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Hope, Healing and Humanity: Global Nursing in Disasters and Crises

February 11 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Feb. 11: Every day Canadians are responding to disasters and crises around the world. West Kelowna nurse Rosalind Neis is one of those inspiring humanitarians. Join her at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) as she shares stories of hope, healing and humanity from her experiences as an aid worker with the Canadian Red Cross.

You’ll hear about her time in the operating room in Bangladesh, where she assisted people fleeing violence in Myanmar. She’ll also share stories from a remote village in Nepal where she helped people recover after the devastating 2015 earthquake. Learn about the successes and challenges of global nursing, what it takes to become an aid worker, and how to stay positive when responding to disasters and emergencies.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can also attend via webinar at: https://livestream.com/TRU/Nursing.

If you have any questions about the event or are needing help signing up for the webinar don’t hesitate to contact TRU Canadian Nursing Students’ Association [email protected]

More about Rosalind

Rosalind Neis works as an operating room nurse at various locations throughout British Columbia. In 2007 during incorporation, Rosalind was elected as the first mayor of West Kelowna and continues to be extremely involved in her local community. She is currently serving a term as city councillor for the City of West Kelowna.

Rosalind has been a medical aid worker with the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit (ERU) since 2012. In 2015, she spent five weeks in Dhunche, Nepal, where she worked at the Red Cross field hospital as an operating room nurse.

She is a nursing graduate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia.