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April 07, 2022
UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS DEAN OF COLLEGE OF NURSING MEETS WITH COUNTERPARTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Prof. Rowena Lei Escolar-Chua, Dean of the UST College of Nursing (second from right) and Consul General Maria Andrelita S. Austria (rightmost) meet with Ms. Sharmen Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (second from left) and Ms. Herraj Sandhu, KPU Graduate Nurse-Internationally Educated (GNIE) Program Chair.
LEFT Photo – (L-R) Deputy Consul General Arlene T. Magno, Consul General Austria, University of British Columbia Director of School of Nursing, Dr. Elizabeth M. Saewyc, and Prof. Chua pose for a photo opportunity after meeting at the Consulate. RIGHT Photo – Prof. Chua, DCG Magno and Consul Analyn D. Ratonel tour the simulation laboratory at the Douglas College after meeting with the Dean of Health Sciences, Dr. Pamela Cawley, Associate Dean Edith Kirkpatrick, and BSN Director Anna Helewka.
LEFT Photo – Prof. Chua and the Consulate team tour the 10-bed skills laboratory at the Thompson Rivers University. RIGHT Photo - Prof. Chua poses with Ms. Baihua Chadwick (center), Vice President International, Ms. Lori de Frias, Associate Director, International Training, TRU World (2nd from right), and Ms. Cindi Thompson (rightmost), Executive Assistant to the Vice President, with the Philippine flag flying alongside the Canadian and British Columbia flag in the background.
31 March 2022 – In line with the Credentials Recognition in Canada project by Philippine posts in Canada, the Philippine Consulate in General in Vancouver invited Professor Rowena Lei Escolar-Chua, Dean of the College of Nursing of the University of Santo Tomas to participate in the Nurses Convention organized by the Consulate on 25 March, and to meet with some of the educational institutions in British Columbia with accredited nursing programs. The UST is one of the few Philippine Centers of Excellence in nursing and one of six that the Consulate reached out to.
During her visit in Vancouver, Dean Chua was able to meet with her counterparts and the heads of the BSN programs of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, University of British Columbia, Douglas College, and Thompson Rivers University where she discussed ways through which the UST could help contribute to addressing the credentials recognition issue and nursing shortage in Canada, and explored possible cooperation on curriculum development, academic and faculty exchanges and research. The school officials were unanimous in expressing interest and willingness to collaborate and committed to continuing the dialogue with UST. END