Dianne Richards entered into psychiatric nurse training in 1965 and graduated in 1968. Dianne met her future husband, Alphonse Gaborieau, while there were both students in the same class.Dianne continued her nursing education by completing her general training ar Red River College in Winnipeg and went to complete her Bachelor degree in psychology at the University of Winnipeg.She returned to SMHC to work as a clinical nursing instructor within the school and in 1989 was appointed to the position as Director. This was a turbelent time for the school as the Provinical Government of Manitoba declared the closure of the psychiatric nursing program at SMHC. Future prpearation of psychiatric nurses would take place within a university environment. Dianne continued as Director until the last class to graduate in 1992 and the closure of the school.