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ASSOCIATION of HEALTH SCIENCES ARCHIVES and MUSEUMS OF NS


HISTORY
 

The Association of Health Sciences Archives & Museums of Nova Scotia evolved from a committee of the VG School of Nursing Alumni, titled “Save the Archives” and was chaired by Gloria Stephens. This committee started in September 2009 and began formulating plans to find a ‘home’ for the VG Nurses Archives which is housed in the Bethune building. The committee consisted of Joyce Baxter, Maxine Young, Iris Shea, Madeleine McNeil and Barbara Way.

In Sept. of 2010, Dr. Ed Kinley joined the committee followed by Dr. Allan Marble. As the committee progressed a Business Plan was submitted to Dr. Tom Marrie, Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University, asking for space in the proposed Interprofessional Education building.

At this point the committee name changed to AHSAMNS and a Steering committee formed with Dr. Ed Kinley as chair. The committee consisted of two representatives of the three Founding members:
VG School of Nursing Alumni: Iris Shea RN retired, Gloria Stephens, President Alumni RN retired.
Medical History Society: Dr. Allan Marble chair Medical History Society, Dr. Carl Abbott & Capital Health: Dr .Ed Kinley chair of the Board of Capital Health, & Brian Leblanc.

In April, 2011 the name of the organization was registered with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies. Charity status was received from Canada Revenue Agency April1, 2012. The committee continues to search for space to enable the organization to complete the mandate and the objectives as stated in the bylaws.
 
THE MANDATE

 “To preserve the history of health sciences in Nova Scotia and to secure space for artifacts and archival records  already gathered, such as the VG School of Nursing Alumni/Archives” and the “Medical Historical Society”. The preservation will be made through nostalgic memories, writings and viewing medical antiques of the past.

 
THE OBJECTIVES
The Association will:
 
* share a common space
 
catalogue and classify artifacts, fonds & documents
 
communicate to members on the preservation & display of their materials
 

be a resource for researchers

 
provide a central cataloging of museum and archival materials in NS
 
undertake educationally-focused activities
 
provide access to tangible amenities to benefit the public
 
establish historical record of events in the evolution and growth of the health sciences in NS
 
 
THE EXECUTIVE & BOARD
 
  President - Gloria Stephens
 
Secretary - Mary MacCara
 
Treasurer - Dr. Carl Abbott
 
Past Chair and a Founding Member - Dr. Ed Kinley
 
 Directors -
Rosemary Barbour
Doug Chaytor
Charlene Day
Barbara Keddy
Penny Logan
Peter MacDougall

     Allan Marble

                Sonia Salisbury          

      Iris Shea
   

                            

                                              

Past Directors

Alex Gillis

Peter Twohig

Jock Murray
   Oskar Sykora 

    Sandra Bauld   

                                         

 

  

MEMBERSHIP is open to:
Anyone interested in promoting the objectives of the Association. Members will be ‘at-large’ but if and when necessary may be chair of a specific committee or serve on the board and hold an executive position.
 
 
DUES
Individual members-$20.00 Group members- $50.00
 
 
BYLAWS
The bylaws for AHSAMNS were developed March, 2011
 
 
MOTTO
 


 
“Connect the Past to the Future”


LOGO INTERPRETATION
The overall logo represents health, science, medicine & nursing.
Wings & serpent– medicine & nursing ‘into the future’ reflects the motto
“connect the past to the future”
Figure inside the small circle- the science symbol
The small circle - the circle of the past
to the future; circle of life
Red- for medicine, power, passionate for saving history
Blue-for nursing, harmony, technology, peace
Yellow- for hope, optimism



Contact
President – Gloria Stephens
2565 Roosevelt Drive
Halifax, NS
B3L 3H9
gloria.stephens@ns.sympatico.ca












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