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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Elder Hart (1907-2008)

Nursing educator.

Born in Winnipeg on 11 June 1907, she was educated at the Winnipeg General Hospital and Columbia University. She devoted her professional life to public health nursing and nursing education at the University of Manitoba where she served as Director of the School of Nursing from 1948 to 1972. She was one of the first nurses in Canada to get a doctoral degree in nursing. She was President of the Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing from 1966 to 1968. She received the Canadian Centennial Medal, the Manitoba Centennial Medal, and the Ethel Johns Award from CASN. She died at Ottawa, Ontario on 2 April 2008.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2016

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