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Creating Space in Health Professions for African Nova Scotians

Posted by GHO Admin on February 7, 2018 in Events

Date: Feb. 20, 2018 @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Halifax North Memorial Library

A conversation with Dr. Clotilda Yakimchuk; a retired nursing professional, mentor, activist and role model, who has made significant contributions to her profession and to her community.

Clotilda Yakimchuk was born and raised in Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia. In 1954, she became the first Black graduate of the Nova Scotia Hospital School of Nursing. She also received a post graduate midwifery diploma from Colony Hospital, Grenada, West Indies, a post graduate psychiatric nursing certificate from the Nova Scotia Hospital and a diploma in adult education from St.FX University.

The great and varied contributions Ms. Yakimchuk has made to her community and the nursing profession have been duly recognized. In 2003, she received the Order of Canada; she is also a member of the Nova Scotia Black Hall of Fame and in 1991, received the national Harry Jerome Award in acknowledgement of her cultural and community achievements. Additionally, she was a recipient of the College of Registered Nurses Association of Nova Scotia Centennial Award of Distinction and an Honorary Diploma from the Nova Scotia Community College.

presented by the Africentric Learning Institute in association with Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS), and the Health Association of African Canadians.

For more information please contact: PLANS@dal.ca