Associate Dean, School of Baccalaureate Nursing

Laralea Stalkie, RN, BNSc, MSN has more than 28 years of experience in healthcare, including public health, community nursing, and acute care. Laralea has a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on curriculum design and development. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society.

Laralea has had a diverse career in nursing and progressive nursing management. After completing her master's degree, she joined St. Lawrence College in 2006, as a Clinical Instructor before moving into a Faculty position the next year, teaching in the areas of health promotion, primary healthcare, and community nursing. She served as Program Coordinator for years 2, 3 & 4 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, for 9 years on the Kingston Campus. Laralea immensely enjoyed her time as a faculty member, teaching approximately 1500 nursing students during her career. She has also mentored many new faculty members during her time in the School of Nursing. Laralea has been involved with curriculum design and development with both the Laurentian University program and the SLC Standalone degree. Laralea was appointed Associate Dean, School of Nursing in September 2022.

During Covid, Laralea assisted on the frontlines as a Quarantine Officer for the Public Health Agency of Canada, and also for the local public health unit performing immunizations. Nursing is something she is very passionate about.

Her areas for scholarship include health promotion, student learning experiences, community health, and community simulation. Laralea has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on these topics over her career at SLC. She has also authored Pearson's Canadian Neighbourhood, a virtual community health resource for nursing, and co-authored community simulations to accompany this. She has recently authored and co-authored chapters in a new Canadian Practical Nursing medical surgical text. 

Research/Scholarship Interests

Professor Stalkie is the Canadian author of the Canadian Neighbourhood, a virtual community designed to enhance nursing education. She has presented at several national conferences in the area of community nursing over the past several years. Research interests include entry to practice education requirements for community health nursing, the impact of the determinants of health on vulnerable populations, family responses in health and illness, advanced planning with people with dementia, health promotion in correctional inmates, and teaching innovation in community health.

Publications & Presentations

Stalkie, L. (2024-in press). Populations Receiving Medical-Surgical Care. In K. Poser. (1st ed.)  Linton and Matteson’s Medical Surgical Practical nursing in Canada. Elsevier.

Stalkie, L. & Cooper, V. (2024-in press). Palliative and Hospice Care. In K. Poser. (1st ed.) Linton and Matteson’s Medical Surgical Practical nursing in Canada. Elsevier.

Stalkie, L. (2024-in press). Sexually Transmitted Infections. In K. Poser. (1st ed.) Linton and Matteson’s Medical Surgical Practical nursing in Canada. Elsevier.

Stalkie, L. & Dowling, D. (2019). Hungry for knowledge: The feasibility of an on-campus food program. St. Lawrence College, ON.

Dowling, D. & Stalkie, L. (June, 2017). The Amazing Assessment: Community Health Nursing. Presentation at the Community Health Nurses’ of Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Dowling, D. & Stalkie, L. (May, 2017). The Amazing Assessment: Community Health Nursing. Presentation at the SLC Nursing Symposium, Brockville, ON.

Stalkie, L. & Dowling, D. (2016). Examination of the Literature: What is known about the learning needs of nursing students and/or nurses entering clinical forensic and/or prison environments? St Lawrence College Synapse Conference, ON. 

Stalkie, L. (June 2016). Using Pearson’s “Neighbourhood” to transform BScN education. Presentation at the Community Health Nurses’ of Canada Conference, St. John's, NLFD.

Clark-McMullen, D., Poser, K., & Stalkie, L. (May, 2014). How “Pearson’s”  Neighbourhood can Influence and Enhance Learning Outcomes in Nursing Education. Presented at the St. Lawrence College Nursing Symposium, ON.

Dowling, D., & Stalkie, L. (June, 2014).  The healthy partnership initiatives: an intersectoral approach to the cultivation of the community health nursing standards in BScN nursing students. Poster presentation at Community Health Nursing Conference, Ottawa, ON. 

Blasko, B., Stalkie, L., & Yateman, S. (June, 2013). Primary healthcare and health promotion in non-traditional community clinical settings: Presentation of a BScN program and a correctional facility collaboration that enables a unique student community clinical practice to advance community nursing competencies. Presented at Community Health Nursing Conference, Kelowna, BC.

Poser, K., & Stalkie, L. (July, 2013). The Canadian Neighbourhood Simulations for Version 1.0. Pearson Canada: Toronto.

Farella, C., Stalkie, L. (2012). How the Neighbourhood by “Pearson” can Influence and Enhance Learning Outcomes in Community Health Education for Nursing Students. Oral presentation at the Community Health Nurses’ of Canada Conference, Toronto, ON. 

Stalkie, L. (2012). The Canadian Neighbourhood. Online resource and faculty guide. Pearson Canada, Toronto, ON.

Dyke, J., Farella, C., Jessup-Falcioni, H., Martin-Saarinen, J., & Stalkie, L. (2011). How nurse educators influence and minimize the impact factors affecting learning outcomes for community health nursing students. Poster presentation at the Community health nursing conference, Halifax, NS.

Kingston Faculty


  • 2008 Master of Nursing (Advance Practice Stream), University of Victoria
  • 2000 Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Queen’s University
  • 1993 Critical Care Nursing Certificate, St Lawrence College
  • 1991 Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University

Career Overview

Tricia comes to the College in August 2015 with a strong acute care background, including in pediatrics (oncology and critical care), emergency nursing and adult surgical nursing. Most recently she has been the clinical educator for both pediatrics and orthopaedics in a busy tertiary care hospital. In this role she strived to support the learning of all nurses on the units from the new graduate to the veteran nurse in an environment that is getting increasingly busier with more complex and acutely ill patients. An area of focus over the last seven years in the clinical setting has been medication safety and the implications to the nursing workload. Tricia is a firm believer in the importance of understanding the basics and then building on core knowledge to excel as a practicing nurse.


1990       MB BCh, Mansoura University, Egypt.
1995       MSc in Internal Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.
1998       MD Thesis in Internal Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.

Career Overview


1991-92                Medical Internship (House Officer) Mansoura Univ. Hospitals, Egypt.
1992-95                Residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.
1995-96                Residency in Critical Care Centre, Cairo University Hospital, Egypt.
2000-02                Clinical Research Fellowship, Southampton University Hospital, UK.
2002-05                Post doctoral fellowship, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Queen’s
                            University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
2004-07                Passed the Medical Council of Canada EE, QE1, and CEHPEA Licence Exams.

Teaching Philosophy and Profile

Dr. Elbatarny is an established educator. He dedicated his expertise to the BScN as well as Science students at both St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University. He uses his medical background and over 10 years of medical practice to provide clinical examples that support nursing students learning. He believes in the learning-centered teaching approach where students rather than the faculty are the focus of the teaching/learning process. He strongly supports the shift in the role of the instructor from an information provider to a learning facilitator. To serve this purpose, Dr. Elbatarny uses a variety of traditional and non-traditional pedagogical tools during his lectures and labs to engage his students and keep them motivated and eager to learn. He pays great attention to the preparation and utilization of PowerPoint to provide an interactive lecture that is highly appreciated by his students. Dr. Elbatarny has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology and Clinical Chemistry to BScN students since 2005. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the department of Biomedical and Molecular sciences at Queen’s University, teaching Pharmacology as well as Physiology to BScN and Science students. Dr. Elbatarny was the recipient of Queen’s Reddick Award for Excellence in Nursing Education in 2013.

Scholarship Profile

1. Scholarship of teaching and learning

Dr. Elbatarny is the founder of the Anatomy Museum/Lab at St. Lawrence College; a one of a kind facility in the entire LU-BScN program collaborating Institutions. This masterwork contains preserved real human parts, complete sets of human bones, models for human organs, as well as sets of histology slides representing various human tissues.

Dr. Elbatarny has recently adopted a unique pedagogical tool in teaching the histology labs by using a microscope fortified with a built in camera to facilitate understanding of variable histology slides while watching a real time image. The tool proved success and efficacy through an analytical research study presented in national and international conferences.

Dr. Elbatarny is currently working on generating a student histology atlas and will be investigating its role in enhancing students’ learning and performance in the histology lab.

2.  Scholarship of discovery

Dr. Elabtarny’s research area of interest is cardiovascular biology. Dr Elbatarny has focused on studying the effect of obesity, as a risk factor, on cardiovascular morbidity and examining the influence of obesity related hormones on platelet functions and published his work in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Currently, he is collaborating on a number of projects involving platelet aggregation and bleeding disorders.

3. Scholarship of service

Dr. Elbatarny is an initiator and a group leader for development of project for updating the Clinical Chemistry Manual for the Nursing students. The authors are Science professors in the collaborating Institutes of the Laurentian University BScN program. This project will be completed in 2015.

