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The Mack Centre of Nursing Education

The Mack Centre of Nursing Education

Photo by contributor Sherry Roy - Posted May, 2005

The Mack Centre of Nursing Education

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2012

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of St. Catharines
On the south side of Queenston Street (Road 81)
half a block east of Vine Street South
(Note: As of August 2018 the plaque is
no longer at this location)

Coordinates: N 43 09.756 W 79 13.772


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Plaque Text

Dr. Theophilus Mack (1820-1881) emigrated from Dublin to Upper Canada with his family in 1832. He received his medical education at the Military Hospital at Amherstburg and at Geneva College, New York. Settling in St. Catharines in 1844, he was instrumental in founding the General and Marine Hospital in this city. In 1874 Dr. Mack, understanding the need for trained and disciplined nurses, established the St. Catharines Training School and Nurses' Home, later renamed The Mack Training School for Nurses. This school, using the Florence Nightingale system with its emphasis on knowledge of hygiene and medicine, was the first of its kind in Canada. The Mack Centre of Nursing Education became part of the Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology in 1973.

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Mary Agnes Snively (1847-1933)


St. Catharines Plaques

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