2024 Recipients

Graduate Student Grant Sobia Idrees (RN) University of Alberta

2024 Graduate Student Grant Recipient

Sobia Idrees (RN) University of Alberta Development of Future Nurse Scholars and Leaders: Exploring PhD Students’ and Supervisors’ Perspectives in the Context of Dissertation Development and Writing in Western Canada Globally, nurses are the largest group of healthcare professionals, with approximately 27 million accounting for almost 50 percent of all health care professionals globally. World…

2023 Education Research Grant Recipient

Dr. Laura Vogelsang University of Lethbridge Morgan Magnuson (BN, MPH) University of Lethbridge Shannon Vandenberg (BSN, MScN) University of Lethbridge Exploring the use of Icebreakers in Nursing Education: Helpful or Harmful? Icebreakers can come in many forms but often share the common goal of promoting interaction between a group of people. Despite the overwhelming positive…

2023 Graduate Student Grant Recipient

Vernon-John (VJ) Gibbins (RN, PhD(c)) University of Alberta Exploring undergraduate nursing students’ experience of clinical course failure through the lens of achievement motivation Two Canadian studies estimated a shortage of 60,000 full-time registered nurse positions by 2022. Authors cite insufficient numbers of students persisting to graduation as a contributing factor. The recent and ongoing pandemic…

2023 Education Innovation Grant Recipient

Kara Sealock  EdD MEd BN RN CNCC(C) CCNE University of Alberta Mike Paget (BFA) University of Alberta CARDs for Undergraduate Nursing Students In collaboration with the Cumming School of Medicine, a digital computer-based platform will be created for all University of Calgary undergraduate nursing students and students attending at respective nursing education satellites sites. Currently, the…

2023 Recipients

Education Research Grant Dr. Laura Vogelsang University of Lethbridge Morgan Magnuson  (BN, MPH) University of Lethbridge Shannon Vandenberg (BSN, MScN) University of Lethbridge Education Innovation Grant Kara Sealock  EdD MEd BN RN CNCC(C) CCNE University of Alberta Mike Paget (BFA) University of Alberta Graduate Student Grant Vernon-John (VJ) Gibbins (RN, PhD(c)) University of Alberta

2022 Winners

Kristin Petrovic Graduate Student Grant Cheryl Besse Education Innovation Grant

2022 Education Innovation Grant Recipient

Cheryl Besse Cheryl is an Associate Professor (Academic Programming) in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan. Brief Interventions for Anti-Racism Success in Nursing Education This project responds to the TRC and CASN calls to action to include anti-racism training in nursing curricula. It supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of brief interventions…

2022 Graduate Student Grant Recipient

Kristin Petrovic Kristin is a Doctor of Education in Distance Education student and a faculty member and curriculum committee co-lead in the Bachelor of Nursing program at Athabasca University. As an educator, Kristin aims to increase accessibility and remove barriers using open pedagogical approaches in digital distance nursing education. Beth Perry PhD Supervisor. Athabasca University…

2021 Education Research Grant Recipients

Lorraine Thirsk PhD Primary Investigator Dr. Lorraine Thirsk is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University. She has been a registered nurse in Alberta for over 20 years, and her program of research focuses on improving family nursing practices in adult populations facing serious illness. Venise Bryan PhD Co-investigator Dr.…

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