Dr. Elbatarny is a reviewer for a number of text books for F.A. Davis and Elsevier publishers.


Kaur, H., Corscadden, K., Lott, C., Elbatarny, H.S., Othman, M. (2014). Bromelain has paradoxical effects on blood coagulability:  A study using Thromboelastography. Mansucript under review for Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis Journal.

Maceachern, K., Kaur, H., Toukh, M., Mumal, I., Hamilton, A., Scovil, S., James, P., Elbatarny, H.S., Othman, M. (2014). Comprehensive Evaluation of Hemostasis in Normal Women: Impact on the Diagnosis of Mild Bleeding Disorders. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print, PMID: 24715368].

Elbatarny, H.S., Maurice, D.H. (2011). Orexin but not Obestatin or Neuropeptide Y Inhibits ADP Induced Platelet Aggregation: Impact on Obesity Related Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 9(Suppl. 2), 775.

Wilson, L.S., Elbatarny, H.S., Crawley, S.W., Bennett, B.M., Maurice, D.H. (2008). Compartmentation and compartment-specific regulation of PDE5 by protein kinase G allows selective cGMP-mediated regulation of platelet functions. PNAS, 105(36), 13650–5.

Elbatarny, H.S., Netherton, S.J., Ovens, J.D., Ferguson, A.V., Maurice, D.H. (2007). Adiponectin, Ghrelin and Leptin Differentially Influence Human Platelet and Human Vascular Endothelial Cell Functions: Implication in Obesity-Associated Cardiovascular Diseases. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 558, 7-13.

Othman, M., labelle, A., Mazzetti, I., Elbatarny, H.S., Lillicrap, D. (2007). Adenovirus-induced thrombocytopenia: The role of von Willebrand factor and P-selectin in mediating accelerated platelet clearance. Blood, 109: 2832-39.

Othman, M., Elbatarny, H.S., Byrne C.D., O’Shaughnessy, D.F. (2007). Von Willebrand Factor Short Sequence Repeat Locus 2 (Intron 40) Consists of Three Polymorphic Subloci. Acta Haematologica, 117(3), 177- 80.

Elbatarny, H.S., Johnston, E., Adams, M.A. (2006). Evidence for Marked Heterogeneity in Matrix Metalloprotease Activity in the Erectile Tissues: Corpus Cavernosum, Bulbus Spongiosum, Pudendal Artery. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 3 (Supplement s5), 343–455.

Elbatarny, H.S., Johnston, E., Adams, M.A. (2006). Marked Tissue-Specific Differences in Urokinase Plasminogen Activity in Corpus Cavernosum, Bulbus Spongiosum, and the Pudendal Artery. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 3 (Supplement s5), 343–455.

Elbatarny, H.S., Maurice, D.H. (2005). Leptin-Mediated Activation of Human Platelets: Involvement of a Leptin Receptor and Phosphodiesterase 3A Containing Cellular Signalling Complex. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab., 289,E695-702.

Conference Presentations

Vanessa Giguere, Elizabeth Johnston, Mazen Toukh and Hisham S. Elbatarny. Pedagogical Tools to Enhance Learning in Microscopic Anatomy Laboratory. The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference. June 17 – 21, 2014, Kingston, ON, Canada - workshop.

Vanessa Giguere, Elizabeth Johnston, Mazen Toukh and Hisham S. Elbatarny. Pedagogical Tools to Enhance Learning in Microscopic Anatomy Laboratory. The 28th annual conference of Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), May 24-29, 2014, Jacksonville, Fl, USA - workshop and poster presentation.

Mazen Toukh, Kathryn Corscadden, Carlene Lott, Hisham S. Elbatarny, Maha Othman. The anticoagulant effect of Bromelain: An in vitro study using Thromboelastography. Abstract presented at: 25th Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), June, 2012, Liverpool, UK - e-oral poster.


  • 2017 Master of Nursing - Focus: Leadership in Health Care Policy and Education
    Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
  • 2008 Bachelor of Nursing Science                                                                                                                                     
    Queen’s University, Kingston, ON


  • 2017 - Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Certificate
    Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
  • 2008 - RN Perioperative Nursing Certificate
    George Brown College, Toronto, ON

Career Overview

Karin joined the faculty of Baccalaureate Nursing in 2019 after working at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto since 2008, where she specialized in pediatric perioperative care, working in the Operating Room and the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit. In addition to this, she has worked as an educator at SickKids’ Centre for Global Child Health since 2013. In her role as Interprofessional Education Specialist at SickKids, Karin worked to develop and deliver curriculum with international partners in Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Karin continues to work clinically on a casual basis to keep current with her nursing practice.

