National honour for Dean of Nursing

By Dale Johnson Posted: September 23, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Nursing Dean Dr. david Gregory is being recognized for the promotion of health science.
Nursing Dean Dr. david Gregory is being recognized for the promotion of health science. Photo courtesy of U or R Photography.

The University of Regina’s Dean of Nursing has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic health science.

“I was surprised – and then delighted to learn of this honour. It will be a real privilege to serve as a Fellow in the Academy,” says Dr. david Gregory, who was honoured recently at a ceremony in Ottawa.

“I look forward to working with an amazing cadre of experts and leaders who are committed to advancing the health and well-being of Canadians, of patients, and of the health care system,” says Dean Gregory.

During his career, Dr. Gregory has worked to promote the education of Aboriginal nurses at the provincial and national levels. He has also worked to foster the establishment and provision of primary health care within Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and across Canada.

“As a Fellow, I take great pride in the fact that I am a professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Regina. Saskatchewan has an illustrious history of leading the way with respect to health care – including the birth of universal health care coverage for Canadians.”

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) works in partnership with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering to form the three Member Academies of the Council of Canadian Academies.  The Academy recognizes the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health.

The University of Regina has just one other Fellow in the CAHS, Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos in Psychology.

“I am most greatful for the opportunity to bring the sum total of my experiences (nursing, research, and scholarship) and health-related knowledge to the Academy table. This is a chance for me to ‘give back’ to Canadians for all of the support and opportunities accorded to me during my career,” Dr. Gregory says.