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Memorable Manitobans: Christine Egan (c1946-2001)

Nurse, administrator.

Born at Hull, England around 1946, she graduated from the Hull School of Nursing in 1967. She immigrated to Canada and began nursing in Iqaluit and other communities in Nunavut. She received a PhD degree in Community Health Services from the University of Manitoba (1999). She was the Program Director of Research and Education for the Kivalliq Regional Health Board in Nunavut when she was killed on 11 September 2001 in the terrorist attack on the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The Dr. Christine Egan Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 for nursing students from Nunavut.

Sources:

“Christine Egan, 9/11 casualty remembered in Nunavut,” NunatsiaqOnline.

“9/11 Portraits in Grief: Christine and Michael Egan,” TheStar.

University of Manitoba-Faculty of Medicine-Community Health Sciences-Centre for Global Public Health-Dr. Christine Egan Memorial Scholarship (for Nunavut beneficiaries), University of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 30 October 2016

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