To view Karin’s teaching portfolio, presentations and publications click on the link below:


  • 1990 - MD (MB BCh), Mansoura University, Egypt
  • 1993 - Residency in Clinical Pathology, Mansoura University, Egypt
  • 1995 - MSc in Clinical Pathology, Mansoura University, Egypt
  • 2003 - PhD in Pathology, Southampton University, Southampton, UK
  • 2005 - Post doctoral fellowship training, Queen’s University, CA
  • 2019 - Executive Women in Leadership Certificate, e-Cornell University- SLC funded

Awards and Recognitions

  • Jessenius Distinguished Lecture Award; School of Medicine (Martin, Slovakia). Award for distinguished international research work on Women’s Health 2021.
  • St Lawrence College Academic Excellence Award 2021.
  • The Minister of Colleges and Universities’ Award of Excellence in the category of Everyday Heroes for having stepped up and made a difference during the pandemic and the 2020/2021 school year.
  • Nomination for the Ban Righ Foundation Inspiring Women Mentorship Award 2021 (by Queen’s undergraduate students) 

Career Overview

Dr. Othman is a Physician, Research Scientist, Educator and Mentor. She has strong passion for teaching and learning and is committed to students’ success at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to ~ 15 years of teaching at a university level, she has supervised and mentored many students and trainees (MSc, PhD, Post doc fellows, BScN students at SLC, fourth year life sciences at Queen’s U as well as summer students). She has been teaching science courses:  Pathophysiology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology and Clinical Chemistry for the Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing students at St Lawrence College since 2005. She is an established investigator with over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and her research is recognized internationally. She is an adjunct associate professor at the department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University and has several collaborative research projects within Queen’s as well as internationally. She is an Associate Editor for Seminars in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (STH) Journal and on the editorial board of Research and Practice in thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), a reviewer for a number of Haemostasis journals and a member of several international scientific organizing committees and advisory boards for international haemostasis conferences. She is the previous chairman of the International Scientific Standardization Committee (SSC) on women’s Health Issues in thrombosis and Haemostasis

Teaching Profile

Teaching philosophy and strategies:

My teaching philosophy is centered around the following 5 main points: A) simplifying difficult scientific concepts and continuously relating and linking these concepts to the immediate and remote applications to Human health and disease. B) adapting to the evolving needs of learners. C) building strong academic relationship with my students, continuously mentoring them to achieve excellence and pursue better career opportunities D) using my knowledge, experience, passion and enthusiasm fully inside the classroom to provide students with the best positive learning experience. E) fulfilling the vision and mission of my academic institution in producing high quality graduates that suit the dynamic professional landscape.

I believe science teaching explains the dynamics and the magnificent power of the human body and leads to advancement of knowledge about pathologies and subsequently management of different diseases. In teaching nursing students, I start by connecting the material I am trying to teach to what the students know already then putting things in a broader context, which I believe is a key to exploring its importance. I link basic science to clinical practice and always try to provide the best stimulating and engaging learning environment for students via providing examples and encouraging discussions.

I consider the transmission of knowledge is fundamental in the evolution of a society. Explaining the beauty of things is part of my job that I thoroughly enjoy. I use my comprehensive medical and scientific knowledge from over 20 years of experience. I make sure I am continuously well prepared for teaching sessions. I believe my passion and enthusiasm are critically important to my teaching; not only to stimulate interest and engagement inside classroom, but often play a role in shaping up students’ future choices and career plans. I continue to set up an example as a good educator to help build up strong students and future educators. I share my own professional experiences in the classroom and link it to theoretical and practical knowledge that I teach. I often found this helpful for students to relate to the work force and facilitate their future career plans. I always make sure I am approachable by my students, as I believe this is important to follow up on the teaching/ learning process.

My international experience has given me a unique opportunity to choose from different styles of teaching that suit the learning needs of my students, a capability of understanding diverse students’ cultures and allowed me to use my knowledge of different diseases that are uncommon in the Canadian environment to enrich students’ experiences. I pay attention to the social aspect of teaching; I provide an environment of comfort and respect to all students with their wide range of diversity, that helps instilling confidence in them and strengthening their abilities to progress and achieve high standards.

