Parkland Fall Conference 2020
November 16-21, 2020, University of Alberta
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Heather Smith

President, United Nurses of Alberta

Heather Smith is president of the United Nurses of Alberta, which represents more than 30,000 registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and allied workers. Smith came to Alberta in 1976 from Ontario and soon became active in the union, serving on every bargaining committee since 1984 and becoming president in 1988. She received the Spirit of Tommy Douglas Award in 2007 for her commitment to the dreams of the late Saskatchewan premier and creator of Canadian Medicare.