Christine Sorensen graduated from the UBC School of Nursing in 1989 and spent her first day of work on the picket line at Royal Inland Hospital where she worked in obstetrics/gynecology. She began working as a public health nurse in Clearwater in 1990, and was involved in the community nursing strike of 1993.
Christine’s public health career returned her to Kamloops where she has worked as an STI coordinator and an injury prevention nurse. She was also responsible for Hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment as part of a BC Centre for Disease Control pilot project. She provides nursing support services to children with severe medical disabilities in the Thompson – Shuswap area.
Christine became a steward in 2005, and served as steward coordinator for Kamloops community nurses before being elected chair of BCNU’s Thompson North Okanagan region in 2010. She was elected vice president of the union in 2012.
Christine says her involvement in BCNU is motivated by her desire to advocate for patients and families needing a voice in the health care system, and for members’ rights within the collective agreement.
She is honoured to be elected by her peers and speak on their behalf.
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