Published: Aug. 8, 2017
Amy Wright has been named as one of the top 150 nurses in Canada by the Canadian Nurses Association. The CNA granted these awards in honour of Canada’s 150th year celebration.
Wright is a PhD student in the School of Nursing at McMaster. Her current research focuses on the health inequities experienced by Indigenous infants and their families in urban areas. You can read more about Wright on the CNA website.
“I am incredibly humbled and honoured to be included in the 150 nurses across Canada recognized by CNA,” Wright says. “I have been so fortunate to have amazing mentors and support from my family, numerous academic professors and my supervisor, Dr. Olive Wahoush, throughout my academic journey at McMaster University. My professors have modeled academic excellence and instilled in me a strong sense of social justice for our Indigenous patients and their families. I am so grateful to the Indigenous mothers who have graciously shared their stories with me to help improve health care delivery for Indigenous families in Canada. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the Graduate School of Nursing at McMaster University for their continued support of my studies, both through constant encouragement and financial support. I wouldn't be where I am today without such an amazing team of nurses and mentors supporting me.”
Dr. Wahoush is Wright’s thesis supervisor. “This is a wonderful recognition for this young researcher,” says Wahoush. “Amy is very committed to culturally appropriate research as the best way forward to achieve equitable outcomes for Indigenous mothers and their infants. Her research idea evolved from her experiences as a nurse in Saskatchewan. Her PhD progress is outstanding. We look forward to her continued success in this important work.”