Jeanne Mance Award
The biennial Jeanne Mance Award was instituted by the Canadian Nurses Association in 1971 to honour a nurse or nurses who have made significant and innovative contributions to the health of Canadians.
Gail Donner, RN, PhD; awarded 2010. Dr. Donner, Professor Emerita and former Dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (1999-2001) now consults on career development, health policy and nursing administration. Her research focused on nursing education and leadership.
Linda-Lee O’Brien-Pallas, RN, PhD, FCAHS; awarded 2006. Dr. O’Brien-Pallas is Professor Emerita of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Dr. O’Brien-Pallas’s research has made important contributions in the areas of nursing health, human resources and the quality of nursing worklife.
Dorothy Pringle, RN, PhD, FCAHS; awarded 2000. Dr. Pringle, Professor Emerita and former Dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (1988-1999), has had an outstanding research career, and her achievements and contributions have been recognized with the Order of Canada as well as honorary degrees from universities in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec.
Janet Rush, RN, PhD; awarded 2002 [photo unavailable]. Dr. Rush completed her PhD in Nursing Science here at the University of Toronto in 1999. She is currently Vice-President, Awards and Scholarships, with the Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario.
E. Louise Miner (deceased); awarded 1994 [photo unavailable]. Ms Miner received her Diploma Public in Health Nursing from the University of Toronto. Her distinguished career focused on public health, with terms with the executive of the Saskatchewan Public Health Association and the Canadian Public Health Association.
Florence Emory, Professor Emerita (deceased); awarded 1984 [photo unavailable]. Ms. Emory joined the University of Public Health Nursing, which later became the School of Nursing in 1933. She worked to develop a degree course in nursing and in 1938 was appointed Associate Director, becoming a Full Professor in 1953.
Verna Huffman Splane, (deceased January 2015); Diploma in Public Health Nursing (University of Toronto) 1939, PhD (Hons) 2007; awarded 1982 [photo unavailable]. Dr. Splane’s career was far-ranging, including conducting the largest ever study of senior nursing positions in over 50 countries, and working with the World Health Organization.