• Profile of Alexa Hryniuk.
  • Max Rady College of Medicine
    Human Anatomy and Cell Science
    745 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-975-7753   
    alexa. hryniuk@umanitoba.ca

Cross appointments

No cross appointments


Currently accepting:

  • Master's students
  • PhD candidates

Research summary

Dr. Hryniuk’s research focuses on medical education and learning. This research is mainly focused on medical education pedagogy and curriculum design. This has included developing and determining the effectiveness of innovative instructional designs, learning tools, and assessments that promote learning and critical thinking in the medical education curriculum.

Research interests

  • Peer-peer mentorship and learning
  • Pre-clinical medical education delivery
  • Online learning in medical education
  • Online course and curricular development
  • Retention


  • Anatomy
  • Curriculum
  • Embryology
  • Medical education


Dr. Alexa Hryniuk has been an assistant professor in the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science since fall 2019. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hryniuk had been researching medical education and developing health sciences curricula since graduating with her PhD.

Dr. Hryniuk is responsible for development and delivery of embryology content in a variety of programs health sciences and undergraduate programs at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Hryniuk is also the course director for Women’s Reproductive Health 1 for the Max Rady College of Medicine.


Doctorate of Philosophy in Cellular Biology and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa (2015)

Master of Science, Lakehead University (2009)

Bachelor of Medical Science (Honors), University of Western Ontario (2007)


  • Nominee for the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Medical Medical Science Award (MMSA) categories:
    • Best Teaching in Small Group (Class of 2023)
    • Inspiration (Class of 2023)
    • Innovation (Class of 2023)
    • Mentorship (Class of 2023) (2020)

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Human Anatomy and Cell Science
130 Basic Medical Science Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada