Research groups

Research summary

Dr. Donna Martin works collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams and structurally disadvantaged groups to conduct community-driven research focusing on health equity and social justice. Primarily through the use of qualitative methods, her research explores health equity and social justice from the perspective and lived experience of marginalized groups.


Dr. Martin currently serves as a co-principal investigator on a CIHR-funded study to explicate the micro- and macro-construction of induced displacement from the perspectives of Little Saskatchewan First Nation youth impacted by the 2011 human-made flood. She was the recipient of three teaching awards and she’s a past president of Xi Lambda Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing Honor Society). Dr. Martin has served as the associate dean, graduate programs in the College of Nursing since 2018. She supervises graduate and undergraduate students with interests in health equity and social justice and students passionate about quality nursing education and health services.



  • Faculty of Graduate Studies, Outstanding Administrator Award (2019)
  • Award of Excellence – Nursing Research, Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (2018)
  • Award for Preceptor and Mentor, Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (2016)
  • Merit Award in Teaching, University of Manitoba Faculty Association (2016)
  • Award of Excellence – Nursing Education, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (2014)
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Nursing (2013)

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