In 2006, Nancy Rubin was on the brink of retiring, when a new opportunity up-ended her plans. Twelve years later, she’s still is at the helm of The JGH Auxiliary, where she works with a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals for the well-being of patients.
As Director of Volunteer and Pastoral Services, I’m privileged to see volunteers giving freely and generously of themselves to bring hope and comfort to patients and other healthcare users.
Even as a little girl, I knew I wanted to work in a hospital. And this is where I’ve ended up—helping cancer patients and their families at Hope & Cope.
I always ask patients how they’re feeling and what I can do for them. In my own way, I try to make the patient’s stay in the hospital as smooth and easy as possible.
Daring to change and staying open to what life brings us—these are my passions.
No one who knew me at a young age would have believed I’d end up working in a hospital. But here at the JGH, I’m an Ophthalmic Technician, as well as Project Manager of the McGill Glaucoma Information Centre
By the time I turned 5, I knew I would be a nurse—and the inspiration came from my mother.
Marine biology was my first passion. It’s an ocean away from my current role as the Jewish General Hospital’s Clinical Ethicist, but it’s where my interest in ethics truly began. As a child, I decided to spend my life researching whales and dolphins, and looking after the environment.