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Nursing Matters 2021-01-19
Research Funding Awarded
The Government of Canada recently announced that University of British Columbia’s Dr. Farinaz Havaei and Dr. Joanie Sims-Golds will lead an investigation to understand the impact and implementation of the “one high-risk site” staffing policies in long-term care homes (LTC). This was part of a larger announcement of $1.8M in funding for implementation science research to understand the impact of efforts to keep LTC residents, their families and caregivers, and staff safe from COVID-19.
BC Cancer announces Dr. Leah Lambert's appointment to new role
BC Cancer named UBC Nursing alumna Dr. Leah Lambert as the Executive Director and Senior Scientist of Nursing and Allied Health & Knowledge Translation following her CIHR Health System Impact Post-Doctoral Fellowship embedded at BC Cancer (see page 20) supervised by Dr. Sally Thorne.
Dr. Lambert also holds a cross-appointment as a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing.
Graduate Student Award Highlights
Lara Nicole Gurney, Outstanding MSN Thesis Award (May 2020)
Congratulations to Lara Nicole Gurney on receiving the Outstanding Thesis Graduate Award for her MSN thesis, Patient Stories Project: A Solution-Based Approach To Decrease Burnout In Critical Care. Her supervisor was Dr. Maura MacPhee.
Raluca Radu, Outstanding MSN SPAR Project Award (May 2020)
Congratulations to Raluca Radu on receiving the Outstanding SPAR (Scholarly Practice Advancement Research) Project Award for her project, Understanding Climate Change in Nursing Practice: An Educational Tool For Nurses. Her co-supervisors were Dr. Maura MacPhee and Dr. Sally Thorne.
Veena Mudaliar, Outstanding MSN Thesis Award (Nov 2020)
Congratulations to Veena Mudaliar on receiving the Outstanding Thesis Graduate Award for her MSN thesis, Exploring the Southern Dakelh First Nations youth’s experiences of wellness. Her supervisor was Dr. Sabrina Wong.
Miranda Cavanagh, Outstanding MSN SPAR Project Award (Nov 2020)
Congratulations to Miranda Cavanagh on receiving the Outstanding SPAR (Scholarly Practice Advancement Research) Project Award for her project, Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Neonatal Sepsis in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: An Integrative Literature Review. Her supervisor was Dr. Manon Ranger.
Andrea Greene, MSN Golden Jubilee Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to the top student in the final year in the MSN Nursing Program. Andrea Greene completed her SPAR project, Use of the Canadian C-Spine Rule by Emergency Department Nurses, with supervisors Dr. Maura MacPhee and Dr. Sandra Lauck.
Navdeep Kaur Dhillon, MN-NP Outstanding Culminating Project
This award is given to a graduate of the MN-NP program in recognition of Outstanding Culminating Project in terms of originality, scope and relevance. Navdeep Dhillon completed her project, Bridging Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in Transgender Men: A Scoping Review, with supervisor Dr. John Oliffe.
Priya Bains, Outstanding MN-NP Graduate Award
A scholarship awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class. Priya Bains completed her project, Screening Older Adult Men for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Scoping Review, with supervisor Dr. John Oliffe.
Shelley Canning, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
This award is given to Dr. Shelley Canning in recognition of her doctoral dissertation, Understanding the Experience of Emotional and Social Engagement for People with Advanced Dementia Living in Long-Term Care, that are outstanding in terms of originality, scope and relevance. Her supervisor was Dr. Alison Phinney.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada highlighted
Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch's COVID-19 research on Instagram.
“To respond to families looking for advocacy help, our team of UBC researchers at the @UniversityofBC & partners at @BCEdAccess and @InclusionBC are co-leading a study on the impacts of the pandemic on inclusive education in British Columbia.”
Glennis Zilm - UBC Alumni Builder Award
Glennis Zilm, BSN Class of 1958, Honorary Professor of the UBC School of Nursing, and co-author (with Ethel Warbinek) of Legacy: History of Nursing Education at the University of British Columbia 1919-1994 has been named a recipient of UBC's 2020 Alumni Builder Award.
The 2020 issue of the UBC School of Nursing's TouchPoints magazine was recently released.
It features profiles on nursing research, faculty and student achievements, program updates, and more.
CNF Student Scholarships
Congratulations to UBC Nurse Practitioner trainees who were awarded with Canadian Nurses Foundation scholarships:
* denotes UBC Nursing trainees
Canadian Journal of Public Health
Trevor Goodyear*, S. Robinson, Emily Jenkins, M. Gagnon, K. Mitchell & R. Knight
BMC Palliative Care
Journal of Community Psychology
Intensive & Critical Care Nursing
Supportive Care in Cancer
J. Galica, Z. Liu, D. Kain, S. Merchant, C. Booth, R. Koven, M. Brundage & Kristen Haase
Canadian Journal Public Health
9 nursery ideas that set your baby up for sleep success
Dr. Wendy Hall, a sleep specialist and professor emerita in UBC’s School of Nursing, spoke about how using a night light and white noise can affect babies' sleep.
UBC study highlights need for more effective staffing in care homes
Even the best-managed long-term care homes will need to step up to get through the second wave of the pandemic, suggests a new study led by UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei.
What it will take to keep nursing home residents safe from COVID-19
UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei says staffing is probably one of the root causes of devastating outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care homes across Canada.
When feeling lonely and unhappy veers into depression: challenges of these pandemic holidays
UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Emily Jenkins spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and seeking out mental health support. The article also mentioned her survey that found more suicidal ideation by Canadians during the pandemic.
COVID-19: UBC study looks at what one long-term care home did right
UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei was interviewed about her study that evaluated the management practices of a large B.C. long-term care facility that successfully kept COVID-19 at bay at the start of the pandemic.
Long-term care study shows how Vancouver home proactively dealt with pandemic
A new study led by UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei, evaluated the management practices of a large B.C. long-term care facility that successfully kept COVID-19 at bay at the start of the pandemic.
EXTENDED Jan. 22, 2021: BC NEIHR Indigenous Graduate & PostDoc Fellowships
Jan. 22, 2021: UBC Work/Learn student wage subsidy
Jan. 29, 2021: UBC Partnership Recognition Fund
Jan. 29, 2021: WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards
Jan. 31, 2021: UBC Sustainability Scholars Program
Feb. 1, 2021: SSHRC Connection Grant
SSHRC Connection Grants — Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research (i.e. online disinformation)
Feb. 2, 2021: SSHRC Insight Development Grants
Feb. 10, 2021: SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage 1
Feb. 12, 2021: WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work
Feb. 28, 2021: COVID-19 Child, Youth & Family Mental Health Impact Grant
April 12, 2021: UBC Nursing – Internal Research Grant
April 21, 2021 (Registration): CIHR Training Grant: Health Research Training Platform
June 22, 2021 (Registration): CIHR Team Grant: Indigenous Gender and Wellness Team Grant
Jan. 18-29, 2021: Virtual Dementia Lab
Jan. 18-29, 2021: Digital tools for workflow and project management
Feb. 1, 2021: NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo
Feb. 22, 2021: NVivo part 2: classification and datasets
Mar. 30, 2021: CASN Virtual Nursing Doctoral Education Forum
May 17-June 4: 2021 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
June 16-18, 2021: IPONS Conference 2020 - Personhood in healthcare
Aug. 21-22, 2021: Nursing Informatics International Congress
Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2021: 11th ICN NP/APN Nursing Network Conference