March 15, 2022

2022 Nursing Research Day showcases graduate students’ thesis work

See the award winners for poster presentations, 3MT presentations and oral presentations from our graduate student showcase March 10
2022 Nursing Research Day Winners
2022 Nursing Research Day first place winners, from left, Sandip Dhaliwal, Jacqueline Wilson and Katherine Wong.

On March 10, the Faculty of Nursing held its fifth annual Nursing Research Day. The event is an opportunity for nursing graduate students to present research they have been working on as part of their thesis work.  

“Nursing Research Day is vital for our Faculty,” says Dr. Nancy Moules, professor and associate dean, research at UCalgary Nursing.

“We have tremendous students who are doing outstanding research and they should be heard and applauded. The presentations of the student research were of professional caliber - presentations and posters you would see and hear at a professional conference. 

“Marc Hall, research specialist, does a remarkable job of organizing, presenting, and vitalizing this event and I look forward to it every year!” she adds. 

Nearly 40 were in attendance for the 10 presentations including poster, 3MT and oral presentations. Many thanks to our judges Drs. Sandra Davidson, Nancy Moules, Andrew Estefan and Lorelli Nowell. 

Thank you to all our nursing graduate students who presented and congrats to winners Sandip Dhaliwal (Poster Presentations, first place), Jacqueline Wilson (3MT, first place) and Katherine Wong (Oral Presentations, first place). 

“All the presentations were phenomenal - I was so impressed,” says Hall. “Our graduate students are doing such amazing research and I’m happy that we were able to come together to hear about their projects and celebrate their incredible work.” 

Research Day Participants

  • Sandip Dhaliwal (Poster Presentations, first place)
    Understanding the Family Dynamics of Emerging Adults Diagnosed with Blood Cancer and their Parents and Siblings.
  • Jacqueline Wilson (3 Minute Thesis, first place)
    Co-developing an instrument to capture families’ experiences in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Katherine Wong Oral Presentations, first place)
    Understanding the Experiences of Children who are Dying through their Artistic Forms of Expression: A Hermeneutic Study
  • Carol Flegg
    Arts-Based Learning and Critical Reflection: A case study with Community Health Nurses

  • Jelena Komanchuk
    Strategies to support recruitment and retention in an online parenting study for families experiencing vulnerability.

  • Jenise Finlay
    Emerging Adult Women with Chronic Pain: A Narrative Inquiry

  • Julia St. Louis
    Learning Experiences of NICU Nurses in Providing Palliative Care

  • Katherine Stelfox
    Understanding how healthcare aides working in long-term care made sense of palliative care in the context of the coronavirus pandemic

  • Danielle Fuchko
    Mobile Burn Disaster Response Teams: A Scoping Review

  • Lisa Alphonsus
    Understanding the Experience of Emergency Department Nurses Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic