Birgit Umaigba was a new mom who had recently moved to Toronto from Benin City, Nigeria when she started the collaborative Bachelor of Science – Nursing degree program at Seneca Polytechnic and York University.
Now, more than 11 years later, she’s become one of the country’s top advocates for nursing. Not only has she scooped up awards and become a sought-after speaker, but she also teaches, works as an agency nurse and continues her advocacy work.
“It all started with the foundation I got at Seneca,” said Ms. Umaigba, 36. “From my first semester, I knew I was meant to be a nurse.”
“I really enjoy the human connection piece — to be able to help people in the most vulnerable states through their healing journey and even to support them in their last days on Earth.”