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Lee-Anne Quinn

Major Lee-Anne Quinn


2007 Governor General's Award
2003 Nightingale Award Recipient

Since graduating from Seneca, Lee-Anne has dedicated her life to making a difference through her commitment and leadership in nursing. During her 21 years of service with the Canadian Forces, Major Quinn has travelled across the globe with peacekeeping missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Somalia, Rwanda, and Kandahar, Afghanistan.

In 2003, Major Quinn was selected from more than 100 nominees to win the prestigious Nightingale Award for her work in isolated First Nations & Inuit Communities in Northern Ontario. Among only two percent of Canadian Forces members chosen each year, Major Quinn received the Governor General's Award (Medal of Military Merit) in 2007 for her nurse practitioner initiatives in the Canadian Forces.

"My foundation in nursing was obtained during my years at Seneca. I am grateful to the dedicated teaching staff at Seneca College for giving me the opportunity to love and grow within this profession of nursing. I am honoured to be a part of a profession that is steeped in history and tradition. I have nursed all around the world, in the air (air evacuations), in the field (field hospitals), and in established health care centres. It is quite a humbling experience to assist a patient with informed decision making regarding their healthcare. I love nursing. There is always room to grow."