Centenary Medal – Lynne Esson

Lynne Esson is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing.  She graduated from Vancouver Community College ( now Langara) in 1983 with a Diploma in Nursing.  After graduation she worked at St Paul’s Hospital, in general surgery and acquired extensive experience in the area of Adult Medical Surgical Nursing .  In 1988, she received her BSN from the University of Victoria.  Since 1988 she has taught in all years of the BSN program at UBC.   In her early days at UBC she was involved with Distance Education and Technology  as a tutor for the BSN Outreach Program and also  taught at the college level.  She has taught in the simulation lab, classroom and clinical settings.   She has been an active  member of the BC History of Nursing Society ( BCHONS) since 1995.   In 1999 she co-authored with Dr. Beverly DuGas and Sharon Ronaldson Nursing Foundations a Canadian Perspective (2nd).  She was presented by the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia an Award of Excellence in Nursing Education.   In 1999, she had  the opportunity to participate in UBC’s Partnership with the Guru Nanak College of Nursing and the Canada India Education Society .  Over the next six years she travelled and worked  in Punjab India  with students from our BSN program, which  was a genuine privilege.  Over her almost 30 years at UBC  she has  held many leadership positions, mentored countless new faculty and  contributed to the education of “to many to count” nursing students.   At the present time Lynne is teaching in the Undergraduate Program in a clinical course and holds the role as a Clinical Practice Faculty Lead.

On a more personal note, though not an Alum of UBC School of Nursing, I want to acknowledge all those who have been a part of my life journey.  Each of you have enhanced  my learning and growth, provided guidance, support, friendship and colleagueship, I am a better individual for having  had the occasion  to have shared my time with each of you.