School of Nursing & Midwifery

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School of Nursing and Midwifery's Commitment to Action on Systemic Racism

This Anti-Racism Statement was developed by the RN Educators Group which includes leaders of the Faculties, Schools and Departments of Nursing in the Province of Alberta, along with the Colleges offering the Practical Nurse Diploma program. The School of Nursing and Midwifery participated as a member of this group and supports this statement.

Faculty of Health, Community and Education's Commitment to Action on Systemic Racism

Recent events have called to attention the impact of oppression, injustice and inequities on Black communities.

The Faculty of Health, Community and Education’s (HCE) strategic plan 2019–24 is based on Ani to pisi — the spider web (Blackfoot). One of our goals is promoting a healthy community with an intention to support diversity and inclusion of all people, including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ communities and all those suffering at the hands of systemic racism. 

As leaders of HCE, we acknowledge that we have not done enough and we are committed to working with the HCE community to do more. We turned to our Espoom Tah Elder Roy Bear Chief to share his wisdom and perspective on what’s happening and our role in creating a world that respects all

Elizabeth Van Den Kerkhof
Director, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Stephen Price
Dean, Faculty of Health, Community and Education


I am the Espoom tah for the Faculty of Health, Community and Education. I would like to include my thoughts on Black Lives Matter through my Blackfoot worldview and lenses.

According to the Blackfoot creation story of Ani to pisi which is the “spider web”, vibrations within the web indicates that there is a problem and we must attend to the vibration as it is our duty to go and help. A major vibration has occurred and it has brought global attention to the vibration. People have responded in droves. But after the dust settles, how do we sustain the momentum and harness the energy generated from all this response? How do we go from misunderstood to understood to understand and continue to push forward in addressing racism as well as colonialism. One is embedded in the other. A major global challenge that should have been undertaken years and years ago. Never too late. If we look at each other as being one and leaving out the colour of our skins will certainly lead to the belief that we are all related even with the plants, animals, and our environment as a whole.

Leroy Little Bear’s words sums it up best:

If everything is animate.
Then everything has spirit and knowledge.
If everything has spirit and knowledge.
Then all are like me.
If all are like me.
Then all are my relations.

Iika nai kso ko watsi yopa, in other words, “we are all related”. Let us not forget that. Thank you and God bless.

Espoom Tah Elder Roy Bear Chief

School of Nursing and Midwifery

A leader in innovative teaching strategies and outstanding practical instruction, Mount Royal University's School of Nursing and Midwifery will prepare you to make a difference in the health and well-being of Canadians.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers the following programs, Bachelor of MidwiferyBachelor of NursingAdvanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing post-diploma certificate and Bridge to Canadian Nursing certificate.

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Paula Price

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Two special announcements made by Premier Rachel Notley

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Noelle Antonsen presented Belcourt Brousseau Métis Award

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Going above and beyond to make the most of a MRU education


Future midwife wins award

Heather Morrison receives $40,000 to start Midwifery at MRU


Alumna becomes Nursing Director in Laos

From Mount Royal to Lao Friends Hospital for Children


Dona Job receives UNA award

MRU Nursing student receives UNA scholarship


Meet the Midwife

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Dominican Republic field school

Dominican Republic field school partners visit the MRU campus.


Midwifery student receives Library Award

Chandra Martini recognized for impressive midwifery research


Midwifery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Wendy Wood recounts her experience teaching midwifery skills in Ethiopia


Into the wilderness

Bachelor of Midwifery student Elizabeth Finn recounts her adventure as part of the first B.Mid class at MRU.