Academic Staff
Cheryl Dika  
Director, Curriculum Integrity & Faculty Development

Contact Information:
279 Helen Glass Centre for nursing
College of Nursing
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Tel: (204) 474-7068  
 I am interested in advance practice nursing and health outcomes in primary care.

Cheryl Dika has served as an Instructor in the Master of Nursing Nurse Practitioner Program since 2009. She was appointed as Director of the NP Program in January 2016. She is active in the NP community by practicing in primary care and with indigenous health. She teaches graduate level NP courses in health assessment, reproduction/women’s health, and clinical practicums.

She is acting Director of Curriculum Integrity and Faculty Development. Her nursing background is in rural/northen and urban, acute and primary care, as well as international work in the Middle East, Africa, India, and China.


MN, University of Southern Queensland
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner, McMaster University
BN, University of Southern Queensland
RN, Grace School of Nursing

Research Interests: 
  • Prenatal & Postpartum Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Indigenous Primary Care 
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Refugee Health
  • Multimodality Imaging
  • Simulated Clinical Learning
  • Interprofessional Practice

2018 Friesen, G., Dika, C. Vesicular Hand Dermatitis. The Nurse Practitioner. 43(11), p33-37.

2017 Khuu, M. & Dika, C. Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 42(10): 42-47. DOI: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000516124.22868.08

2016 Unwin, S. & Dika, C. Deformational Plagiocephaly – A focus on prevention. The Journal for Nurse Practitioner. DOI:

2016 Perry, S, Hockenberry, M et al. Maternal Child Nursing Care, Second Canadian Edition. Editor Dika, C. Chapters 36: The Toddler and the Family.

2016 Perry, S, Hockenberry, M et al. Maternal Child Nursing Care, Second Canadian Edition. Editor Dika, C. Chapter 39: The Adolescents and Family (154 pages).

2015 Dika, C. & Georgian-Smith, D. Multi-modality imaging using a handheld gamma camera and MRI for tumor localization. SPIE. 9316. Doi: 10.1117/12.2077875

2014 Schellenberg, J., Dika, C., & Erin Riediger. Patent: Breast biopsy system using mr and gamma imaging. US 20140303483 A1

2010 Dika, C. Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada. Chapter 30: Community-based nursing care of the child and family.


2017 Strachan, S., Lobchuk, M., Dika, C., Halas, G., Hoplock, L., Parsons, J., Webber, S. & Wener, P. A randomized pragmatics feasibility trial to promote student perspective-taking on client physical activity: A collaborative project. University of Manitoba Collaborative Grants Research Program

2016 Lobchuk, M., Dika, C., Halas, G., West, C., & Clouston, K. Heart Health Whispering – An empathy-related video-feedback intervention for nurse practitioners and cardiovascular health-risk behaviours of family caregivers: A pilot study. College of Nursing Endowment Fund Research Grant in Professional Foundations