Research and Scholarship

Where we are

  • Consistent and positive growth in nursing research and research capacity
  • First Canada Research Chair in Spring 2020
  • Multiple research chairs and professorships
  • Strategic refocusing and value on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and educational research
  • Top 5 in research among nurse education schools (Maclean’s 2019 rankings)
  • Pre- and post-award infrastructure/support (UCalgary Nursing Research Office)
  • Community-engaged research and scholarship

Where we are going

  • Enhancing adjunct and community partner relationships
  • Making strategic hires in emerging priority areas to build bench strength and critical mass
  • Developing criteria and pathways for teaching professors
  • Developing leaders and innovators at the doctoral level by offering two terminal degree pathways (DN and PhD)
  • Developing nurse leaders in entrepreneurial thinking and social innovation
  • Increasing focus and building capacity for knowledge translation/mobilization and implementation science

How we will get there

  • Acquiring sustained funding to support research activity including increased endowments and donor funds; increased tri-council funding; matching/leveraging funds and partnership grants; potential contract work with agencies and health systems that align with our areas of strength
  • Fostering researcher development through ReDI (Researcher Development Initiative): applied research workshops with micro-credentials for faculty, staff, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse community of faculty and students who help us strike a balance of research and scholarship excellence; fit with our faculty culture; match our areas of strength; and build on momentum to achieve research excellence

Living the Plan - Research and Scholarship


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