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    Canada Research Chair

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  • Professor

    College of Nursing
    Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
    Room 491 - 89 Curry Place
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-8818
    Fax: 204-474-7682
    Email: genevieve.thompson@umanitoba.ca

Research summary

Dr. Genevieve Thompson’s research aims to make a positive change and to improve care within long-term care by focusing on the delivery of high quality, respectful and compassionate care for those living and dying in this setting along with those that visit and work in this care setting.

Research affiliations

  • Research affiliate, Centre on Aging
  • Research affiliate, Riverview Health Centre

Research groups

  • Nursing Home Research Team Interest Group


  • Long-term care
  • Palliative approach
  • Person-centered care
  • Qualitative research
  • Quality care


Dr. Thompson is passionate about improving the care of those living, dying, visiting and working in long-term care. She holds a Research Chair in Person-Directed Living, supported through Riverview Health Centre and the College of Nursing.

Her program of research has been supported by both tri-agency and provincial funding.

Dr. Thompson has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has written several book chapters.

She is a university senator and serves on numerous committees at the University, Faculty and College of Nursing levels. She is a board member of Palliative Manitoba.

Currently, she teaches in the undergraduate program (NURS 2518 Health & Illness 2: The Older Adult; NURS 3510 Client & Context 3: Supportive and Palliative Care) and a graduate level course in qualitative research methods.

She supervises students with interests in care of the older adult, palliative and end-of-life care, and long-term care.


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manitoba (2007)

Master of Nursing, University of Manitoba (2003)

Bachelor of Nursing, University of Manitoba (1997)



  • Manitoba Gerontological Nurses Association (MGNA) Distinction Award - Education/Research/Administration
  • Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) Professional Nursing Awards of Excellence – Nursing Research


  • University of Manitoba RH Award (Health Sciences) (Awarded to two top early-career researchers in health science for innovation and impactful research)


  • CIHR New Investigator


  • Canadian Association for Nursing Research, Outstanding New Investigator Award


  • Excellence in Professional Nursing Award (Nursing Research) from the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

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Contact us

College of Nursing
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus) 
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada