Conference Date: November 3, 2017
The Westin Hotel, Edmonton, AB
More information to follow.
Dr. Margaret Scott Wright's achievements qualify her to be a citizen of the
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
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