The mission of NNVAWI is to eliminate violence by advancing nursing education, practice, research, and public policy.

The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International

The mission of NNVAWI is to eliminate violence against women by advancing
nursing education, practice, research, and public policy.

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International ● June 6, 2013


Accepting Nominations for All Board Positions

NNVAWI Board Elections

At the NNVAWI Business Meeting an election for all Board positions will be held. The Business Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June 18, 2013, 7:00-8:30 AM. A continental breakfast will be served in the Versailles Room, Sutton Place Hotel.

We are currently seeking nominations for all Board positions. Please email Helene Berman ( you are interested in standing for election for any of the following positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member-at-Large. Nominations for all positions will also be taken from the floor.


Final Call for Sailing on A Vancouver Boat Cruise to Remember

Please join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening to connect with colleagues and conference delegates

Monday June 17th   6:00-9:30pm

$100 per person, taxes included

Registration closes at midnight on June 9, 2013. There will NOT be an opportunity to register at the conference, so it is essential that you act now!

To register for the cruise, please visit, and click on the Nursing Network on Violence registration link. From there, you can log on to the registration account you already created to add the ticket. If you have any trouble, please email

Boat Cruise Details

What: A Vancouver Boat Cruise to Remember: $100 per person, taxes included.

When: Monday June 17th from 6:00-9:30pm (boarding at 6pm, sailing at 6:30pm)

Where: This cruise follows a near solstice sunset along Vancouver's glimmering shoreline capturing sprawling cityscapes and sparkling water views. Cruise out of the Coal Harbour Marina on the luxurious Sunset Bay II Yacht, past the spectacular cityscape, Convention Centre, and famous Pan Pacific Sails. Enjoy the variety of delicious west coast inspired canapés and tasting platters created using fresh ocean wise ingredients by a local award winning onboard chef, as we cross over the Georgia Straight to North Vancouver, cruise past the scenic shoreline, under the Lions Gate Bridge and past Stanley Park’s spectacular forests. The yacht then makes its way past the Jericho/Kitsilano beaches and into the Granville Island waterway, then turns around at Science World for the journey back to Coal Harbour. Connect with colleagues during this cruise chartered for attendees and friends of NNVAWI and CPNHI. Please preview the event venue at: and, so that you can be as excited as we are!

How to Register: Click here to access registration page It may tell you that your session has timed & will require a second attempt with a request to ‘return to application’. All questions welcome to

Delight your Senses with Sweets, Savories and Songs

Tuesday, June 18th  6:00-8:00pm

$40 per person (taxes included)*

Registration Deadline: Monday June 10th

 *This evening event is partially sponsored by the British Columbia Institute of Technology, School of Health and the University of British Columbia and Langara Schools of Nursing

This event brings together all the finest treats; the evening begins with savory appetizers, followed by the Sutton Place’s award winning Chocolate Buffet for being the best place in the world for chocolate. Otherwise known as the Sutton Signature Chocoholic Bar, you will be treated to: Warm Chocolate Fondue with Cubes of Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Whole Strawberries, Sutton Chocolate Truffle Cake,

Crème Caramel, Sutton New York Cheese Cake, Mini Chocolate Cupcake, Mini Black Forest Bombe, Chocolate “Jack Daniel” Mousse, Lemon Meringue Tart, Raspberry, Frangipane Square, Chocolate Sour Cherry Tartlet and more!

M'Girl, an amazing local Aboriginal Women's Ensemble, will provide entertainment as you mingle and enjoy the scrumptious sweets and savories.

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NNVAWI Updates

Our objective is to disseminate current information about NNVAWI activities and the clinical, research and educational accomplishments of our members. In our revised monthly newsletter, we will introduce you to NNVAWI Board Members as well as spotlight the work of different members. A section of each newsletter will be committed to highlighting the work of student members. Information about international initiatives, upcoming violence-related conferences and other activities will also be disseminated. 

If you or one of your graduate students are working on an innovative VAW project and would like to share your work, please email Susan Jack

RENEW your NNVAWI Membership for 2013

Check out the updated NNVAWI website The Board is actively working to ensure that the website is revised to meet member needs.  You can now pay your annual NNVAWI membership fee on the website. Regular 2013 membership (expires December 31, 2013) is $100, a one-year special/student membership is only $25. All existing members are reminded to logon and renew their membership as soon as possible. Please also share information about NNVAWI with your colleagues and networks, encouraging them to join.


It is exciting to see so many NNVAWI members on Facebook. I would like to encourage all of you to use this social media forum as a way to let all of us know about any exciting research, policy or education initiatives you are a part of. Also, if you publish in an Open Access, journal, please share the journal link on the Facebook page.

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