Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Bonnie Stevens is Professor at the University of Toronto and Signy Hildur Eaton Chair at the Hospital for Sick Children. She has developed an outstanding nationally funded research program focusing on (i) pain assessment and management in infants and children; (ii) the evaluation of models of health care delivery to children with chronic disease; and (iii) the exploration of the determinants of research utilization in nursing practice. She is the recipient of several research awards, including the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Canadian Pain Society New Investigator Award, and ...


Professor, University of British Columbia

Renowned Canadian leader and advocate on women's health promotion with an emphasis on violence against women, and the promotion of ethical, socially just health care. She has made substantial inroads in our understanding of the health consequences of violence, including health care policy and practice in response to violence. She has informed the measurement of discrimination and the advancement of the concept of cultural safety in health care in Canada. Author of over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and books, she presents provincially, nationally and internationally to diverse ...


Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria

Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, RN, PhD, FCAHS, professor in the School of Nursing and Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, and research scientist with Fraser Health. She has worked in oncology, palliative care, and gerontology for almost 30 years as a practicing nurse, educator, and researcher. Her clinical practice and research has focused on health service needs for those at the end-of-life and their families, and on the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations. Dr. Stajduhar has 300+ academic publications and presentations. She is currently the lead ...


Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Sally Thorne is Professor at the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her research emphasis is the human experience of chronic illness and cancer, especially as it intersects with the structural and ideological underpinnings of our health care delivery system. She maintains active community involvements, bridging the theoretical enterprise with social action and policy processes. She is an expert in the application of qualitative research methodologies to applied health and health care problems, developing strategic ...


Ellen Rukholm is currently the Director of the School of Nursing, Laurentian University. She was the innovator of graduate programs there in Nursing, Health Services and Policy and of a cardiovascular nursing graduate training program. She is principal or co-investigator for CIHR, Health Canada, Ontario Heart and Stroke and Ontario Ministry of Health research grants on cardiovascular health, hospital restructuring, nursing, interventional tele-health and inter-professional education in rural and northern contexts and has over 100 related peer reviewed publications. She chaired the committee ...


Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Dr. Saewyc is a recognized international leader in research and public health practice focused on adolescent health. She is a Professor in the School of Nursing and the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and Director of the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre. She is also the Research Director for McCreary Centre Society, a non-profit adolescent health research organization in BC. She is also a Fellow in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She leads a program of research focused on how stigma, violence and trauma lead to health ...


Professor, UVIC Nursing, University of Victoria

Dr. Bernie Pauly is a Professor in the University of Victoria's School of Nursing, Associate Director and Scientist of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, and the Island Health Scholar in Residence. A highly engaged community-based researcher, Dr. Pauly is a global leader in substance use, harm reduction and the promotion of health equity for people who use substances at the intersection of poverty and homelessness. She is especially skilled in strategies for engaging and working with people with lived experience and in promoting the adoption of cultural safety and harm ...


Professor & Chair, Rural Health Delivery, University of Saskatchewan

One of Canada's most innovative and respected researchers in rural and remote health service delivery, Debra has devoted her career to improving outcomes for patients with dementia and has changed how health services are delivered to rural and remote dementia patients in Saskatchewan. Expert in knowledge translation and community-based action research, she has received numerous awards, including the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Achievement Award (2015), the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan's Honorary Lifetime Membership Award (2011), and CIHR's Betty Havens Knowledge Translation ...


Presidential Endowed Chair, University of Utah

Janice Morse is theThe Ida May "Dotty" Barnes, RN, & D. Keith Barnes, MD, Presidential Endowed Chair, College Of Nursing, University of Utah. She holds PhDs in both nursing and anthropology and uses anthropological research methods to explore the illness experience, suffering and the attainment of comfort. Dr. Morse is an authority in qualitative research methods, serves as founding editor for the journal Qualitative Health Research. She has published more than 300 articles and 14 books, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, American Anthropological Association, and the ...


Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Dr. Sioban Nelson is a nurse historian and an internationally known ‘thought leader’ in Nursing. Professor and Dean of Nursing at the University of Toronto since 2005, she was recruited from the University of Melbourne where she was Head of the School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing Policy and Professional Issues. Known for her groundbreaking scholarship that demonstrated how nursing emerged as a prototype of a new 19th century phenomenon, a female profession, she has author many books, book chapters and articles, and edited the international journal, Nursing Inquiry since 1998. She ...