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The Gritty Nurse Podcast Hosts

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Amie Archibald-Varley

RN, BScN, MN- CP Women's Health


Amie Varley, RN, BScN, MScN- CP Women's Health, received her Bachelor's degree from the University of New Brunswick in Nursing and her Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Toronto (U of T). She also completed a collaborative Masters Degree program with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health  at U of T in Women's Health.


Amie is a dynamic speaker, advocate and activist for nursing as a profession, mental health, health equity, Womxn's health and Womxn's rights. Her Master's degree focused on the mental health of postpartum Womxn and transgender medicine.  She has worked as a nurse in many roles; Labour and Delivery Nurse, Maternal Child Nurse, Educator, Professional Practice Clinician, College/University Faculty and in Quality Improvement.

Amie is passionate about helping others find their voice. "Issues such as harassment, bullying and gender discrimination have no place in healthcare. We must hold organizations to higher standards-- and hold them accountable for creating spaces where  this misogyny, fear and inequity is rampant. It's time to fight for change and speak out our truths".

Amie is has co-moderated and facilitated many discussions in Advancing Health Equity. She brings communities together through “courageous conversations” on anti-racism and anti-black racism in healthcare. 


Sara Fung


Sara Fung, RN, BScN, MN,  received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Western University and her Master's of Nursing from the University of Toronto. She is on the Research Advisory Board at the Conference Board of Canada and is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).


She has been practicing as a registered nurse since 2007. Her expertise is in maternal child health, with clinical experience in obstetrics and the NICU. She has worked in both academic and community hospitals and home health as a bedside nurse, educator, advanced practice nurse and professional practice specialist. She is also a mother of 2, resume writer/interview coach, and podcaster!

Sara is passionate about issues such as anti- racism, health equity, mental health, improving working conditions for nursing and helping nurses find their career paths in a profession with so many opportunities!

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