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 March.


Bourne, T. & Woodgate, R. L. (2018). Exploring the experience of adolescent eating disorders on healthy siblings: a photovoice study. Faculty of Social Work Endowment Fund, University of Manitoba, Amount of Funding: $3180.50.  

Gordon, J. (Principal Investigator), Dixon, I., West, A. (2018). Molecular regulation of cell death by myocardin following myocardial infarction. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Grant-in-aid. $282,666; 2018-2021.

Rieger, K.L., Bennett, M., Hack, T.F., & Martin, D.E. (February 2018 - March 2019). Engaging Patients and Elders in an Exploration of Indigenous Women’s Experiences of Breast Cancer Using Digital Storytelling. Centre for Healthcare Innovation Funding Award for Patient and Public Engagement in Health Research in the Design and Grant Development Phase. $2000.00

Thiessen, K., Schultz, A., Cook, C., Nickel, N., Jolin-Dahel, K., Witt, J., Haworth-Brockman, M., Whitecloud, K., Scott, M., Santos, R., Birch, D., Phillips-Beck, W., Campbell, R., Gregory, P., Moffitt, P., Tiemessen, J., Duarte, E., Griffin, C., Levy-Mason, M., Andersson, N., Corriveau, A., VanWagner, V. (2018). Welcoming the Sacred Spirit (Child): Connecting Indigenous and Western ‘Ways of Knowing’ to Inform Future Policy Partnerships to Optimize Maternal Child Health Service Delivery Initiatives in Remote Canadian Regions.  Centre for Healthcare Innovation Funding Award for Patient and Public Engagement in Health Research in the Design and Grant Development Phase. $2000.00

Woodgate, R. L., Synyshyn, M., Linklater, I., Koltek, M., Martin, D., Brownell, M., Wilson, M., & Witt, J. (2018).  Putting children first: Delivering quality and cost-effective mental health services to children and youth living in First Nations communities. CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR iCT Rewarding Success - Development Grants – Manitoba. February 28, 2018-19, Amount of Funding: $100,000.00.


Balneaves, L.G, Alraja, A.
, Ziemianski, D., McCuaig, F., & Ware, M. (2018). A national needs assessment of Canadian nurse practitioners regarding cannabis for therapeutic purposes. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res, 3 (1), 66-73. doi: 10.1089/can.2018.0002

Schultz, A.S.H., Dahl, L., McGibbon, E., Brownlie, R.J., Cook, C., Elbarouni, B., Katz, A., Nguyen, T., Sawatzky, J., Sinclaire, M., Throndson, K. & Fransoo, R.  (2018). Index coronary angiography use in Manitoba, Canada: a population-level descriptive analysis of First Nations and non-First Nations recipients.  Cardiovascular Medicine Research, 8:e020856. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020856

Gordon, J.W. (2018). Regulation of cardiac myocyte cell death and differentiation by myocardin. Mol Cell Biochem, 437(1-2), 119-131. doi: 10.1007/s11010-017-3100-3

Koch, B. & Keitly, J. (2018). Project safe audience. Canadian Nurse, 114, 1, 22-24. **Two recent graduates

Lambert LK, Balneaves LG, Howard AF, & Gotay CC. Patient-reported factors associated with adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy after breast cancer: an integrative review. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Feb;167(3):615-633. doi: 10.1007/s10549-017-4561-5.

Mughal, W., Martens, M., Field, J., Chapman, D., Huang, J., Rattan, S., Hai, Y., Cheung, K.G., Kereliuk, S., West, A.R., Cole, L.K., Hatch, G.M., Diehl-Jones, W., Keijzer, R., Dolinsky, V.W., Dixon, I.M., Parmacek, M.S. & Gordon, J. W. (2018). Myocardin regulates mitochondrial calcium homeostasis and prevents permeability transition. Cell Death & Differentiation. *Journal Impact Factor = 8.3

Rieger, K.L., West, CH., Kenny, A., Chooniedass, R., Demczuk, L., Mitchell, K.M., Chateau, J., & Scott, S.D. (2018). Digital storytelling as a method in health research: A systematic review protocol. BMC Systematic Reviews, 7(41), 1-7.

Schofield, R., Chircop, A., Baker, C., Dietrich Leurer, M., Duncan, S., & Wotton, D. (2018). Entry-to-practice public health nursing competencies: A Delphi method and knowledge translation strategy. Nurse Education Today, 65, 102–107.

Woodgate, R. L. & Busolo, D. (2018). Narratives of African immigrant and Refugees youth immigration and settlement in Canada. BMC Public Health, 18:333, 12 pages.

Woodgate, R. L., Zurba, M., & Tennant, P. (2018). Advancing patient engagement: youth and family participation in health research communities of practice. Research Involvement and Engagement,4(9), 6 pages.****************  


Kim Mitchell and Chloe Shindruk - Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship
Kim and Chloe will present their proposed research at the 29th International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia in July, 2018. The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma) and Dr. Netha Dyck are providing this opportunity to showcase our graduate students’ work as part of the Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship invited student posters.

Kim Mitchell will be presenting Psychometric Testing of a New Instrument to Measure Writing Self-Efficacy: A Proposed Mixed-Methods Delphi Study

Chloe Shindruk will be presenting Expert Nursing Care: Perinatal Palliative Care During Labour, Delivery, and the Recovery Period

This year’s Helen Glass Research Symposium Graduate Student Poster Competition winners:  

Chloe Shindruk for receiving 1st Place for her poster Expert Nursing Care: Perinatal Palliative Care During Labour, Delivery, and the Recovery Period

Teresa Allison for receiving 2nd Place for her poster Digital Storytelling as a Means to Facilitate Person-Centred Practice in a Personal Care Home Setting: A Proposed Interpretive Description Study

Catherine Urbanik Falvo for receiving 3rd Place for her poster The Unexpected death of a child: The lived grief experiences of pediatric perioperative nurses


Balneaves, L.G. (March, 2018). Legalization of cannabis: Implications for students and professionals. Public presentation as a visiting scholar at MacEwan University.

McMillan, D.E. (March, 2018). Sleep strategies for a healthier you. Presentation Series, Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, March 22, 2018. (Invited speaker).

McMillan, D.E. (March, 2018). Impact of poor sleep on delirium, International Delirium Awareness Day Event,; Cardiac Critical Care Unit, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, MB, March 13, 2018. (Invited speaker; 2 presentations).


McMillan, D.E. (March, 2018). Spring forward ultimately good for sleep: researcher. Interview with Leif Larsen, CBC Radio and web blog, March 10, 2018, Winnipeg, MB. Click to listen.