Building and Being Health Leaders: GSNA Symposium 2020

2020 Graduate Student Research Symposium

Graduate Students in Nursing Association (GSNA)

Date: 01 May 2020

Presented by: Graduate Students in Nursing Association (GSNA) in partnership with the UBC School of Nursing


Building and Being Health Leaders

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Registration: The participant fee of $15 may be paid online at time of registration or may be deferred for cash payment at the door (RSVP with or without online payment).


To celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the 2020 Graduate Student Research Symposium will showcase the research and projects of emerging health leaders. We are interested in the stories of students, clinicians, researchers, and administrators who are leading healthcare change, and how these opportunities have helped them to develop knowledge, skills, and partnerships. In the spirit of Nursing Now’s Nightingale Challenge, we are also interested in hearing how healthcare employers, administrators, and educators are supporting the professional development of emerging health leaders through mentorship, research opportunities, and education.


Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020 | See attached for details

The Graduate Student Research Symposium provides an opportunity for graduate students to share innovative projects, scholarship, and research in a dynamic, interactive, and supportive setting. Students in graduate and undergraduate programs in nursing, midwifery and other health-related fields are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation. This year, we are also inviting clinicians, researchers, and administrators to submit abstracts to present alongside students to promote dialogue, networking, and advance professional development. A variety of submissions are welcome, including:

  • Preliminary findings or completed research projects
  • Theoretical, philosophical, or policy papers
  • Reflections or reports on professional development opportunities/projects
  • Nurse Practitioner capstone projects
  • Midwifery student projects or papers
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) synthesis projects
  • Undergraduate honours projects
  • Thesis or dissertation proposals



GSNA 2020