Centenary Medal – Wendy Hall

Dr. Wendy Hall is a Professor Emeritus who served for more than 30 years as a School of Nursing faculty member. She provided leadership within our School as Associate Director, Graduate Programs; across the University as Associate Dean, Program Development and Evaluation, for the Faculty of Graduate Studies; and, in 2018, as Senior Advisor, Graduate Studies, for the Dean of Applied Science. In the School of Nursing, she has not only led curriculum changes, taught graduate courses, and supported improved supervision of graduate students but also taught and led maternity and research courses in the undergraduate program. Wendy represented the Faculty of Applied Science on UBC Senate for 6 years and for 12 years was an Associate Member of the Department of Family Practice. She has successfully supervised and mentored 36 masters’ theses and/or major papers, and 5 PhD dissertations. Wendy received 11 teaching awards, including the two Killam Teaching Prizes and the Excellence Awards in Nursing Education from both the Registered Nurses Association of BC and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). She also received the CRNBC Award of Excellence in Nursing Research. Her research program focuses on families’ transition to parenting, including childbirth and infant sleep. She has secured more than $4 million in research funding and engaged in international projects in Australia, Brazil, and Israel. With over 100 peer-reviewed publications, Wendy has widely influenced health care practice. She co-authored the Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine on recommended pediatric sleep durations.

Wendy received her BN from the University of Manitoba, her MSN from UBC, and her PhD from the University of Manchester.