Fyvie Young

“Fyvie graduated from The Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing and from UBC in 1931 … In 1933 Fyvie was a public health nurse at the Cowichan Health Unit on Vancouver Island and a year later was promoted to supervisor. She was awarded a fellowship by the Rockefeller Foundation and attended Teacher’s College, Columbia University where she received a Master of Arts Degree. Following graduation, she was appointed secretary of the Division on Maternal and Child Hygiene by the Board of Governors, Canadian Welfare Council. In 1937, she returned to UBC where she joined Director of the School Mabel Gray
and faculty member Margaret Kerr to teach the course Practice of Public Health Nursing. The school had received a three-year Rockefeller Foundation grant which enabled the hiring of a well-qualified supervisor to visit all the field work agencies to assist them in planning student field work. Fyvie remained on faculty until 1940.” On the UBC School of Nursing Alumni Stories page, http://www.nursing.ubc.ca/Alumni/Stories/AlumniStories.aspx?id=11.


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  1. Fyvie Young married Dr. Harold Harcourt Heal ( a dentist) She retired from nursing, lived in Vancouver on Devonshire Crescent and raised 4 children. Eventually they moved to Oliver in the Southern Okanagan.

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