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Our faculty members are prominent Canadian nurse researchers who are generating knowledge in a variety of fields including global health in developing countries, end of life care, the stresses and demands on nurse leaders, the use of cutting edge technologies in teaching, working with families and children with disabilities and promoting healthy activity in nursing students. These are just a few examples of research taking place in the College of Nursing.

Our faculty and staff are awarded provincial, national and international research funds to explore important local and global health topics and many receive awards for their outstanding research. Highlighted below are some of the most recent College of Nursing research related news stories.

Researchers Aim for Age-Friendly Campus Designation

With an aging baby boomer population and an increasingly age-diverse workforce the designation of an age-friendly campus at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is timely and warranted. Co-Principal Applicants, Dr. Megan O’Connell (Department of Psychology, U of S) and Dr. Shelley Peacock (College of Nursing, U of S) along with Co-investigator, Dr. Marjorie Delbaere (Edwards School of Business, U of S) are working together to determine the Feasibility of an Age-friendly Campus Environment at the U of S (FaceUS).

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Dr. Louise Racine Receives SRNA Award

We are extremely pleased to announce Dr. Louise Racine was recognized by  the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA) at their annual award  banquet as the recipient of the Effie Feeny Award for Excellence in Nursing Research.

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Researching Rural Sports and Recreation

While almost  every Canadian community has some form of organized sport or other structured  recreation available for children, nationwide participation has been declining.  College of Nursing’s Dr. Hope Bilinski and her team of co-investigators Dr. Tara-Leigh McHugh (University of  Alberta), Dr. Ulrich Teucher (University of Saskatchewan) and Ms. Amy Shipley  and Ms. Cheryl McCallum (Sask Sport Inc.) are hoping to use a Social Sciences  and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Sports Participation Initiative Grant  to get to the bottom of this.

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Advancing Northern Nursing Education

Accessible nursing education is critical for a stable and effective northern health care system.  The College of Nursing has been working on providing access to nursing education in Northern Saskatchewan for a couple of years, but recently, we have expanded our reach and worked collaboratively with UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the North Eastern Federal University in Siberia to establish the University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Northern Nursing Education.

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Educating Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities about Health Relationships

Faculty member Dr. Lee Murray has been working with community partners aculty member Dr. Lee Murray has been working with community partners for over 10 years to educate adolescents with developmental disabilities about safe environments and healthy relationships. The program provides students with educational resources and teaches students about healthy peer relationships.

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