Tree Canada and FedEx Express Canada announced the winners of their Green Schools, Green Futures Award this past June. This national award was created to recognize and reward Canadian schools for their efforts in the area of environmental sustainability.
The national winner is Herb Campbell Public School, Caledon, Ontario.
On Campus News, the official newspaper of the University of Saskatchewan, launched the OCN online news centre this July.
“With news being generated from all corners of campus, we’ve talked for some time about how we could bring all of it together in a one-stop shop where our stories can be told in a more immediate way than through a bi-weekly newspaper,” said Colleen MacPherson, editor of On Campus News.
Mount Royal University in Calgary is offering a new degree, a Bachelor of Midwifery. Offered through its Department of Advanced Specialty Health Studies. The Midwifery program is designed to prepare students for administering primary care during and after childbirth in the case of low-risk pregnancies.
Despite the fact that nurse practitioners are becoming increasingly important in the Canadian health care landscape, the graduation numbers don’t reflect this.
By Trevor Graumann
Nurse practitioners are becoming an ever more important, yet still largely invisible, development in Canadian medical care. Their advent opens up new dimensions in nursing careers for those who have an interest in expanding their nursing options
The purpose of nurse practitioners is to relieve doctors of some of the more routine aspects of their work, but nurse practitioners have a surprising number of responsibilities and duties. They can treat and even diagnose under the supervision of a doctor. They can prescribe all but narcotic drugs. They can even perform minor surgeries.