• Lynn Scruby.
  • Assistant professor

    College of Nursing
    Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
    Room 321 - 89 Curry Place
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-6659
    Fax: 204-474-7682
    lynn.scruby@umanitoba.ca

Research affiliations

Research groups

Research summary

My research program in the College of Nursing, Rady Faulty of Health Sciences, is focused on promoting social justice and equity in the provision of health and social services to populations at risk for poorer health outcomes. Through community-based research, I seek to build knowledge and advocate for changes in programs and policies to address the needs of vulnerable populations. Most recently my research involves leading an interprofessional collaborative team of researchers from the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences. Our interprofessional team is researching the experiences of refugees and providers of refugee health care within the health care system in Manitoba. Our next study will build on these findings and seek to learn from interprofessional groups of students about their knowledge gaps in providing care to refugees. Ultimately our goal will be to develop an interprofessional simulation learning experience to address these knowledge gaps and to develop student competency in providing care to refugees. Our research team has mentored undergraduate and graduate student researchers and we continue to welcome this opportunity.

Biography

Dr. Lynn Scruby is an established faculty member in the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences with a solid record of teaching, research and service. She has taught community health in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Her areas of teaching expertise include: health promotion, population health, knowledge translation and health policy. She is currently course leader for the Integrative Focus course in the graduate program. Her research interests have focused on: the role of community nurses in health policy using a feminist lens, programs and policies for low income women with children, collaboration with a community health centre and a community ministry, building relationships with inner-city agencies, rural women’s  health within the context of the sport of curling, and refugee health care provision. She believes her research can make a difference to the community and have policy impact through service work such as Community Board Member involvement. She recently completed extended terms on the Boards of Klinic Community Health Centre (including the Social Justice Committee) and Wolseley Family Place. She is a Board member of the Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada and a Director of the Irene E. Nordwich Foundation. Dr. Scruby has shared her work through publication and reports and has presented her research at local, national, and international conferences. 

Education

Awards

  • The Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba Inc. Award for Service to the Community; presented at the Celebrating Women Awards Gala (2019)
  • Honored by Klinic Community Health Centre for 10 years of service on the Board of Directors and Social Justice Committee at the Annual General Meeting (2019)
  • Honored by Wolseley Family Place for 9 years of service on the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting (2018)
  • University of Manitoba Recognition and Appreciation for Long and Loyal Service (30 years) (2011)
  • University of Manitoba Recognition and Appreciation for Long and Loyal Service (25 years) (2006)
  • Dr. and Mrs. H.H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Manitoba.  Presented by the University of Manitoba President at Convocation (2005)
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $34,000 over 2 years  (1994-1996)
  • Nominated by the Manitoba Public Health Association for the 1987 Canadian Public Health Association Ortho Award for Advancing the State of the Art of Public Health (1987)
  • Award for Excellence in Professional Nursing Education, Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses presented at the Annual Awards Dinner (1987)
  • Honored for Leadership in Public Health by the Manitoba Public Health Association.  Presented at the MPHA Annual Meeting and Dinner (1987)
  • Honored for contribution to the practice of Public health by election to the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and presented at the School of Public Health Commencement, University of Minnesota (1986)
  • Elected President of the Manitoba Public Health Association at the Manitoba Public Health Association Annual Meeting (1985-1987)
  • Outreach Award, University of Manitoba.  Presented at the recognition reception (1984)
  • Honored for achievement in Graduate Program, G.P.A 3.94 (74 credits) by election to the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing and presented at the Awards Dinner, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1980)
  • Presented the Valedictory Address at the School of Public Health Commencement on recommendation of peers, The University of Minnesota (1980)
  • Scholar, Canadian Nurses Foundation as recipient of the Helen McArthur Canadian Red Cross Fellowship of $3,500 awarded by the Canadian Nurses Foundation of the Canadian Nurses Association (1979)
  • Elected graduate student representative to the Public Health Student Senate. University of Minnesota (1978-1979)
  • Chairperson of the Commencement Commitment for the School of Public Health. The University of Minnesota (1978-1979)
  • The Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada Bursary of $3,500.00, for each year, awarded by the Victorian Order of Nurses (1978-1979)
  • Elected as a Manitoba Delegate to the Canadian Nurses Association Annual Meeting. Halifax, Nova Scotia (1976)
  • The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association Bursary of $1,500.00 awarded by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (1967)
  • The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association Bursary of $1,500.00 awarded by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (1964)
  • The Gold Medal for General Proficiency awarded by St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing and presented at the Commencement. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1964)
  • The Saskatchewan Nurses Christian Fellowship Bursary of $250.00 awarded by Nurses Christian Fellowship (1964)

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