I effectively communicate with students inside and outside the classroom and strive to understand their evolving needs. I utilize different/ new teaching methods that suit the subject taught and constantly develop new methods that motivate students.

Over the years, I managed to build a reputation of excellent teaching and care for my students’ success that is well recognized by my students and colleagues. I continue through my students’ evaluations to promote this reputation for the benefit of students.

I give special attention to understanding policies and procedures of the education institution I am part of. I continue to work with the system and make continuous efforts to develop courses, curricula and teaching styles as these are keys to improving the learning environment.

Scholarship Profile

Scholarship interest and diverse expertise fall into all pillars of scholarships:

Scholarship of discovery (research)

Dr. Othman has been studying the rare bleeding disorder known as PT-VWD with a defect in platelet GP1BA gene since 2000. She has established an online international database disease registry and led an international project that examined the occurrence of this disorder and established its molecular diagnosis. With over 15 collaborators worldwide, she is a regular speaker at the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) conference and an active member of its Platelet Physiology-SSC.  Dr. Othman was the first to describe a deletion mutation in the platelet GP1BA gene in this disorder and first to describe CAR receptor on blood platelets. She also studies the role of platelet GPIb alpha protein in haemostasis and beyond, and is currently characterizing further the mouse model for the platelet GPIb alpha protein defects. She has developed an interest in coagulopathy and prostate cancer and has investigated the use of the global haemostatic assay thromboelastography (TEG) to assess thrombosis risk stratification in patients under different therapies particularly those under androgen deprivation therapy and completed a longitudinal study in this regard. She also promotes the use of TEG in the obstetric fields and has used the technology in both clinical and animal studies in pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampia and recurrent pregnancy loss and in the context of oral contraceptive use.  Her efforts nationally and international has led to her appointment as the chairman of the International Scientific Standardization Committee (SSC) on women’s Health Issues in thrombosis and Haemostasis. Dr. Othman received funding over the years from the Canadian Hemophilia Society and Prostate Cancer Canada, Queen’s University and St Lawrence College

Scholarship of teaching and learning

Dr. Othman aims to integrate research in the undergraduate years of the BScN program. She developed an undergraduate research elective course for the third year BScN at SLC which is considered one of a kind in Ontario Colleges. The course is based on coaching students to perform a compete research study starting with formulating a research question, reviewing literature, writing a proposal, designing a methodology, conducting a well-controlled experiment, generating data and analyzing them using sound statistical methods and making conclusions and discussing limitations. Students are required to present their research data in a poster and oral open mini symposia as well as writing research reports and manuscripts following specific author guidelines for a journal within a scope of their research discipline. Outstanding projects are provided with opportunities for further development, publications, and submission to local and national conferences. The course has gained popularity over the past four years and has served research training for over 50 students. In this regard, Dr. Othman is a featured speaker on the annual "5th World Congress on Nursing & Healthcare" November 12-14, 2018.

More recently, and in collaboration with Dr. Nancy Sears, she initiated and completed a systematic study to investigate the relationship between the results of the NCLEX-RN exam and the performance of students in the undergraduate courses. Phase 1 of the study was  completed by a systematic literature review was published in 2015 in more recently phase II was also completed by a published report in 2017 with the following title: Canadian NCLEX-RN outcomes: A two-year cross-sectional exploratory study in Ontario.

Dr. Othman continues to develop her teaching materials, style and delivery and adjust it to the evolving dynamic earning needs for her students. She continuously strives to create new learning opportunities for her students. Her new elective course on ‘ Basic and Clinical Immunology” based on SGL, has just came to full fruition and will be offered in winter 2019.

