Gail Beverly Bishop (BSN ’67, MSN ’81)

Gail Bishop, former nurse educator at the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing, died on February 15, 2008. Gail grew up in Toronto and earned her RN diploma from Toronto Western Hospital in 1961. She subsequently moved to British Columbia, earning her BSN and MSN from the UBC School of Nursing in 1967 and 1981 respectively. During the era of the collaborative VGH/UBC program, Gail served as the Director at the VGH site. After a successful five year period of collaboration, the Vancouver General Hospital decided in 1984 to withdraw its funding for nursing education. When the final cohort of students from that collaboration graduated in 1989, Gail stepped down from that position and her formal relationship with the School. However, she remained in close contact with us as a “Friend of the School of Nursing,” and attended a number of events over the years. Throughout her career in BC, Gail was known as a dedicated caregiver and educator.The UBC School of Nursing benefitted greatly from its relationship with Gail and is proud to have had her on our team.