Catherine Laing

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Faculty of Nursing

Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing


University of Calgary, 2013


University of Calgary, 2008


University of Calgary, 1998


University of Calgary, 1994

Contact information


Office: 403.210.6135

Web presence

YouTube Video


Professional Faculties Building : PF2240

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Bode



Research Interests

  • Pediatric oncology
  • Families
  • Social return on investment in healthcare
  • Hermeneutic research
  • Innovative health care delivery approaches


Dr. Laing’s program of research is in the field of Pediatric Oncology. Having an extensive background in clinical, educational, and administrative areas in this field, her doctoral research was a hermeneutic study related to understanding the meaning and effects of children’s cancer camps for the child with cancer and the family. Dr. Laing’s current research interests lie in understanding the therapeutic value of digital storytelling with pediatric oncology patients, and she is also working on incorporating the methodology of Social Return on Investment in the healthcare setting where questions of social value are present. Dr. Laing is active at the local, national, and international levels of pediatric oncology nursing.


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