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Food for Thought: The Faculty of Nursing Breakfast Series

Learn how nursing research makes a difference to our quality of life! The Faculty of Nursing Breakfast Series is made up of four annual lectures, meant to inform the community about innovations in nursing research and nursing knowledge around a variety of topics.  Everyone is welcome to come for breakfast and enjoy an informative talk, followed by a Q & A.

Presenting sponsor: Amica at Aspen Woods

 

How do ethnicity and gender influence cardiac symptoms and access to care?

Speaker: Kathryn King-Shier RN PhD, professor and the Guru Nanak Dev Ji DIL (Heart) Research Chair

Thursday February 16, 2017
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Senate Room, Hotel Alma

Kathryn King-Shier is jointly appointed to the Faculty of Nursing and Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. She joined the University of Calgary in 1999 and was supported by Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions for 13 years.

She has held competitive research funding from bodies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her program of research focuses on the influence of ethnicity and sex/gender on cardiovascular disease symptoms, access to care and prevention activities.

 

Leading our young — Next generation nursing leadership

Speaker: Dianne Tapp RN PhD, professor and dean, Faculty of Nursing

Tuesday June 6, 2017
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Senate Room, Hotel Alma

Dianne Tapp has held numerous leadership roles including head nurse in a coronary intensive care unit, assistant director of an information systems department, practice consultant for a professional nursing association and associate dean of graduate programs for the Faculty of Nursing before becoming dean in 2009.

She is an award-winning nursing leader; recipient of the 2012 Canadian Nurses’ Association Order of Merit for Nursing Administration and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing 2015 Excellence in Nursing Administration Award.

 

Creating dementia-friendly communities: Sharing current initiatives

Speaker: Kimberly Shapkin RN, NP, GNC(c), instructor, Faculty of Nursing

Thursday August 24, 2017
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Amica at Aspen Woods, 10 Aspenshire Dr. S.W., Calgary, AB 

Kimberly Shapkin has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years with the last decade as a Nurse Practitioner (NP).  She initially worked as a critical care nurse and nurse practitioner before focusing her NP practice in the area of seniors’ health and palliative care. Her scholarship interests include expanding NP practice in the areas of palliative care and symptom management with seniors.

She taught at Douglas College in New Westminster before spending time in Kansas City where she worked on the No One Dies Alone initiative, a program that trains volunteers to be with patients in their final days.

In addition to her new role teaching in the NP program, Shapkin is a member of the seniors health team at AHS, specifically Integrated Supportive and Facilitated Living where she focuses on palliative and end-of-life care. 

Welcome to Parenthood – Alberta: Combining neuroscience and mentorship to improve maternal mental health

Speaker: Karen Benzies RN PhD, professor and associate dean (research), Faculty of Nursing

Thursday November 23, 2017
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Senate Room, Hotel Alma

Karen Benzies is a professor and associate dean (research) with the Faculty of Nursing. She is also an adjunct research professor with the Department of Paediatrics. She leads a program of research at the University of Calgary in early parent and child relationships with a focus on children at risk for developmental delays, including behaviour problems.

She has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 40 technical reports and two book chapters. She has received numerous awards including, in 2010, the CARNA Nursing Excellence in Research Award, the highest honour for nurse scientists in Alberta.