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Tracy Truant

$116,447.00 (raised so far)

About Tracy Truant

Tracy Truant, BSN’88, MSN’98 and PhD’18 played a leading role in the development of cancer nursing in British Columbia, Canada, and internationally over her impressive career. She was instrumental in the establishment of national practice guidelines and promoted models of care designed to support the experience of cancer patients and their families in the most safe, equitable and compassionate manner possible. She was sought after internationally as a speaker, consultant, facilitator and mentor for cancer nurses and organizations seeking to strengthen the evidence basis for supportive cancer care in their regions and to optimize their capacity to help patients navigate services across the full spectrum of the cancer journey, including into survivorship. A widely published scholar in her own right, Tracy was also an innovative collaborator and an enthusiastic champion for integrating knowledge generation and translation into cancer nursing practice, including supporting opportunities for graduate students to build the knowledge base that is foundational to equity and quality in cancer care. In 2018, in acknowledgement of her stellar contribution to patients, practice and the profession, she was recognized by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology with its Lifetime Achievement Award. To sustain Tracy’s passion for nurturing strong future leaders in cancer nursing, Tracy’s family has established a fund to support nursing graduate students to build a career in cancer research.

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The Impact of Your Support

In memory of Tracy Truant, please consider making a donation to UBC. Your gift will pay tribute to Tracy’s life by supporting initiatives in the School of Nursing. Final decisions on award distribution will be made in consultation with the family.

Messages of Remembrance

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  • I miss Tracy so much. She was my leader, my mentor, and my doctoral pal. A precious treasure has left us and the emptiness is vast, but I can hear her voice and her laughter and she would want us all to get on with it. I will always have you in my heart, dear friend.

    Jennifer Stephens, friend
  • Tracy and I attended the UBC School of Nursing around the same time for both our undergrad and graduate degrees. Although we were never in the same class I enjoyed the opportunities when our careers brought us together. I especially enjoyed singing with Tracy in the Song-cology Choir - she a Soprano and me an Alto, harmonizing together. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMo9S_G9DFk - Song-cology singing "You've Got a Friend in Me" virtually during COVID-19 pandemic spring 2021)

    Kris Gustavson, Nursing Colleague & Fellow Song-cology Choir Member
  • So proud of Tracy and all her contributions to Nursing. She will always be remembered as a nurse way ahead of her time. Much love A Beth

    Elizabeth Truant, Aunt
  • Way back when Tracy was an undergraduate she did a clinical rotation in gynaecology at Shaughnessy Hospital She had a way ahead of the times brightly dyed hair. My memory includes defending her look to the head nurse - the epitome of the old style leader. Nothing in the dress code imagined such a look!

    Alison Rice, Teacher
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  • Cathryn Wilson and Charlie Ker

  • Kelsey Lynch

  • Scott Beck

  • Jodi and Chuck Diamond

  • Shelley Canning

  • Antony & Tom

  • Carolyn Gotay

  • Lynda Balneaves

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