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  • $11.27M

    in research funding in the past five years

  • 156

    Grants and career awards

  • 29

    researchers supported

  • 396

    peer reviewed publications

Research strengths

Our researchers

Find out how our researchers push the boundaries of knowledge to provide real-time solutions to the most pressing challenges affecting patients, caregivers and decision-makers. 

Research Chairs in the College of Nursing

Research in Nursing

Nursing research provides knowledge and solutions about health care. Our researchers work collaboratively with clinical and community partners, as well as other researchers, providing real-time solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by those receiving care, those providing care, and decision-makers who determine how care is delivered.

Read more in the attached PDF below.

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Research funding

Funding is available for College of Nursing students and faculty. Head over to the Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR) for a full list of grants and awards.

Summer opportunity

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Undergraduate Research Awards

As a research-intensive university, UM provides a multitude of unique learning opportunities for undergraduate students to interact with the best minds and research leaders in their fields. Learn which of our department members are accepting students for this summer’s program.

Student research

The Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR) offers a summer research internship for undergraduate and graduate students. It's an exciting opportunity to work one-on one with a faculty researcher and gain hands-on research experience. MCNHR also partners with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Faculty of Education, and the Centre on Aging to run the summer research training institute.

International research partnerships

Supporting international collaboration is a strategic priority for the College of Nursing. We work with international partners whose strategic objectives and research interests align with our own — leading to outcomes that benefit communities on a local, national and global scale.

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La Trobe University – Bendigo & Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Christina West shares an international partnership with Amanda Kenny, PhD, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University. They are collaborating on arts-based research initiatives which focus on family experiences of pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant, partnership engagement, and digital storytelling.

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University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England

Dr. Thomas Hack collaborates with Professors Kinta Beaver and Susan Williamson at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, partnering in projects examining the impact of consultation recording use in oncology, patient needs assessments in oncology, and patient satisfaction with their health care provider.

Helen Glass Research Symposium

The Helen Glass Research Symposium is an annual event where you get to hear from innovative researchers from the frontlines of nursing. The College of Nursing hosts the symposium in honour of Dr. Helen Glass, who was a dedicated pioneer of the nursing profession.

Symposium schedule

The Helen Glass Research Symposium returns September 26 & 28. The virtual symposium will feature a graduate student poster competition and two internationally renowned mixed methods scholars.


Public lecture: How and Why are the Societal Possibilities for Mixed Methods Research Limitless?
Monday, September 26 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Poth, Associate Dean (research), Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta
Watch lecture

Research workshop: Leveraging Integration Across the Inquiry Process in Mixed Methods Research
Wednesday, September 28 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Creamer, Professor Emerita, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Watch workshop

Past research lectures


The Helen Glass Research Symposium is open to all. Register for the public lecture, research workshop and poster competition using the links below.

Public lecture: How and Why are the Societal Possibilities for Mixed Methods Research Limitless?
Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Poth

Research Workshop: Leveraging Integration Across the Inquiry Process in Mixed Methods Research
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Creamer

Graduate Student Poster Competition

Poster competition

The Graduate Student Research Poster Competition will be held Monday, September 26 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  The poster competition is open to all current graduate students in the College of Nursing, including PhD, MN and NP students, and doctoral students in Applied Health Sciences or Interdisciplinary Studies whose advisor is a member of the College of Nursing.

This year's entrants are:

Naomi Armah
Undergraduate Nursing Students' Recommendations for Intercultural Communication in Academia and Practice
Poster | Video abstract

Jess Crawford
Nursing Education and Gender-Affirming Care: Perspectives of Undergraduate Faculty and Students
Poster | Video abstract

Kristen Gulbransen
A Scoping Review: Best Practice Guidelines in the Birth Setting for Pregnant Persons who use Methamphetamines
Poster | Video abstract

Jennie MacMillan Gomez
Gender diverse youth guide strengthening family systems: Using photovoice and thematic analysis to identify youth and family needs
Poster | Video abstract

Trinh Nguyen-Lu
Why so stressed? A mixed methods study exploring stress and coping among newly graduated nurses during COVID-19
Poster | Video abstract

Laura Walton
Patient Role Perspectives in Cardiac Postoperative Pain Assessment and Management: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study
Poster | Video abstract

Program            Judges

Remembering Helen Glass

The Helen Glass Research Symposium is generously supported by the estate of Dr. Helen Glass, who was a dedicated pioneer of the nursing profession. Dr. Glass was named director of the School of Nursing in 1972, a position she held until 1979. She was instrumental in establishing a graduate program in nursing at the university and also in creating the Manitoba Nursing Research Institute — what we now know as the Manitoba Centre for Nursing Health Research (MCNHR).

Visitors to the University of Manitoba campus will note that the College of Nursing is housed in the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing, which was named in 1999 in her honour.

More about Dr. Glass' legacy on UM Today

Sigma Theta Tau - Xi Lambda Chapter

This organization - which spans across the world - brings together nursing leaders, scholars, and researchers committed to improving health by advancing nursing science.

For information on membership, research awards, upcoming events and the executive team, visit the Sigma Theta Tau - Xi Lambda Chapter website.

Research stories

Contact us

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