Judith Wuest

Professor Emerita in Nursing

Encaenia Ceremony A, May 18, 2011

The faculty of nursing has benefitted enormously from Judith Wuest’s wisdom and her commitment to excellence.

Dr. Wuest first came to UNB in 1975 and was instrumental in building a culture of teaching and research within the faculty of nursing.

Throughout her career, she has been a dedicated educator of undergraduate and graduate students teaching courses in both programs.

In 1997 Dr. Wuest helped develop the Centre for Nursing Research and her own program of research has focused on the areas of women’s health, partner violence, violent relationships and care giving.  A clear ethical stance, integrity and commitment to excellence characterize her research and many collaborative efforts.

She was instrumental in developing an accessible research-based master’s program and also served as its director.  She initiated our annual Nursing Research Day, an event that continues to grow bigger and bigger every year.

She is first recipient of the New Brunswick Investigator Salary Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and has received a University Research Scholar Award from UNB.

An internationally renowned and grounded theorist, Dr. Wuest has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters, several considered landmark publications.