Posted on December 06, 2018

A large crowd of nursing students, staff, faculty, alumni, families, and friends, gathered on the grounds of the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) to celebrate Qatar National Day. 

UCQ Dean, Dr. Deborah White, welcomed the enthusiastic audience, expressing her gratitude to His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for the honor of serving the State through delivery of nursing education to the people of Qatar.

Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Jabor al-Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Cancer Society and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at UCQ, was this year’s special guest speaker. “Qatar National Day is an exciting opportunity for all residents to celebrate our country’s history and traditional culture. An important part of any strong society is its healthcare system. UCQ is contributing to Qatar by producing well-educated nurses that are leaders in their workplaces. I am delighted to be here today to help UCQ celebrate this important day.”

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The National Day celebration at UCQ showcased Qatari culture through traditional foods, activities, and a special traditional folk performance by local artists. “UCQ is very proud to host this annual event and welcome so many friends and partners to campus, says Dr. White. “Our Qatar National Day celebration is one of the most important dates on our university calendar. It’s a time for our entire UCQ community to celebrate Qatar’s unique traditions and culture.”

UCQ looks forward to hosting further cultural events in the future. For more information about the University’s nursing programs, admission processes, and criteria, please visit its website at

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