Margaret Scott Wright

Conference DateNovember 3, 2017
Conference Location:  The Westin Hotel

Keynote Speaker
Barbara Pesut, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Have you ever wondered what your colleagues, their students and research teams are currently focusing on in their research endeavours to further nursing and health knowledge? Here is your opportunity! We are ready to receive research abstracts and registrations for an exciting and inspiring 31st Annual Margaret Scott Wright (MSW) Research Day, co-led by the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing and the Mu Sigma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing. Additional co-sponsors include MacEwan University and Alberta Health Services. The goal of the 2017 MSW planning committee is to maximize opportunities for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and clinicians in our community and beyond to showcase their research and be inspired by others and their research. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations on a wide variety of health related topics are welcome; there will be approximately 50 oral and 40 poster presentations. We especially encourage first time presenters to engage in this supportive, engaging, and encouraging environment. Oral presentations will feature completed research while poster presentations will include completed research, as well as research in progress and proposed. The keynote speaker, Dr. Barbara Pesut, and the closing panel presentation will focus on the conference theme "Research and Inspiration".  These speakers will offer opportunities for participants to ponder the following questions: "who or what inspires me and my research?"; "how does my research inspire others?"; "who or what will inspire future research?". Please submit an abstract now and encourage others to do the same! 
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Who is Margaret Scott Wright?

Dr. Margaret Scott Wright's achievements qualify her to be a citizen of the world.

Dr. Wright completed a graduate degree in art history at the University of Edinburgh. Following this, she enrolled at St George's Hospital of Nursing in London, England where she achieved her certification in midwifery. She graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Social Medicine and she obtained a Post Graduate World Health Organization Diploma in Medical Services Administration from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

Early in her career Dr. Wright was recognized for her leadership, organizational and research abilities. Her appointments included Director and Professor of Nursing Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Dr. Wright's expertise in nursing has been recognized around the world. She held temporary appointments with the World Health Organization in Finland, Geneva, Copenhagen, Poland, Berne, Washington, DC and The Hague. In addition, she held numerous offices, served on various committees, written and published papers and conducted research across several continents. Her own excellent work in research, combined with her persistent and unswerving ability to instil respect for the profession of nursing serves to confirm her commitment to practice, scholarship and research of nursing as a profession.

Dr. Wright passed away in March 2008. The Margaret Scott Wright Research Day honours a nurse, a scholar, a researcher and a model leader in twenty-first century nursing.