The Mary N. Francis Fellowship in Nursing Science

Donor Story:

Established by the Francis family including Gordon Francis, M.D. 1974, and Eleanor Rivoire, B.NSc. 1975, MSc 1983, their brothers, Leslie, Kelvin and Alistair Francis, and other extended family members and friends. The Francis Fellowship is established in memory of Mary N. Francis (nee Leslie; born 1923, deceased 2009) trained at the Dundee Infirmary in Scotland as a nurse and midwife during WWII, and quickly became a clinical leader (Sister) in the operating room. Typical to the time, she concluded her nursing career after marrying, starting a young family and moving to Canada. She redirected her nursing skills to rearing her five children. Her background in health sciences inspired two of her children to pursue education in health sciences, both attending Queen’s University with one graduating in Medicine (’74) and the other Nursing Science (’75).

Award Description:

Established by Gordon Francis and Eleanor Rivoire in memory of their mother Mary N. Francis. Awarded to Master of Nursing Science students or PhD students in Nursing Science in the School of Graduate Studies.