Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 14(2) May 2001 : 27-28.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2001.19121

Profile of a Leader: Labour Relations Pioneer: Alice Lillian Wright (1894 - 2000)

Sheila J. Rankin Zerr and Glennis Zilm


Alice Wright, who died in March 2000 at age 105 years, was one of Canadian nursing's pioneers in labor relations for nurses. The Registrar and Executive Director of the Registered Nurses Association of B.C. from 1943 to 1960, she was named an Honorary Member of the Canadian Nurses Association in 1962, just one of the honors for her pioneering labor relations work, her contributions to improvements in standards of nursing education, and her many professional contributions nationally and internationally.

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