Welcome to Dr. Kathleen MacMillan, who recently joined Dalhousie as Director of the School of Nursing. Dr. MacMillan is a graduate of the Toronto East Hospital School of Nursing (diploma) and the University of Toronto (BSc 1980; MA 1983, MSc 1992 and PhD 2005). She has experience in clinical nursing practice, administration, research, education and health policy and is the author of numerous publications and invited presentations. She has been recognized as a distinguished alumna of the Faculty of Nursing at the U of T and received a Centennial Achievement Award from the Canadian Nurses’ Association in 2008. Dr. MacMillan was the first Provincial Chief Nursing Officer for the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (1999 – 2001) and Executive Director, Office of Nursing Services for First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada (2001 – 2004). Most recently she was Dean, School of Health Sciences at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto. She holds graduate faculty appointments at both the University of Prince Edward Island and the University of New Brunswick Schools of Nursing. Her research interests are in patient safety, nursing human resources, nursing history and interprofessional collaboration.