BASc '50, MSN '82
Shelagh Smith, a double alumna of the UBC School of Nursing, has made many generous commitments to the school over her career and life. In addition to supporting a variety of scholarships and funds, she established the Shelagh J. Smith Award for Mature Students in Nursing in 2014. This award ensures that undergraduate students who must balance their intensive, rigorous studies with work, volunteer commitments and family responsibilities need not compromise their academic excellence due to financial need.
In 1982, Shelagh returned to complete her MSN more than 30 years after receiving her BSN. Following her master’s degree, Shelagh continued her close connection with the School by serving as a senior nursing instructor for many years, and currently remains a highly engaged alumna and emerita. Shelagh, an active participant at a variety of UBC and School of Nursing events and activities, also shares the meaningful visits and conversations she enjoys with the student recipients of her award. Her commitment to nursing students is ongoing, important and deeply appreciated by UBC.