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 and April 2019.


Busolo, D., Woodgate, R. L., Wilkins, K., & Rickards, K. (2019). Improving cancer screening for immigrant and refugee adults in New Brunswick. Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation ($49,831).

Penner J.L. (PI), Lobchuk, M., & Thompson, G. Exploring family caregiver ambivalence towards selfcare. Manitoba Medical Services Foundation/Winnipeg Foundation Operating Grant ($20,000).


Clarke, D., & Marchinko, S. (2019).  Schizoaffective, delusional, and other psychotic disorders. In W. Austin, D. Kunyk, C. A. Peternelj-Taylor, & M. A. Boyd (Eds.), Psychiatric & mental health nursing for Canadian practice (4th ed., pp. 452-473).  Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Mandzuk, L.,   Klos , J., & Hillier, J. (2019).  Personalized simple yet so powerful:  A pilot initiative for hospitalized older adults living with dementia in an acute care facility. Perspectives, 40(2), 15-18.

Martin, D., Linton, J., & Turman, T. (2019). Indigenous peoples and nursing. In D. Gregory [et al] (Eds.), Fundamentals: Perspectives on the art and science of Canadian nursing (2nd ed., pp. 1207-1228). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

McPherson, C. J., & Curry, K. (2019). Older adult health. In L. Stamler, & L. Yiu (Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective (5th ed.). Toronto: Pearson Canada.

O’Rourke, D. J., Thompson, G. N., & McMillan, D. E. (2019). Ethical and moral considerations of (patient) centredness in nursing and healthcare: Navigating uncharted waters. Nursing Inquiry, e12284. doi:10.1111/nin12284

Rieger, K.L., Chernomas, W.M., McMillan, D.E., & Morin, F.L. (2019). The Arts as a catalyst for learning with undergraduate nursing students: Findings from a constructivist grounded theory study. Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/17533015.2019.1608569

Scruby, L. S., Rona, H. A., Leipert, B. D., Mair, H. L., & Snow, W. (2019). Exploring social support, sport participation and rural women’s health using photovoice: The Manitoba experience. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0844562119832395

Suva, G., Penney, T., & McPherson, C.J. (2019). Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): A scoping review to inform nurses’ practice. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 21(1), 46-53. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000486 

White, L., & McPherson C. J. (2018). Touch(ed) in palliative care nursing: Moving with/in an uncertain practice. In M. Rovers, J. Malette, & M. Guirguis-Younger (Eds.), Touch in the Helping Professions: Research, Practice, and Ethics. The University of Ottawa Press.

Woodgate, R. L., Gonzalez, M., Demczuk, L., Snow, W., Barriage, S., & Kirk, S. (2019). How do peers promote social inclusion of children with disabilities? A mixed-methods systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/09638288.2018.1561955

Young, L., Murata, L., McPherson, C. J., Jacob, J-D., & Vandyk, A. (2019). Exploring the experiences of parent caregivers of adult children with schizophrenia: A systematic review. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 33(1), 93-103. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2018.08.005

Young, L., Vandyk, A., Jacob, J-D., McPherson, C. J., & Murata, L. (2019). Being parent caregivers for adult children with schizophrenia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/01612840.2018.1524531


Naomi Armah, MN student (Advisor, Dr. Donna Martin) for successfully defending her thesis, Undergraduate nursing students’ perceptions of intercultural communication: A qualitative description. 

Dr. Lynda Balneaves for being featured in the CNF’s “Foundation Focus” newsletter.

April Gage, MN student (Advisor, Dr. Benita Cohen) for placing 3rd in the Helen Glass Research Symposium Graduate Student Poster Competition, Towards flourishing: Perspectives of parents’ & home visitors ($200 U of M Bookstore Gift Certificate).

Dr. Gayle Halas for appointment as the inaugural Rady Chair of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, starting May 1, 2019, for a five-year term.

Tara Horrill, PhD candidate (Advisor, Dr. Annette Schultz), as a recipient of the University of Manitoba Emerging Leader Award.

Tara Horrill, PhD candidate (Advisor, Dr. Annette Schultz) for placing 1st in the Helen Glass Research Symposium Graduate Student Poster Competition, The cancer journey: Places, spaces & cancer disparities among First Nations Peoples in Canada ($500 U of M Bookstore Gift Certificate).

Emily Hyde, MN student (Advisor, Dr. Donna Martin), as a recipient of the University of Manitoba Emerging Leader Award.

Anisa Isse, MN student (Advisor, Dr. Lynn Scruby) for successfully defending her thesis, Exploring Somali refugee women’s experiences accessing health care services in Manitoba, Canada.

Preetha Krishnan (Advisor, Dr. Genevieve Thompson) for successfully defending her PhD Proposal Defence entitled Long term care nurses’ experience with advance care planning: A constructive grounded theory study.

Stephanie Lelond, MN student (Advisor, Dr. Roberta Woodgate), as a recipient of the University of Manitoba Emerging Leader Award.