Sydney Farkas

Adjunct Clinical Associate

Faculty of Nursing

MN - Specialty: Nursing Teaching Focus

Athabasca University, 2015


University of Calgary, 2007

Contact information

Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Oncology best practice
  • Adult education
  • Online learning, flipped classroom and e-simulation


Sydney is the Provincial Educator/Coordinator for the Oncology Practice Readiness Education Program (O-PREP) in Alberta Health Services, in the Health Professions Strategy and Practice portfolio. She works to advance development, planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of oncology orientation and education in CancerControl Alberta.

She is a certified oncology nurse with the Canadian Nursing Association and has more than 10 years of oncology experience. Her diverse experience includes former roles as: clinical nurse educator at Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Systemic Therapy and Blood and Marrow Transplant, frontline systemic therapy nurse, solid tumour and hematology clinics and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre Screening for Distress Coordinator.

Sydney is active at local, provincial, and national levels of oncology and has been an executive for ONIGA—South, a Chapter of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) since 2008.


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