Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc reappointed Director, School of Nursing

May 12, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, has been reappointed as Director of the UBC School of Nursing. Her new five-year term will begin on July 1, 2022.

Under Dr. Saewyc’s leadership, the school has grown significantly in size and prominence over the past five years. Tied for first place in Maclean’s magazine’s 2022 ranking of Canadian nursing programs and named by QS World University Rankings as one of the top 25 nursing schools worldwide, UBC Nursing has doubled its nurse practitioner program and seen a marked rise in application numbers. With the BC government’s recent commitment to add new nursing seats at UBC and other post-secondary nursing programs, the school is set to continue its expansion and enable the province to better meet British Columbians’ health care needs.

Please visit the Faculty of Applied Science website to read the full announcement.