Post CASN Council 2021 Report

Many Thanks from CASN Council 2021!21-Council-Thank-You-Merci

CASN held its 2021 Virtual Council Meeting over two days last month, from November 15-16, 2021. The event was chaired by CASN President, Linda Patrick, and Executive Director, Cynthia Baker, and saw many important resolutions passed. We were honored by an opening song and blessing from Grandmother Irene Compton of the Minwaashin Lodge. We heard important annual reports on the Association’s operations, strategic initiatives, finances, and accreditations. Our thanks to the panel presenters and speakers for raising important topics that affect nursing education, and to the attendees who took part in valuable discussion and shared their perspectives from across the country. The Council meeting concluded following the 2021/22 Election of CASN’s Board of DirectorsSpecial thanks to our event sponsors, and Pat Griffin virtual silent auction donors and participants who helped raise over $1,000 in support of nursing education research. Finally, we would like to thank the over 200 attendees,  for joining us virtually from all over the country, who helped make the 2021 CASN Council a success.

For a full recap of the event, please see the summary below.

Summary of Events

Day 1 Summary

Annual General Meeting

Call to Order

Words of Welcome, Announcements, and Indigenous Blessing

Adoption of Agenda

  • Adopted as written

Approval of Minutes, November 2020

Treasurer’s Report

  • Auditor’s Report was delivered and adopted as written

Awards and Nominations

  • Report from the Awards and Nominations Committee
  • Nominations for the Board of Directors and Committees

Appointment of the Auditor 2021/22 – Approved

Report from the President, Linda Patrick

Report from the Executive Director, Cynthia Baker

Cross-Country Check-Up

Closing Remarks



Awards Recognition Event


  • Nursing Education Excellence (Tenured) Award: Christina West, RN, PhD, University of Manitoba
  • Nursing Education Excellence (Non-tenured) Award: Madeleine Buck, RN, MSc(A), Ingram School of Nursing
  • Nursing Research Excellence Award: Roberta Woodgate, RN, PhD, University of Manitoba
  • Academic Administrative Excellence Award: Lorna Butler, PhD, University of New Brunswick
  • Wendy McBride Award for Accreditation Reviewer Excellence: Landa Terblanche, PhD, RN, Trinity Western University
  • Ethel Johns Award: Jane Tyerman, uOttawa
CNEI Fellows Induction

Fellows Inducted


Day 2 Summary

Graduate Studies Forum

Welcoming Remarks

Adoption of Agenda

  • Adopted as written

Approval of Minutes, 2020

  • Approved as circulated

Topic 1: Supporting graduate students to obtain tri-council funding


Topic 2: Mentorship of new graduate faculty supervisors


*View Forum Speaker Presentations (Council registrants with password access)


Undergraduate Forum

Topic 1: CNSA’s perspective on diversity and changing student culture


Topic 2: Increasing emphasis on the role of the baccalaureate prepared nurse in long-term care in the curriculum

*View Forum Speaker Presentations (Council registrants with password access)

Announcement of Elections Results

Closing Remarks


We hope to you see you at CASN’s 2022 Council Meeting!