CASN Salutes the life of Dr. Helen Glass O.C., O.M., Ed.D., L.L.D. (Hon)., D.Sc. (Hon)

Officer of the Order of Canada, recipient Dr. Helen Glass has passed away. Nursing Education has lost one of its true trailblazers…


  • Masters and Doctorate in Education from Colombia University in New York City.
  • Officer of the Order of Canada (1988).
  • Order of Manitoba (2008).
  • Queen’s Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals.
  • Professor Emerita in 1989 following her retirement from the University of Manitoba.
  • Held honorary doctorates from McGill University (1995), Université de Montreal (1993), St. Francis Xavier University (1991), The University of Western Ontario (1986) and Memorial University of Newfoundland (1983).
  • Her many other honours included; the Peter D. Curry Chancellor’s Award from the University of Manitoba (1993), the Jeanne Mance Award from the Canadian Nurses Association (1992), The Mary Tolle Wright Leadership Founders’ Award from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing (1989), the Louise McManus Medal for distinguished and meritorious service from Columbia University Nursing Education Alumni (1984), and the YWCA Woman of the Year Award for Education (1979).
  • In 1999, a new building on the University of Manitoba campus was named in her honour as the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing.
  • In 2013, she was presented with the Centennial Award from the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, effectively making her the “nurse of the century.”

“…a lifetime of teaching others how to care.”


Remembering Helen Glass