Helen Glass Research Symposium

The Helen Glass Research Symposium is your chance to hear from innovative researchers from the frontlines of nursing.


Experts chosen to present at the Helen Glass Lecture bring new perspectives and stimulating ideas to share with faculty, staff, students and the public. Faculty workshops and student events offer the opportunity for lively, interactive discussions that bring important aspects of nursing research to the forefront. A selection of social events provide the opportunity for networking and connections that keep the conversation going. Together, it is a series of activities you won’t want to miss!

Helen Glass Lecture:
“What’s Your Heart Telling You? It’s Time to Talk about Cardiovascular Health”

Alexander M. Clark, PhD, RN, FCAHS, is this year’s presenter of the 2017 Helen Glass Lecture. Dr. Clark’s special interests include chronic disease management, heart disease and self-care. His work has made a direct impact on policy, practice and guidelines on an international scale.

This exciting event—taking place at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights—is open to the public.

Attendees are welcome to register for an optional museum tour at a cost of $17 per person (payable at the door). The tour will start after the lecture, participants are asked to register for a tour in advance of the event date.

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“Critical Realism: What Is It and How Is It Useful For Research? 

Rm 370, Helen Glass Centre for Nursing | Fort Garry Campus
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

This presentation, targeted towards graduate  students, will offer an introduction to the social theory of critical realism, where it came from and how it can help facilitate  better research. It will address qualitative, quantitative, theory-driven and review methods across all disciplines. This is an entry-level discussion that assumes no prior knowledge of philosophy. This session will be hosted by Alexander M. Clark.

Research Workshop:
“The Value of Values to Scholarship: The Big WHY”

Rm 370, Helen Glass Centre for Nursing | Fort Garry Campus                                 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017                                                                                                    
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

This interactive workshop will give participants the opportunity to reflect on their values, why they’re so important and how they can help faculty stay happy, successful and effective in their academic work. This session will be co-hosted by Alexander M. Clark and Bailey Sousa.

Research Networking Event:
“Who Are We? Exploring Our Identity as a Research Community”       

Bistro Two o Five, University Centre | University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus                                         
Wednesday, March 15, 2017                                                                                              
2:00 – 5:30 p.m.   

Facilitated by Alexander M. Clark and Bailey Sousa, this interactive networking event will create a unique opportunity to further explore our values and identity as a research community. Research faculty, instructors, graduate students and clinicians who are engaged in research at the College of Nursing are invited. This event will include a networking reception (4-5:30 p.m.), appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.

This Helen Glass Research Symposium is offered FREE OF CHARGE by the University of Manitoba’s College of Nursing in honour of Dr. Helen Glass.

Museum Tours (following the Helen Glass Lecture): Are open to attendees at the cost of $17 per person (payable at the door). The tour will start after the lecture, participants are asked to register for a tour in advance of the event date.

Contact Us:
To register for an event, click here. For more information email mcnhr@umanitoba.ca.