Graduation Class (3 out of 5 students graduated)
• 1905 St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni is created
• 1914 Program becomes a 3-year program
• 1927 Construction of the School of Nursing building
• 1931-1934 Students sent to the St. Boniface Sanatorium in Ninette, Manitoba, a hospital for patients with tuberculosis
• 1954 Extension to the School of Nursing is built
• 1966 Married persons and male candidates now accepted, students no longer need to live in residence
• 1970 Program becomes a two-year program
• 1995 Diploma School of Nursing closed. A total of 5,176 students graduated from the school
• 1995-1997 Graduates are Bachelors of Nursing
• 1997 Closing of the school

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Archives Project
The St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni Association, is proud to announce the recently installed Interactive Archival Exhibit commemorating the rich 100-year history of the St. Boniface School of Nursing. It is located in the Everett Atrium (main entrance to the Hospital) for all to view. Learn more about this new multimedia exhibit, including photos in the following article.

Also completed is the Virtual Reality project featuring the former School of Nursing.

Virtual reality is an easy to use interactive and visual technology that allows us to experience spaces without ever setting a foot in there. The technology allows individuals to “visit” different places within the walls of the School of Nursing with a 360-degree perspective! The technology can be viewed on your Cell Phone with 3D virtual reality glasses. For more information or to purchase Virtual Reality glasses (minimum donation of $5), contact the alumni by email here.

Many thanks to Curator, Annie Langlois, Designer, Thomas Bres and Computer Programmer Jean Vouillon for their outstanding work in researching, designing and putting it all together.

We are grateful for our partners and supporters. The exhibition has been funded in part by

  • an anonymous donor
  • Lillian (Lane) Bartel (Class of 1964A) and

the following institutions:

  • Grey Nuns of Montreal
  • the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba
  • St. Boniface Hospital
  • Winnipeg Foundation
  • Province of Manitoba

The St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni Association would also like to extend its thanks to those who offered time, effort and donations, in particular, Diane Haglund, friends and members of the Alumni Association, and the following institutions: St. Boniface Museum, St. Boniface Historical Society, and Association for Manitoba Archives.

You can access the St. Boniface Hospital School of Nursing yearbooks (1923-1995) by clicking on the highlighted link.


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Membership

Why become a member?

  • Stay connected with classmates;
  • Receive a newsletter twice (2 x) a year;
  • Receive information about the annual general meeting, celebration of 50-year graduates and nurses;
  • Learn more about an archives project to preserve and promote the role of St. Boniface's School of Nursing;
  • Support the activities of the St. Boniface Registered Nurses' Alumni.

Download our membership application form.

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Donate

In February 2011 the Alumni established the St. Boniface Registered Nurses' Alumni Association fund account through an agreement with the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. The funds allows us to:

  • grant  bursaries to St. Boniface School of Nursing graduate nurses who wish to further their education and promote professional growth.
  • raise funds to preserve and promote the rich history of the St. Boniface School of Nursing, the Grey Nuns and the Hospital.
  • support the activities of the St. Boniface Nurses' Alumni.

Donations to support these goals are very much appreciated.

Your donation can be directed to the Alumni's general fund or to a specific purpose (eg. education, archive project)

You can MAKE A DONATION through our Foundation's secure server. Or if you prefer, you can phone toll-free 1-866-472-4682 or in Winnipeg 204-237-2067.

Please indicate that you are directing your gift to the St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni. Donations of $15 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt from the Foundation.

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Bursary - Funding Opportunities

Graduates of the Registered Nurses’ Program from the St. Boniface School of Nursing and Associate Members are eligible for funding up to a maximum amount of $500.  Funding will be awarded for practice-based nursing research, workshops, and conferences.  Proposed research must be clinically relevant and ultimately benefit patients.

To be considered, graduates must:

  • be or become paid members of the Alumni
  • provide proof of enrolment for workshops or conferences
  • provide one-page summary of proposal for research studies
  • submit a letter of application by March 31, 2018
  • be in attendance at the Annual May Dinner on May 16, 2018

Please note that the Alumni reserves the right to request return of funding should the candidate not complete the research or attend the workshop or conference, other than for reasons of personal illness. Those interested should apply in writing to:

Attention: Treasurer
St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni Association
Room NG018
409 Taché Ave
Winnipeg, MB 
R2H 2A6

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Alumni Executive

President

Gisele Hansen (née Bauche, 1972)

President Elect vacant
Past President Wanda Andres (née Friesen, 1964A)
Secretary vacant
Treasurer Judy Maleski (née Lyon, 1969)

Alumni Committees

Archives

Shirley Delaquis (née Fisher, 1964A)

Membership Asha Pereira (née Nia, 1989)
Nominating Linda Jackson (nee Semchyshyn1985)
Publicity Sharon Matte (née Clark, 1964A)
Sick/Visiting Glenis Pacak (née Pronchuk, 1970)
Social Gaylene Kramchynski (née Bugyik, 1975)
Members at Large

Madeleine Graham (née Mason, 1969)
Sherri Kressock (née Tataryn, 1985)
Karen Sadler (née Taylor, 1985)

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