Mourning the loss of Ola Lunyk-Child
Oct 8, 2020
Photo above: Ola Lunyk-Child
It is with great sadness that the School of Nursing announces the passing of retired assistant professor Ola Lunyk-Child on October 6 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Ola Lunyk-Child joined the school in 1988 and retired July 1st, 2017. She held a variety of roles in the undergraduate nursing program including Level 1 chair, coordinator of studies, and chair of admissions. Ola taught across all levels of the program in both theoretical and clinical courses and contributed to curriculum development and program evaluation.
“Ola’s lasting impact on nursing students, her colleagues, and staff in the School of Nursing during her 25-year tenure in the school will not be forgotten. She embodied the values of our school and the nursing profession. Ola’s contributions across teaching, research, mentorship and administration influenced a generation of nurses who are now in practice,” says Dr. Sandra Carroll, vice-dean, Health Sciences & executive director, School of Nursing.
Lynda Bentley-Poole, assistant professor, was a close friend and colleague. “Ola has left a legacy of caring and compassion towards others, both personally and professionally. What a wonderful gift to leave for all of us who had the privilege of knowing her," says Bentley-Poole.
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