St. Paul's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association
From the first five graduates on September 21, 1911 to the time when the School of Nursing closed its doors in 1969 there have been 2,057 graduates who can proudly claim St. Paul's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association membership. The St. Paul's Hospital (SPH) School of Nursing Alumni Association was formally organized by Mrs. Constance Wait (Meddens '20) in 1925. All graduates are eligible for membership.
Meetings and Communication
The Saskatoon headquarters of the Alumni Association manages the affairs of the Association and holds the following meetings: three general meetings, an Annual General Meeting/Luncheon usually held on the second Monday in May, a General Meeting and Brunch normally held on the third Sunday in September, and a Christmas Dinner Meeting normally held on the second Monday in December.
Saskatoon Alumni offer an Honor Guard at funerals of their members residing in the city and physicians or non-alumni nurses who have devoted years of service to St. Paul's Hospital. Choirs have been formed to participate in various special hospital and Alumni events.
The Alumni association offers annual Scholarships to Alumni Members' children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing or a graduate degree in nursing or in a related or complementary discipline. We encourage all who meet the criteria to apply, and we will work to provide as much support as we can.
Alumni have worked hard to maintain archival records of the history and legacy of the School of Nursing, as can be evidenced through the wonderful School of Nursing display cases at St. Paul's Hospital (Second Floor, A Wing). Alumni have provided photos for many of St. Paul's Hospital publications and murals. If you would like to use or are interested in knowing more about the School of Nursing Archives, please Contact Us .
Aims of the SPH School of Nursing Alumni Association
- To promote social interest and fellowship among members
Alumni Association and St. Paul's Hospital Foundation
In 1991, the School of Nursing Alumni helped to create a significant endowment fund at St. Paul's Hospital Foundation ? the Saint Marguerite d'Youville Endowment Fund. That fund continues to be stewarded by St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. Together with other donors, contributions to this endowment provide professional development and scholarship support for St. Paul's Hospital and Saskatoon Health Region employees.
have participated in various projects with St. Paul's Hospital and the
School of Nursing when it existed. At one time they were a major source
of volunteers for the Gift Shop that the Alumni Association established
and operated at St. Paul's Hospital. Gift Shop proceeds continue to
support St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. Some Alumni still serve as
volunteers at the hospital, at the Foundation and in the Gift Shop,
which is now operated by the Foundation.