CLASS of 1972 50th Anniversary REUNION ! Contact: Vera Kowalchuk for more information.
WELCOME to the Selkirk Mental Health Centre Archives. We are a volunteer non-profit driven committee. Our primary objective is to keep our history alive by honouring all those associated with this Institution over the past 140 plus years. Tribute is paid to their unique contributions that helped develop exemplary mental health care for Manitoba. Note: Neither staff nor patient files are kept within the archives.

Our Story

We are a volunteer driven non-profit organization. Our main focus is the preservation of SMHC historical artefacts and legacy. The Archives Committee was formed in 1999 with the primary objective to preserve the rich history of mental health care at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. TOURS to visit the Archives may be arranged through contacting the Committee Secretary by either clicking the (tours) highlight or by using the Contact Us tab on the main menu. An oral history of SMHC has been gathered with a tremendous amount of information from Charles Bernard. Charles began working at the Centre in 1931 and was the founding President of the Manitoba Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association in 1960. Charles died in 2006 The archive collection is located in the Administration Building, the former nurses residence and school of nursing. We have 3 rooms of memorabilia, scrapbooks and photographs.

The Hubick Family . . .

The Hubick Family bequeathed a generous donation to the SMHC Archives Committee. Their generosity will help us towards achieving our aims. Patricia Hubick worked at the Selkirk Mental Heath Centre as a medical secretary for over 25 years. After her retirement, Pat joined the SMHC Archives committee as one of the founding members in1999. She was an active member and occupied the role of committee Secretary. Patricia died in 2015. Kimberley Hubick, Pat’s daughter, worked at Selkirk Mental Health Centre for 35 years in the Occupational Therapy department and in 1999 Kim also joined the SMHC Archives committee occupying the role of Treasurer. Kimberley died in 2016.

Our Aims & Objectives

To maintain the storage and management of the material and artefacts held within the Archives. To conduct research in response to straightforward enquiries and advise researchers on more complex subjects. To actively encourage additional donations and deposits of archival material relating to SMHC. To preserve material about individuals with a connection to SHMC, from the Centre and from members of the public. To develop an outreach programme with the aim of encouraging the use of the Archives. Please Note: Neither patient nor staff records / data are stored within the Archives.
The former nurses residence and school of nursing. Today it is the Administration building.
Pat and Kim Hubick
Graduate Uniforms 1960s’
Back L-R: Larry Mackie, Joyce Surowich, Vera Kowalchuk, Lorna Weiss Middle L-R: Eve Francis, Lorne Morrisseau, Isbale Geard Front L-R: Marlene Schneider, IRose Wills Missing: Roxie Cook, Diane Youzwa

The Committee

Lorne Morrisseau - Chair Joyce Surowich - Secretary Vera Kowalchuk - Treasurer Dr Larry Mackie - Web Admin Isabel Geard Lorna Weiss Marlene Schneider Eve Francis Rose Wills Roxie Cook Diane Youzwa
SMHC ARCHIVES Inc. Preserving Our History
Updated: June 2022