October 1, 2019
UBC nursing professor Annette Browne has been elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health science community.
The fellowship recognizes a record of substantial accomplishment in academic health science, including demonstrated leadership and creativity and a commitment to advance the discipline.
Along with two other UBC professors — Kenneth Craig, professor emeritus of psychology, and Linda Li, professor of physical therapy — Browne was inducted into the academy at a ceremony held in Ottawa on September 19, 2019.
Browne’s full citation reads:
Dr. Annette Browne is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar at the School of Nursing. A renowned Canadian leader and advocate for quality care for Indigenous and non‐Indigenous peoples, her research is transforming care for people most impacted by health inequities, including racism, discrimination and stigma. Partnerships with Indigenous leaders and healthcare agencies are foundational to her research program, resulting in the development of ground‐breaking strategies that are directly impacting initiatives and policies to improve healthcare and health outcomes. As author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and editor of a leading nursing textbook, her publications on evidence‐based strategies for fostering health equity are influencing researchers, policymakers, and clinicians across Canada and internationally.