Doctor of Letters
(honoris causa) DLitt
Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré is one of Canada’s most widely respected nurse leaders with 43 years of dedicated service to the nursing profession. Prior to retirement, Dr. Ferguson-Paré worked asVice-President, Professional Affairs and Chief Nurse Executive at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto. During the SARS outbreak, she served as a member of the Clinical Advisory Team for the provincial health ministry and was later appointed to the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health. She is one of the foundational architects for Nipissing University’s innovative Scholar Practitioner Program. Dr. Ferguson-Paré is a Member of the Order of Canada and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.
Dr. Ferguson-Paré received the honorary degree, Doctor of Letters on June 13, 2014.