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Bloomberg Nursing Week

National Nursing Week 2021

A Voice to Lead: A Vision for Future Health

May 10-16, 2021

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing invites you to join us for National Nursing Week as we celebrate the leadership and dedication of nurses everywhere. From the community to the classroom, the lab, ICU, and boardroom, nurses contribute to the health of communities in a multitude of ways.

Tune in to our week of events, featuring a panel on public health and community nursing, compassion fatigue workshop and yoga class!

We look forward to connecting with you online as we express our gratitude for the outstanding impact nurses have on the communities in which they work and live.

Show your #UofTNursing pride with some of our Bloomberg Nursing Week virtual backgrounds!

Online Nursing Week Events

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Lengthen. Strengthen. Connect. Yoga Class with U of T Fitness & Performance

Monday May 10, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Streaming live
Zoom details will be sent to registrants

Recharge with an invigorating yoga class focused on strength, flexibility, posture and mindfulness. Leave feeling calm, centered and refreshed — ready to conquer the rest of your day.

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For further details on University of Toronto Fitness & Performance visit their website and follow them on social media @uoftfandp

Feature Panel Discussion – Primary Care and Public Health Nursing: Collaborative Impact & Caring for the Community

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST
Streaming live
Zoom details will be sent to registrants

Three experts from Bloomberg Nursing at U of T share their knowledge and insights on their nurse-led projects supporting public health, including work on Covid-19 in schools, migrant health, Indigenous health, and the role nurses play in managing infectious disease outbreaks.

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Joanne Louis, Assistant Professor Teaching Stream

In the undergraduate program, Joanne Louis teaches primary health care and innovative ways to provide health care to marginalized populations. She strives to make the link between the clinical and academic aspects of health care delivery.

She is a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and has worked with populations who face barriers in accessing care, including victims of violence in Canada, Kenya and South Africa. She is interested in advancing nursing education globally and has practised in rural areas in Canada, Bangladesh, Dominica, Honduras, Nigeria and Guatemala.

Profile of Jean Wilson

Jean Wilson, Assistant Professor Teaching Stream

Jean Wilson is a graduate of the nursing program at Lakehead University and holds a MHSc in Community Health and Epidemiology from U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She also completed the Outpost Nursing Program at Dalhousie University. Jean practiced full time for several years in remote fly-in Indigenous communities in Nunavut and Northern Ontario (Sioux Lookout Region). She subsequently went through the grandfathering process with the first legislated Nurse Practitioners in Ontario.  Jean has worked with the St. Michael’s Hospital, Tuberculosis Disease Management Program and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) in the Field Epidemiology Program. She specialized in outbreak/pandemic investigation and communicable disease surveillance. She has supported disease surveillance for the Canadian Armed Forces and the PHAC Zoonoses division working with infectious diseases that transition from animal to humans and has been deployed on several national and international outbreak investigations. In 2006, Jean returned to primary health care NP practice in urban Indigenous health at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and in 2010, returned to Toronto, to introduce the NP role and practice with the St. Michael’s Hospital, Academic Family Health Team. In January 2020, Jean joined the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto as a full time Assistant Professor and enjoys teaching the NP Pathophysiology/Pharmacology, NP Roles and Issues and Global Health courses.

Profile of Vanessa Wright

Vanessa Wright, Adjunct Professor

Vanessa Wright is a Nurse Practitioner at Women’s College Hospital’s Crossroads Refugee Health Clinic. There, she and her team provide comprehensive medical services to newly-arrived refugees. She has also worked in a number of community health centres in Toronto and provided primary health care and emergency nursing care in medically under-serviced First Nation communities in Northern Ontario. Over the past ten years, Vanessa has supported the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in areas of nursing education, collaboration and advancement. Most recently, Vanessa has explored aspects of community engagement and collaborative partnerships between the health care sector and community organizations in COVID testing and vaccine provision in shelters and congregate settings. Her other professional experiences include working as a field nurse for Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan, Zambia, and India. Vanessa is an association member for Doctors Without Borders and a Subject Matter Expert on the CAMH Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project.

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Compassion Fatigue Workshop with Randi-Mae Stanford-Liebold

Thursday, May 13, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Streaming live
Zoom details will be sent to registrants

Learn about the reality of compassion fatigue as a health care professional and the importance of self-care. In this workshop, Randi-Mae Stanford-Leibold, Mindfulness and Self-Care Instructor, Counselor, Author, Workplace Wellness Consultant & motivational public speaker, will share some helpful tools you can take away and implement into your career.

The workshop will provide you with the following:
• Lecture: What is Compassion Fatigue? What are the signs and symptoms?
• Practical Tools: Mindfulness Tools & Self-Awareness Tools
• Discussion/ Q&A: an opportunity to ask questions and share your journey

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About Randi-Mae Stanford-Leibold

Profile of Randi-Mae Stanford-Leibold

Randi-Mae is a mindfulness and meditation teacher, speaker, counsellor, author, and wellness-facilitator. Randi-Mae is the founder of Inspired Journeys a consultancy that focuses on assisting individuals, organizations, and communities on their wellness, resiliency and mindfulness journey. She has been a counsellors for 11 years. She was a crisis counsellor for 6 years. She currently has a private counselling practice. She has been interviewed by CBC Radio where she shared her mindfulness journey. She has facilitated lectures, courses, and workshops for the following organizations: University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, York Regional Police Services, City of Toronto, York Region Public Health, Toronto Paramedic Services, York Region District School Board, Victim Services, and community based organizations. She has spoken and facilitated internationally at post-secondary institutions and organizations seeking to enrich their employees and students well-being. In 2019 Randi-Mae created Mindful Living Barbados 2019 a three day event that focused on creating a space for people living in Barbados and traveling to Barbados to have a mind, body and spirit experience that enriches their well-being. Her guided meditations can be found on Insight Timer. Randi-Mae is passionate about supporting individuals and communities on their wellness and healing journey

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