Scholarship of Integration and Application

As an associate editor in Seminars Thrombosis and Haemostasis journal, she is also responsible for guest editing at least one issue (10-14 chapters)/ 2years. This themed journal generates review articles to update the international haemostasis community about the recent findings in bleeding and clotting disorders. This knowledge dissemination is a key in transforming knowledge and experiences among physicians, specialists, researchers, students and trainees that ultimately help guide evidence based practice and/or direct a change in practice. Her responsibility is to select authors and coauthors, topics, invite participation, review/edit all articles and establish the issue contents, write the preface and plan the cover page and work with all corresponding authors and the publisher on the proof reading of all articles. She is also affiliated with the following international bodies: a member of an international working group for standardization of TEG assays and the GP1BA gene curator for the international ISTH Thrombogenomics Committee. This committee works to establish a platform to serve genetic diagnosis of bleeding and platelet function defects world-wide.  Both committees/ groups aid the development and standardization of assays that serve better clinical diagnosis and management of bleeding disorders. Dr Othman is a reviewer on several national and international research grants. And is a regular reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals: Platelets J, Thrombosis & Haemostasis J, Thrombosis Research J, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis and several others. Dr. Othman assumes several other international leadership roles. Examples are: member on the International Scientific Committee for 8th International Symposium on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, March 29-31, 2019, Madrid, Spain and the International Advisory Board for the XXVII Congress of the ISTH and 65th Annual Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) Meeting, Melbourne, Australia.

Publications (past 3 years)


  1. Erez O, Othman M, Rabinovich A, Leron E, Gotsch F, Thachil J. DIC in Pregnancy - Pathophysiology, Clinical Characteristics, Diagnostic Scores, and Treatments. J Blood Med. 2022 Jan 6;13:21-44. doi: 10.2147/JBM.S273047.  
  2. Tafazoli A, Anil Kumar S, Othman M. Thrombocytopathy vs Platelet hyper-reactivity in COVID-19: diverse pathologies, disease outcomes and therapeutic implications. Platelets. 2022 Jan 2;33(1):48-53. doi: 10.1080/09537104.2021.1961718. Epub 2021 Nov 30. PMID: 34847829. 
  3. Collins A, Memtsa M , Kirk E, Othman M, Kadir RA. The risk of Venous ThromboEmbolism (VTE) in Early Pregnancy Loss: Review of the Literature and Current Guidelines and the Need for Guidance. Communication from the SSC on Women’s Health Issues for Thrombosis and Haemostasis. J Thromb Haemost. 2022 Jan;20(1):82-91. doi: 10.1111/jth.15561.   
  4. Lavin M, Luceros AS, Kouides P , Abdul-Kadir  R , O’Donnell J, Baker R I, Othman M, Haberichter S, on behalf of the ISTH Von Willebrand Factor and Women’s Health Scientific Subcommittees. Examining international practices in the management of pregnant women with von willebrand disease. J Thromb Haemost. 2022 Jan;20(1):82-91. doi: 10.1111/jth.15561.


