Late Cora Hinds RN MScN EdD. Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences (Nursing)

Friday 24 May 2024

Remembering Cora Hinds, Retired University Professor and Community Activist

by Godwin Ifedi, Editor

The national capital region lost one of its most esteemed academics and community activists in the person of Dr. Cora Hinds, retired Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences (Nursing). Cora passed away on 17 December 2023 at the General campus of the Ottawa Hospital. She had retired in 1999 after a distinguished career in nursing education and research, with many publications in professional journals to her name. She was a proud member of the Guyanese community in Ottawa, St. Thomas the Apostle Church community, Black History Ottawa, the Association of Professors Retired from the University of Ottawa, and a proud member of Ottawa’s Guyanese community.

After her retirement, Cora established and endowed the Dr. Cora Hinds Community Nursing Scholarship, with the specific purpose of providing financial assistance to needy racialized undergraduate students, registered in the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, with a specific interest in Community/Public Health.

A woman of great intellect, integrity and faith, she will be greatly missed.

A memorial service for Cora was held on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Click on the link below for a video of the memorial service: Cora Hinds Service of Thanksgiving (

Below are a couple of publications by Dr. Hinds

  1. Journal of Advanced Nursing. First published: August 1992

Cora Hinds RN MScN EdD: Suffering: A relatively unexplored phenomenon among family caregivers of non-institutionalized patients with cancer

2. Journal of Advanced Nursing. First published: April 1990

Cora Hinds RN MScN EdD Personal and contextual factors predicting patient’s reported quality of life: exploring congruency with betty Newman’s assumptions