Engineering professor elected as vice-chair of provincial nursing regulatory council

Jul 3rd, 2020

By Jackey Locke

Engineering professor elected as vice-chair of provincial nursing regulatory council

Dr. Glyn George, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected as vice-chair of the Council of the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CRNNL), the regulatory body for all registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the province.

Dr. George is the first public representative to serve in the role, which also includes serving as chair of the Council’s Governance Committee.

“This is an exciting new challenge in my community volunteer activity,” said Dr. George. “After more than 25 years volunteering in the K-12 education system, I decided to seek new opportunities. The Independent Appointments Commission chose to appoint me to the Council of the CRNNL in 2018. I am impressed by the dedication and passion with which nurses improve the quality of life for us all. I am happy to support the nursing profession in this new role.”

Dr. George has taught mathematics courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science since 1988. He is well-known for his outstanding teaching effectiveness. He received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2016 and honorary membership in PEGNL (Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador) in 2018.

Prior to joining Memorial, he taught in the United Kingdom and Bahrain.

Other voluntary community roles include seven years as a school board member and elected officer in Newfoundland. He was also the founding webmaster (1997-98) of the Avalon East School Board.

He served as the chair of the School Council for Booth Memorial High School (1999-2001) and provincial secretary of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils during 1999-2002. Life membership was conferred on him in 2005. In 2003, he returned to the Booth Memorial School Council until 2015 and served on the Waterford Valley High School Council (2015-16) as a community representative and as its secretary in both cases.

“Congratulations to Dr. George on his new appointment on the nursing regulatory council,” said Dr. Greg Naterer, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “Dr. George has made significant contributions to CRNNL and the province and this recognition of him in a new leadership role is well deserved.”