The event saw the unveiling of newly-installed and long-awaited donor recognition signage displaying the official renaming of the ISoN Learning Laboratories to the Satoko Shibata Clinical Nursing Laboratories, named after the wife of Mr. Richard Ingram, and acknowledging the major donations of Mr. and Mrs. Ingram (Newton Foundation) and Mr. Marchand (Doggone Foundation). The event was also held in public celebration of the ISoN move from Wilson Hall to 680 Sherbrooke.
The evening began with remarks by Associate Dean and ISoN Director Dr. Anita Gagnon and Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Dr. David Eidelman, acknowledging the major contributions of ISoN steadfast supporters, Mr. and Mrs. Ingram, in joint generosity with Mr. Paul Marchand and the Doggone Foundation.
Mr. and Mrs. Ingram and Mr. Paul Marchand each said a few words, sharing personal stories of why they support nursing, and how nurses have affected their lives. Remarks were followed by guided tours of the Satoko Shibata Clinical Nursing Laboratories, with simulation activities and video.
The evening ended with a celebratory reception with ISoN faculty, staff, donors and supporters, and by all accounts, a lovely evening was had by all who attended.
Photos by Egan/Dufour