Oct 8, 2018: York University (Toronto) Faculty of Health recently welcomed 15 new members to join its team. Shahirose Premji has joined the team as the director of the school of Nursing.
Shahirose Premji is a clinical researcher and former neonatal nurse practitioner and public health nurse (postpartum). Her academic involvement began in 1994, which includes two years (2008-10) as an associate professor at Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SoNaM). In 2015, Premji was a visiting lecturer at AKU-SoNaM, East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya).
She is the founder and first president of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses (CANN). Her international work dates back to 1989 and includes teaching or providing technical expertise in development of nursing programs in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Syria. She is also the recipient of several awards, including the Jeanne Mance Award (the highest award given by CANN).