Achievements & Awards

College of Nursing & Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR)

Congratulations to the College of Nursing and MCNHR members on the following research and scholarly accomplishments that have been reported to us for September, 2017.


Roberts, T. Understanding and use of emotional intelligence among nurse educators. University of Manitoba
Graduate Student Association Award. $5,000.00 Awarded. (Faculty Advisor, Dr. Judith Scanlan.

TRICCO, A. (NPI) & Abou-Setta, A., Clement, F., Colquhoun, H., Curran, J., Godfrey, C., Isaranuwatchai, W.,
LeBlanc, A., Li L., Moffitt, P., Moher, D., & Straus, S. (PIs). Operating grant: SPOR – Guidelines and Systematic
Reviews: REACH NETWORK. Operating Grant: Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) –
Guidelines and Systematic Reviews. This SPOR network includes 76 co-investigators (including Cepanec,
D, Demzuk, L., Rieger, K., Temple, B., Woodgate, R. L. Amount of Funding
: $4,997,000.00
(CIHR), plus $10,829,000 in matched funds 2017-2022.

Bell, J.A.H., Degendorfer, P., Balneaves, L.G., Gibson, J., Nissim, R., Oza, A., Rodin, G., Siu, L. Cancer patient
autonomy and decision-making in early-phase trial recruitment. Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
(October 2017 – October 2019). $99,982.


Ms. Tara Horrill received the Murphy Scholarship in Graduate Research in Oncology Nursing for 2017, in
the amount of $6,975.00 (Faculty Advisor: Dr. Annette Schultz).

Dr. Tom Hack has accepted an invitation to serve on the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) Seamless
Patient Experience Advisory Committee.

Dr. Tom Hack was inducted into the Holy Cross High School Wall of Honour in Saskatoon, SK on September
22nd, 2017.


Balneaves, L.G. was invited to offer expert witness testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee
on Health regarding Bill C-45 - An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances
Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts. (September 2017) Ottawa, ON.

Woodgate, R. L., Tennent, P., Wener, P., Altman, G., & Walker, J. (Invited Speaker). Young people living
with anxiety: A day in the life. 4th International Conference on Youth Mental Health, Dublin, Ireland, September
24-26, 2017.


Lobchuck, M., (2017). The power of empathy: engaging with family caregivers. Believe, 6.2. DOI: .

Lipson-Smith, R., Hyatt, A., Murray, A., Butow, P., Hack, T.F., Jefford, M., Hale, S., & Schofield, P. (2017).
Measuring recall of medical information in non-English speaking people with cancer: A methodology. Health
Expectations. DOI: 10.1111/hex.12614 .

Mitchell, K. M., Rieger, K. L., & McMillan, D. E. (2017). A template analysis of writing self-efficacy
measures. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(2), 205-223.

Mitchell, K. M. (2017). Guest Editorial: Cultivating nurses’ discipline-specific writing self-efficacy. Journal of
Nursing Measurement, 25(2), 203-204.

Ripat, J. & Woodgate, R. L. (2017).The importance of assistive technology in the productivity pursuits of
young adults with disabilities. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation (Special issue on
Technologies in the Workplace). Work, 57, 455-468. DOI: 10.3233/WOR-172580.

Sinclair, S., Russell, L.B., Hack, T.F., Kondejewski, J., & Sawatzky, R. (2017). Measuring compassion in
healthcare: A comprehensive and critical review. The Patient – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 10, 389-
405. DOI: 10.1007/s40271-016-0209-5.

Udod, S.A., & Racine, L. (2017). Empirical and pragmatic adequacy of grounded theory: Advancing nurse
empowerment for nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 1-8. DOI: 10:1111/jocn.13887.
Woodgate, R. L., Zurba, M., & Tennent, P. (2017). A day in the life of a young person with anxiety: Arts-
Based boundary objects used to communicate the results of health research [34 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative
Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 18(3), Art.17,
18.3.2886 .

Woodgate, R. L., Oluwatobiloba, M., & Martin, K. (2017). Interventions for youth aging out of care: A scoping
review. Children and Youth Services Review, 82, 280-300.


Congratulations to Dr. Annette Schultz and her team for developing women’s digital stories along with a
podcast related to their CIHR studies focused on First Nations people in MB and heart health. One of the
studies is called mite achimowin (heart talks); First Nations women’s expression of heart health. With this
study, the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health has created a website and public space to
house the women’s digital stories and a podcast recorded with the nominated PI Lorena Fontaine, Annette
Schultz and the research coordinator Lisa Forbes. To view these innovative KT products which are now in
the public domain click the following link:

Congratulations to Dr. Maureen Heaman for the recent release of an evaluation report and  infographic for her recently completed CIHR funded  project known as “Partners in Inner-city Integrated Prenatal Care (PIIPC)” which have now been distributed to the research team and working groups, and have been posted on her  faculty profile on the College of Nursing website  This project was funded by a CIHR PHSI grant entitled “Reducing inequalities in access to and use of prenatal care in the Winnipeg Health Region through health system improvement.”