Professor Emerita in Nursing
Encaenia Ceremony A, May 18, 2011
Grace Getty has been a great, and gentle, influence on UNB’s faculty of nursing.
She is recognized as a leader in the faculty, the university and the community as an advocate for aboriginal people in New Brunswick; and nationally and internationally for her work with HIV/AIDS. She has had a distinguished career as a teacher, a researcher, and an administrator, and was one of the founders of the Faculty of Nursing Community Health Clinic.
Prof. Getty is an advocate for marginalized people and her research has created meaningful change in health policy and practice.
Her teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is grounded in community health practices. She is known for creating innovative learning opportunities for students. One such example is her groundbreaking work in AIDS prevention. Prof. Getty worked with students to create an innovative safer sex peer education program, entitled Sex Without AIDS Today, which was delivered across the university for many years.
She served as director of the graduate studies in nursing and was instrumental in developing UNB’s master of nursing program.
Well respected by her colleagues and her students, Prof. Getty has received two UNB Merit Awards, the Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Award of Excellence in Research from the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.