University of Calgary

Heather Bensler

  • Assistant Dean
  • Associate Professor (Teaching)

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Heather Bensler joined the Faculty of Nursing in August 2017 as a tenure-track instructor and the Director of Indigenous Initiatives with a focus on faculty and curriculum development. Her previous teaching experience included teaching Maternal Newborn, Community, Pathophysiology and Health Promotion at the School of Nursing, Mount Royal University. Heather has worked in the South American jungle developing medical training programs with indigenous leaders that continue to be used in South America, Africa and South East Asia. Heather is passionate about global health, obstetrics, and nursing education. During her graduate work at Trinity Western University, Heather was the knowledge translation lead for a unit-wide obstetrics quality improvement project where she continues to practice. 

Research Interests

  • Maternal Newborn Health
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Indigenous Health 

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