Engaging students in research
MCNHR Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition
On May 12, 2015, Graduate Students from the College of Nursing gathered in the atrium of the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing to participate in the Annual MCNHR Graduate Student Research Poster Competition. This competition was established to provide a forum for graduate students to showcase the research that they have recently completed, or which is in progress. The poster competition was held in conjunction with the events of the Dr. Helen Glass 2015 Researcher in Residence week.
The winners of the Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition for 2015 were:
- First place winner: Yenly Londono. (William Diehl-Jones, RN, PhD, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and Maureen Heaman, RN, PhD, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba.) “Probiotics for Preterm Infants: Factors affecting implementation in Canadian and American Neonatal Intensive Care Units”. Prize awarded: $500 UofM bookstore gift card. The top poster also received a one-year membership to the Canadian Association for Nursing Research.
- Second place winner: Suzanne Lennon. (Maureen Heaman, RN, PhD, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba.) “Gender differences in perception of pregnancy risk among women with gestational diabetes and their male partners: A mixed methods study proposal”. Prize awarded: $300 UofM bookstore gift card.
- Third place winner: Krystal Boyce-Gaudreau. (Diana Clarke, RN, PhD, Associate Dean and Director of MCNHR, and Trevor Strome, Manager, Informatics & Process Improvement, Emergency Program, WRHA.) “Substance Related Presentations to the Emergency Department in Winnipeg from January 1/2011 to December 31/2013”. Prize awarded: $200 UofM bookstore gift card.
- Fourth place winner: Miriam Gonzalez. (Diana Clarke, RN, PhD, Associate Dean and Director of MCNHR, Christine Ateah, RN, PhD.) “The impact of knowledge on attitudes of emergency department staff towards patients with substance related presentations: A quantitative systematic review”. Prize awarded: $100 UofM bookstore gift card.
Thank you to all graduate students that participated in this competition. A special thank you to our MCNHR members who served as poster judges: Shelley Marshall, Graduate Student and College of Nursing 2014 Graduate Poster Competition Winner; Barbara Wheeler, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. Boniface Hospital; and Lisa Albensi, Chief Nursing Officer, Seven Oaks Hospital for their thorough consideration of the competitor’s posters.