Professor Emeritus (Retired), School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. Born: Jamaica.
Professor Enid Collins is a pioneer in the field of nursing. She began her career in Jamaica before immigrating to Canada in the early 1960s. In Canada, she pursued undergraduate and graduate studies in nursing and education. Her work experience involved various specialties including Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Oncology and Community Health Nursing.
Prior to retiring from Ryerson University School of Nursing in 2001, Enid had worked in various facets of nursing education for over two decades. During this time, she served as a mentor and role model, particularly to students and colleagues from minority groups.
Affiliations: Registered Nursing Association of Ontario; International Nurses Interest Group; Hospital of the West Indies Nurses’ Association; Jamaica Community Association, women’s committee.
Other In her writing and research, Enid has focused on experiences of immigrant women; conducted a study of nurses’ complaints related to workplace discrimination; her doctoral thesis examined Career Mobility Among Immigrant Registered Nurses in Canada: Experiences of Caribbean Women. She collaborated with colleagues in writing and recently published, Working With Immigrant Women: Issues and Strategies for Mental Health Professionals (2008). Eds. Sepali Gurugue & Enid Collins (2008), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto.
Honours: Inclusion in Who’s Who in Black Canada (2nd edition, 2006); Professor Emeritus, Ryerson University (2001); Race & Ethnic Relations Leadership Award, North York City Council (1997).