Biography

Dr. June Anonson has practiced nursing in acute care and in the community setting. She has been awarded the Centennial Award for Nursing in Saskatchewan that was presented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. June was also awarded the Nursing Leadership in Education award for Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRN) Centennial Diamond Award for Education/Research in 2017. June received the University of Alberta Alumni Leadership award. June was honored by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) as one of Canada s 150 Nurses 2017 and was also identified by the Canadian Nurse Journal as one of the 150 Nurses to Know 2017. Along with these awards, she has won other awards for outstanding nursing in Leadership and Education. She is currently a Full Professor with the University of Saskatchewan and the Director for the Centre for Research and Scholarship in Health at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. June's research and work with interprofessional teams began in the 1980s and her career has led her to work within many different interprofessional teams. She has also been a Dean of Health Sciences which included six different health care disciplines. Her research projects include examining the health-care issues faced by Aboriginal, Hutterite, and marginalized populations, along with the globalization of nursing. Anonson is a tireless advocate for excellence and leadership. Since 2002, she has worked in South Korea and China, helping to educate nurses about the Canadian health-care system, offering preceptored experiences for senior Canadian nursing students, and sharing best practices. Anonson helps to lead an innovative nursing degree program at the University of Saskatchewan that includes third and fourth-year nursing students from the First Nations University of Canada. Junes many publications, chapter in books, yearly leading or participating in teams to review University programs and successful grants have contributed to her success as a Nursing leader in Canada. Anonson plans to dedicate the remainder of her career to the support and mentoring of the next generation of nurses, to assist them to strive for excellence and become leaders wherever their career takes them.