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  • $12.67M

    in research funding in the past five years

  • 149

    grants and career awards

  • 25

    researchers supported

  • 492

    peer reviewed publications

  • 411

    awards and honours

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 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.

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 March 4 – 5, 2024. The symposium will feature a public lecture, workshops and a graduate student poster competition.

This year we will be answering the question “Canada’s Health Workforce Crisis: How can Research Address Solutions?”

Join us to hear from researchers studying the complex impacts unfolding in the Canadian health-care system.

Helen Glass Lecture schedule:

  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Registration and Welcome Reception (non-alcoholic drinks and appetizers will be served)

  • 6:30 p.m. - Opening Remarks and Welcome

  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Public Lecture, Dr. Ivy Bourgeault


Helen Glass Lecture keynote speaker: Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
Monday, March 4 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Canadian Museum for Human Rights


Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD, is a professor in the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa and the University Research Chair in Gender, Diversity and the Professions. She leads the Canadian Health Workforce Network, the Empowering Women Leaders in Health initiative and co-leads the Team Primary Care: Training for Transformation project. Bourgeault has garnered an international reputation for her research on the health workforce, particularly from a gender lens.

Past research lectures


The Helen Glass Research Symposium Lecture is open to all.

Register for the public lecture, research workshop and poster competition using the links below.

Helen Glass Lecture

Research Workshops & Graduate Student Poster Competition

Poster competition

Poster submissions for the 2024 Graduate Student Research Poster Competition are now being accepted. This event is supported by the Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR). We encourage all graduate students to consider submitting a poster.


The Graduate Student Research Poster Competition has been established to provide a forum to showcase the graduate student engagement in research and/or scholarship.


The poster competition is open to all current graduate students in the College of Nursing and doctoral students in Interdisciplinary Studies or from other graduate programs whose advisor is a member of the College of Nursing.

To be eligible, graduate students must:

  • Submit a PDF of their research or scholarly poster and a poster abstract by February 20, 2024.

  • Be prepared to present their poster in a moderated poster session (3-4 minutes) or to provide a video presentation (3-4 minutes) of their poster.

  • The moderate poster session or video presentation will be held at the Helen Glass Research Symposium Graduate Student Poster Session on March 5, 2024, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Smartpark, 100 Innovation Drive, Fort Garry Campus.

  • Students may utilize a printed poster from a previous conference/event for display provided it is 1) representative of their current graduate work and 2) this version of the poster has not been submitted previously to the HGRS graduate poster competition. Please note, that you will still need to submit a pdf version of the poster

  • Please note: Students are only allowed to submit 1 poster for this competition. Students may also be asked to print a hard copy of their poster to display at the poster session.

Criteria for evaluating posters

Judges will evaluate posters and poster abstract based on the following criteria:

  • Appearance & organization

  • Content/scientific merit

See evaluation rubric

Submitted PDF posters will be shared through the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences website. Poster participants will be invited to present their poster in a moderated poster session or to provide a video presentation of their poster share at the Graduate Student Poster Session on March 5, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Poster abstract instructions

The Poster Abstract should be 250 words or less and should summarize the overall objectives being presented in the poster. We recommend that you organize the abstract using a structured abstract format with the following headings, where appropriate, purpose, methods, results, conclusions.


Five awards will be presented on March 5, 2024. Each award winner will receive:

  • An award certificate

  • A $200 gift card

  • Announcement as an award winner in the College of Nursing and MCNHR newsletter, monthly congratulations, annual report and website.

Deadline for submitting a PDF version of the poster and poster abstract is February 20, 2024.

Submit here

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