Teaching philosophy

Lisa believes that having a welcoming and safe environment is critical for optimal learning. Additionally, she believes that people can learn from one another’s experiences and perspectives. As such, she aims to create a safe space in which individuals can actively participate and share in the learning experience.

Furthermore, learning should be both fun and meaningful. Lisa tries to include a multitude of learning strategies including the use of reflections and the arts, as well as case studies and clinical examples to exemplify the link to practice.


Lisa Timmerman is an Instructor II in the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba.

After graduating with a bachelor of nursing from the University of Manitoba in 2012, she gained clinical experience working on medicine and in-patient palliative care units in the hospital setting.

While working clinically, Lisa was able to assist in the education of undergraduate student nurses, including fulfilling the role of preceptor for a student completing senior practicum. It was here that her passion for education began.

In 2016, Lisa worked as part of the team that developed the new Supportive and Palliative Care theory course in the revised undergraduate nursing curriculum in the College of Nursing.

After completing a Masters of Nursing degree, she began in the role of Instructor II. In this role, Lisa has taught in skills, clinical and theory courses.

She continues to teach the Supportive and Palliative Care theory course, bridging her passion for nursing education and palliative care together.


  • Master of Nursing (MN), University of Manitoba (2017)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (BN), University of Manitoba (2012)


  • Students’ Teacher Recognition Recipient for the College of Nursing (2021)
  • Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) Medal of Excellence (2018)
  • Irene E. Nordwich Scholarship (2015)
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (2014-2016)

Contact us

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