Linda Ferguson, a professor in the College of Nursing, has been elected to represent the General Academic Assembly on the university’s Board of Governors for a three-year term that begins July 1.
Ferguson earned her nursing degree from the U of S in 1969 and went on to acquire a post-graduate diploma in continuing education from the College of Education in 1979, a MN in 1990 and a PhD in nursing from the University of Alberta in 2006. She joined the College of Nursing as an assistant professor in 1990 after a successful career teaching at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST).
The new board member worked extensively in the field of faculty development in the college and has taught educational methods courses at the undergraduate (nursing and physical therapy), post-registration, master’s and doctoral levels for the past 20 years. Her research has focused on the nursing education strategies of mentorship and preceptorship, teaching excellence, interprofessional education, and the process of developing clinical judgment in nursing practice.
Currently the director of the Centre for the Advancement of the Study of Nursing Education and Interprofessional Education in the college, Ferguson has been involved in university governance since 1998, having been elected to Council for four terms. She has been a member of the Planning Committee, Scholarships and Awards Committee, Instructional Development Committee and Co-ordinating Committee, and currently chairs the Bylaws Committee.