Message from Associate Dean

Dr. Karen Benzies, PhD, RN
Professor and Associate Dean, Research

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary is one of 19 research-intensive nursing schools in Canada. Between 2016 and 2017, our research ranking moved us from seventh to fifth place in the country.

Our vibrant research community is made up of scholars who are advancing nursing practice and transforming health systems in a number of key areas including Child and Family Mental Health and Living Well with Chronic Conditions.

Conducting research in these areas with populations across the lifespan, often in partnership with Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health and a wide range of community agencies, is producing not only meaningful impact, but a milieu for evidence-infused education and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Karen Benzies, PhD, RN
Professor and Associate Dean, Research