(Phyllis) Diane Scott

(Phyllis) Diane Scott makes a bid for a new building

(Phyllis) Diane Scott

  • Date of Birth: 1940, Toronto, Ontario
  • Date of Death: September 15th, 2018, Abbotsford, British Columbia 
  • Accomplishments related to: Innovation, Development, Education, Distance Education, Community Activism 
  • Major Affiliations: Confederation College, Child and Family Services, Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Canadian Mental Health Association - Thunder Bay branch 

Diane Scott was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1940 and in 1962, Scott received a BSc in Nursing from the University of Toronto. In 1994, she furthered her education and received her Masters of Education from the University of Central Michigan.1

After her graduation, Diane was an educator at Lakehead University and Confederation College, where she taught various subjects, including psychiatric nursing.2 Through her work at Confederation College, she held many positions, including Director of Curricular Design and Development, Director of Community Education Programs, and Director International. 3 She also was an educator at Lakehead University’s School of Nursing in Obstetrics and Community Nursing.

Diane's contributions include the development and delivery of distance and online education training, including making these programs accessible in the City of Thunder Bay and remote and Northern communities. An example of this is in the paramedic and emergency services sector where low staffing meant personnel training was difficult. Her innovations in access to distance learning spread worldwide, and she would promote those efforts in places such as Colombia, India, China, and Ghana. 

She also had an impact outside of the education sector and was instrumental in various community development projects. One accomplishment of Diane's was her work in receiving funds to create and build the Thunder Bay Health Unit, while she also served as Board Member for the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, the Thunder Bay District Family and Children’s Services, and the Thunder Bay branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

On September 15th, 2018, Diane passed away in Abbotsford, British Columbia, but people still remember her legacy and accomplishments around the world.  


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