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Commentary on Joyce Echaquan

Oct 14, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff in the School of Nursing:

Recent media coverage from a Quebec hospital where blatant racism that may not always be visible to the public was made extremely visible by the patient herself—Joyce Echaquan.

As educators preparing the next generation of professional nurses, our responsibility and actions cannot waver. We must continue to move forward.

To quote Dr. Bernice Downey, “One small activity can make a difference and influence others to think, feel and be the change.”  

I would like to thank Dr. Downey for her leadership and influencing our change. We have more work to do.  Please read her commentary here: Commentary on Joyce Echaquan: Call for Institutional and Individual Allyship and Action By Bernice Downey, Indigenous Health Lead, Faculty of Health Sciences


Dr. Sandra L. Carroll
​Vice-Dean, Health Sciences & Executive Director, School of Nursing

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