Treasurer

June Kaminski

RN, BSN, MSN, PhD(c)
June Kaminski

Background

June has mixed settler and Indigenous maternal blood ties to the Ketegaunseebee Anishnabai, Garden River First Nation, Northern Ontario. She was raised in a rural village and taught from a young age to respect and work in synergy with the Earth. June lives in West Vancouver, British Columbia with her family.

She is Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, and the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. In 2012, June was honoured to receive the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway’s inaugural Nursing Faculty E-Health Award in Ottawa Canada. This award competition was aimed at supporting nursing school faculty who demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to e-health in nursing education.

“I wish to acknowledge that I live, work, and play on the traditional unceded lands of the Coast Salish People,in particular, the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations who have been on this sacred land for thousands of years”.

Education

June received her BSN and MSN in Nursing at the University of British Columbia. She is currently completing her PhD in the Faculty of Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies at UBC with a focus on elearning, and nursing informatics in education.

Career

June has served as nursing faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) since 1989, and is currently Curriculum Coordinator of the hybrid BSN-Advanced Entry Program. In June 2016, June was the 2016 Winner of the coveted KPU Distinguished Teaching Award. She is also a Research Coordinator for Arthritis Research Canada, working on two projects related to First Nations people living with arthritis. As well she is a principal investigator of a research study that looks at Nutrigenomics and Virtual Environments in Emerging Adults. June offers resources and courses in Nursing informatics from her site, Nursing Informatics Learning Center (https://nursing-informatics.com)

Interests

June actively encourages nurses to become ecologically literate and proactive in protecting the health of all Canadians and the planet. She is also very dedicated to supporting Self Governance in First Nations, Inuit, and Metis health and education and supports this through various sites, including First Nations Pedagogy Online (https://firstnationspedagogy.ca).