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Revealing the Invisible: Reflections on making a difference

Published: February 5, 2007
Stephen Lewis, McMaster University's Social Sciences Scholar-in-Residence

Raising public consciousness of difficult issues and moving them onto the public agenda is the topic of a lecture by Stephen Lewis this week.

The politician, diplomat and international envoy for humanitarian efforts will talk about this challenge at a special lecture at Liuna Station on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of McMaster University’s School of Nursing.  Following the lecture, there will be a panel discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.

Panellists include:

  • Dr. Andrea Baumann, associate vice-president, Health Sciences International, McMaster University and co-director of the university’s Nursing Health Services Research Unit. She will talk about empowering women, using as examples her experience in international projects with women in Pakistan and Sharjah, as well as her research findings about working conditions for nurses.
  • Carolyn Milne, CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation, has been heavily involved in poverty reduction initiatives in Hamilton. She will speak about her role in making poverty in our community visible and preventing and reducing poverty.
  • Patricia Morden, Chief Executive Coach, Shalom Village, long-term care and apartment facility in Hamilton. She has been actively involved in initiatives to improve quality of life for older members of our community and will speak about her role in making the needs of the vulnerable elderly front and centre in planning for this growing population.

The Reid –Greenaway fund supporting this lecture recognizes the individual and collaborative contributions of Alma Reid, director of the school of nursing from 1949-1970, and Florence Greenaway, the associate director of the school of nursing from 1952-1968. The purpose of the fund is to enhance faculty development, particularly in community health nursing.

Lecture/Panel Discussion:  2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Reception:                               4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

There is no charge for the lecture, however registration is appreciated. 

To register go to, call 905-525-9140, ext. 22407, or email

All are welcome to attend.

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