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Best wishes on two faculty retirements

Jun 2, 2021

Dr. Jenny Ploeg and Dr. Jennifer Skelly

Dr. Jenny Ploeg and Dr. Jennifer Skelly, two of the School of Nursing’s longest-serving faculty members, are retiring in June.  

Ploeg began with the School of Nursing in 1988 as a clinical lecturer. She is a full professor, a graduate faculty member, and an associate member of the Department of Health, Aging, and Society. Since 2013 she has been the co-Scientific Director of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, with a research focus on promoting optimal aging for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their caregivers.  She has been a research mentor for many graduate and undergraduate trainees.  

Skelly joined the School of Nursing in 1987 as a clinical lecturer. She is a tenured associate professor and a graduate faculty member. She was the assistant dean of the Graduate Nursing Program 2011-2016. She was cross appointed to St. Joseph’s Hospital from 1994 to 2019 where she was the director of the Continence Program and maintained an active clinical practice two days a week. In 1997, she established the Nurse Continence Advisor certificate program and in 2000, she founded the Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors Association. In 2019 she developed an online undergraduate nursing elective course called Concepts of Continence Care.  

The school is hosting a virtual retirement celebration on June 9.

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