Associate Professor of Teaching and Undergraduate Electives Program Co-cordinator
Ms. Dhari is an instructor in the nursing undergraduate program. A faculty member since 2013, Ms. Dhari has background in Public Health nursing, with a strong interest in engaging students in service learning in the primary health care context, especially with community agencies serving populations marginalized by society. She developed, in consultation with other health professions, a series of flipped classrooms to promote in-depth knowledge related to specific topics. Ms. Dhari is a recipient of Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice, 1995, College of Registered Nurses of BC.
- MSN (Nursing), University of British Columbia
- BN (Nursing), University of Manitoba
Affiliations & Links
Honours & Awards
- Excellence in Nursing Education, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (2019)
- The Special MEDEA Jury Prize (Educational Award) - https://www.medea-awards.com/home for Cognitive Rehearsal About Bullying (CRAB) project vignettes – video. 2021
- CRNBC Award Excellence in Nursing Practice (1995)
- Excellence in Nursing Education, Nurses’ and Nurse Practitioners of BC (2019)
- UBC School of Nursing Centenary Medal of Distinction in 2019.
- 2016 Excellence and Innovation Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Award, UBC School of Nursing Flexible Learning Initiative Project, Team Member, 2016 (National) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flTbGIJ1o6U
- Innovative Safety Leadership Award, UBC, October 2018 – APSC Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) (Local) https://www.chbe.ubc.ca/2018/11/07/apsc-team-reveives-award-for-innovative-safety-leadership/c
- 2017 BC Quality Culture Trailblazer Award runner up – The IHI ICAN- UGM Foot soak project won an award, March 2017.
- Member - UBC School of Nursing Anti-Racism Committee (ARC)
- Member - Indigenous Cultural Safety Strategic Initiatives Committee (ICSSI)
- Member – UBC SoN Critical Research in and Healthcare Inequities (CRiHHI)
- Member - Sylvia Think Tank – Co-Chari of Policy Brief working group
- Member – South Asian Covid-19 Taskforce
Area of work:
Primary Health care, Community health with a focus on Public health nursing and Social pediatrics. Social Justice.
- Social Justice
- Engaging community agencies serving populations marginalized by society to create service learning opportunities for UBC nursing students.
- Stress management strategies, promoting wellness
- Indigenous health
- Health promotion for families with young children birth to 24 years – How to keep them healthy and prevent illness.
- Simulation learning
- History of Public Health Nursing in BC
Area of Research
- Social Justice
- CRAB – Cognitive Reframing Against Bullying
- Social Pediatrics – clinical learning
- CRAB – Cognitive Reframing Against Bullying – Team member
- Simulation - PI
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
Campbell, S.H., Aredes, N.D.A. & Dhari, R. (2018). Chapter 4: Teaching and Evaluating Therapeutic Communication in Simulated Scenarios. In S.H. Campbell & K. Daley (eds) Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making it REAL (3rd Ed). (pp.27-36). New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.
O’Flynn-Magee, K., Dhari, R., Esson, L., & Rodney, P. (2021). Commentary: Exploring the intersections between bullying and racism. Nursing Leadership, 34(3), 34-39. doi:10.12927/cjnl.2021.26595
O'Flynn-Magee, K., Rodney, P., Maitland, S., Proznick, K., Turner, H., Esson, L., Dhari, R., Poon, A.F.Y., Radu, R., & Scholte, T. (2021) "The CRAB Workshop: Using Forum Theater and Cognitive Rehearsal to Address Bullying in Nursing Education. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière, 7(2), Article 2.doi: https://doi.org/10.17483/2368-6669.1290
O’Flynn-Magee, K.; Dooner, C.; Choi, A.; Radu, R.; Dhari, R.; Esson, L.; Poon, A. & Rodney, P.. "Just Because I Am A “Student” Does Not Mean I Should Tolerate It: Students’ Perspectives of Forum Theatre to address Bullying In Nursing Education". (2021). Quality Advancement in Nursing Education.
Dhari, R., Pixton, Mathew and Macphee, Maura Social Pediatrics in a Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum Program, (2021). Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.
Boschma G.; Roberts E; Dhari R.; Mahabir G.; Walter S. & Haney, C. (2015). Nobody Ever Asked Me About My Career: Public Health Nurses Oral Histories Preserved. (2015). The Bulletin of the UK Association of the History of Nursing. Vol 4 November.
Lynam, M.J., Gurm, B., & Dhari, R. (2000). Exploring perinatal health in Indo-Canadian women. Can Nurse, 96(4), 18-24.
Dhari, R., Patel, I., Fryer, M., Dhari, M., Bilku, S., & Bains, S. (1997). Creating a supportive environment for Indo-Canadian women. Can Nurse, 93(3), 27-31.
Artistic Works, Performances, Designs
- Vignettes to address bullying in nursing - Cognitive Rehearsal to Address Bullying, 2021
- Film: Juric, A. & Dhari, R. (2020). Reflections From a Time of Stillness, 2020 https://vimeo.com/412179475/49dc35cd7e
- Film: Dhari, R. & Juric, A. (2020) Unseen Ranjit’s Story https://vimeo.com/440063875
- O’Flynn-Magee, K., Esson, L., Dhari, R…….et al. (2020). Stepping out of the Shadows; A Story about Bullying in Nursing. Self-published graphic novella with funding support from a UBC TLEF (Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund).
- Videos: Therapeutic Communication – Developed a 3 part video for simulation project. I acted as the RN in 3 teaching simulation videos good communication, bad communication and mixed communication, 2016
- Diabetes Module – supervised the creation of a module by UBC Nursing students for UGM Diabetes staff training project. See story on ‘UBC Community Nursing Matters’ blog https://blogs.ubc.ca/communitynursingmatters/2017/02/27/ugmdiabetes/ Video on project: https://blogs.ubc.ca/communitynursingmatters/synthesis-projects/videos/
2016 - present, Created a UBC Nursing Blog “Community Nursing Matters” to showcase UBC SON faculty and students' participation in community engagement initiatives. This has been created with support from Dr. Khristine Carino. The site provides a platform for students and faculty to voice and share their learning. https://blogs.ubc.ca/communitynursingmatters/author/ranjit-kaur-dhari/
2016 Selected by Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) for an article interview re: participation in ‘Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment’ course. http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/tble/
2016 UBC SON Community Nursing Matters Blog: “Linking Course Content to Clinical Practice: UBC Nursing Students in Partnership with Union Gospel Mission https://blogs.ubc.ca/communitynursingmatters/2015/11/19/linking-course-content-to-clinical-practice-ubc-nursing-students-in-partnership-with-union-gospel-mission/
Ms. Dhari is an Assistant Professor of Teaching within the nursing undergraduate program. As a long-time employee with Vancouver Coastal Health, she has held various positions, including a leadership role as the Educator for Public Health Nurses in the Vancouver Community. She is interested in the areas of Public Health Nursing and Health Promotion, which she brings into her teaching with undergraduate students. She has been a Clinical Associate for Population Health course (NURS 336) and established 2 new clinical sites: (1) Ravensong community health Centre (RSCHC) and (2) Richmond Public Health Services. She has also implemented “Group facilitation skills” workshops into the clinical curriculum and co-facilitates these workshops each rotation. Each workshop provides foundational presentation and facilitation skills to students.
- NURS 180 Stress and Strategies to Promote Wellbeing.
- NURS 301 – Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: Primary Healthcare
MN, MSN - non-thesis