Ms. Catherine Pryce holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto and a Master of Nursing from the University of Calgary. She holds adjunct appointments with the Faculty of Nursing and the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.
Cathy has worked in health care in Canada for 40 years – primarily in Public Health and Addiction and Mental Health. Prior to her retirement in May 2015, Cathy worked for Alberta Health Services and its predecessor Calgary Health Region, providing strategic leadership to diverse teams of clinicians in the development, design and implementation of provincial priorities and quality improvement programs. She is proud to have supported a provincial health system undertaking transformational change and large-scale integration to enhance health outcomes for Albertans.
Cathy led the psychosocial recovery efforts in 2013 following the flooding in southern Alberta. Cathy left retirement for 3 months in May 2016 to assume the role of Incident Commander for the Addiction and Mental Health Emergency Coordination Centre at Alberta Health to ensure that appropriate psychosocial plans and services were in place for those impacted by wildfires in Northern Alberta.
Cathy is excited to become a member of the Senate at the University of Calgary and to take this opportunity to promote advanced education. She is committed to nurturing relationships within the University community and with the broader community that is serves.
Cathy is married with 2 wonderful daughters and 5 amazing granddaughters.