• Lynda Balneaves.
  • Associate professor

    College of Nursing
    Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
    Room 495 - 89 Curry Place
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-6353
    Fax: 204-474-7682

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Dr. Balneaves has been a nursing leader for over 25 years in the fields of psychosocial oncology, shared treatment decision making and complementary and integrative health care. She is the principal investigator of the Complementary Medicine Education and Outcomes (CAMEO) research program and has published and presented on topics related to integrative oncology, medical and non-medical cannabis, treatment decision making, and knowledge translation.

She is currently the immediate past-president of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and is deputy director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC). She teaches evidence-informed practice courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervises students interested in the lived experiences of people affected by cancer, treatment decision-making process, complementary and integrative health care, medical and non-medical cannabis, knowledge translation and mixed methods.



  • Award of Excellence in Research from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (2012)
  • Public/Media Engagement Award from the UBC School of Nursing, (2012)
  • Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Award of Excellence in Nursing Research (2010)


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