  1. Othman M, Favaloro EJ. 2B von Willebrand disease diagnosis: Considerations reflecting on 2021 multisociety guidelines. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2021 Dec 20;5(8):e12635. doi: 10.1002/rth2.12635.
  2. Othman M, Baker AT, Gupalo E, Elsebaie A, Bliss CM, Rondina MT, Lillicrap D, Parker AL. To clot or not to clot? Ad is the question-Insights on mechanisms related to vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia. J Thromb Haemost. 2021 Nov;19(11):2845-2856. doi: 10.1111/jth.15485.
  3. Tafazoli A, Anil Kumar S, Othman M. Thrombocytopathy vs Platelet hyper-reactivity in COVID-19: diverse pathologies, disease outcomes and therapeutic implications. Platelets. 2021 Nov 30:1-6. doi: 10.1080/09537104.2021.1961718.
  4. Othman M, Cormier M, Barnes GD, Comer SP, Connors JM, Denorme F, Khorana AA, Las Casas PH, Morla S, Muia J, Ní Áinle F, Taylor KA, van der Wal DE, Weyand AC, Lavin M; ISTH Registration, Marketing teams. Harnessing Twitter to empower scientific engagement and communication: The ISTH 2020 virtual congress experience. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2021 Mar 8;5(2):253-260. doi: 10.1002/rth2.12478.
  5. Megy K, Downes K, Morel-Kopp MC, Bastida JM, Brooks S, Bury L, Leinoe E, Gomez K, Morgan NV, Othman M, Ouwehand WH, Perez Botero J, Rivera J, Schulze H, Trégouët DA, Freson K. GoldVariants, a resource for sharing rare genetic variants detected in bleeding, thrombotic, and platelet disorders: Communication from the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Genomics in Thrombosis and Hemostasis. J Thromb Haemost. 2021 Oct;19(10):2612-2617. doi: 10.1111/jth.15459.
  6. Amgalan A, Malinowski AK, Othman M. COVID-19 and Sex-/Gender-Specific Differences: Understanding the Discrimination. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2021 Jun;47(4):341-347. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1715455.
  7. van Galen KPM, d'Oiron R, James P, Abdul-Kadir R, Kouides PA, Kulkarni R, Mahlangu JN, Othman M, Peyvandi F, Rotellini D, Winikoff R, Sidonio RF. A new hemophilia carrier nomenclature to define hemophilia in women and girls: Communication from the SSC of the ISTH. J Thromb Haemost. 2021 Aug;19(8):1883-1887. doi: 10.1111/jth.15397.
  8. Jevtic SD, Malinowski AK, Othman M, Kadir RAA. Physician experiences in management of COVID-19-associated coagulopathy in pregnancy: Communication from the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. J Thromb Haemost. 2021 Oct;19(10):2539-2545. doi: 10.1111/jth.15462.
  9. Malinowski AK, Othman M; International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis' Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis SSC; Platelet Physiology SSC; Platelet Immunology SSC. Obstetric neuraxial anaesthesia in the setting of immune thrombocytopenia and low platelet counts: call to participate in an international registry. Br J Anaesth. 2021 Apr 27:S0007-0912(21)00212-9
  10. Othman M, Gresele Guidance on the diagnosis and management of PT-VWD: A communication from the platelet physiology subcommittee of the ISTH- REPLY to Comment on the disease' nomenclature. J ThrombHaemost. 2021 Mar;19(3):866-867. 
  11. Servante J, Swallow G, Thornton JG, Myers B, Munireddy S, Malinowski AK, Othman M, Li W, O'Donoghue K, Walker KF. Haemostatic and thrombo-embolic complications in pregnant women with COVID-19: a systematic review and critical analysis. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021 Feb 5;21(1):108.
  12. MalhaméI, Othman M, Casais P, D'Souza R, Wald RM, Silversides CK, Sermer M, Shehata N. Communication from the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis: A Survey on Anticoagulation for Mechanical Heart Valves in Pregnancy. J Thromb Haemost. 2021 Mar;19(3):859-864. doi: 10.1111/jth.15213.


  1. McClymont E, Fell DB, Albert A, Alton GD, Barrett J, El-Chaar D, Harrold J, Krajden M, Lipsky N, Maan E, Malinowski AK, Othman M, Raeside A, Ray J, Roberts A, Ryan G, Sadarangani M, Sauve L, van Schalkwyk J, Shah P, Snelgrove JW, Sprague A, Ting J, Walker M, Whittle W, Williams C, Yudin MH, Zipursky JS, Abenhaim HA, Boucoiran I, Castillo E, Crane J, Elwood C, Joynt C, Kotaska A, Martel J, Murphy-Kaulbeck LC, Poliquin V, Ryan SR, Saunders S, Scott H, Money D. Canadian surveillance of COVID-19 in pregnancy: Epidemiology and maternal and infant outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Dec;223(6):969–70. 
  2. Malinowski AK, Noureldin A, Othman M. COVID-19 Susceptibility in Pregnancy: Immune/Inflammatory Considerations, the role of Placental ACE-2 and Research Considerations. Reproductive Biology 2020 Dec;20(4):568-572.  
  3. Kadir RA, Kobayashi T, Iba T, Erez O, Thachil J, Kazi S, Malinowski AK, Othman M.  COVID-19 Coagulopathy in Pregnancy: Critical Review, Preliminary Recommendations and ISTH Registry - Communication from the ISTH SSC for Women's Health. J Thromb Haemost. 2020 Nov;18(11):3086-3098. 
  4. Othman M, Gresele P. Guidance on the diagnosis and management of Platelet- type von Willebrand Disease: a communication from the platelet physiology subcommittee of the ISTH J Thromb Haemost. Aug 2020;18(8):1855-1858. 
  5. Kazi S, Malinowski AK, Othman M. The delights and perils of publishing, knowledge-sharing and critique during a pandemic: Observations from COVID-19 coagulopathies. Thromb Res. 2020;192:37-39. doi:10.1016/j.thromres.2020.05.023
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Katherine Poser is proud alumni of St. Lawrence College Kingston.  She received a diploma from the Registered Nursing program (1995) and a diploma in Critical Care Nursing (1997). She completed her BScN with St. Francis Xavier University (2005) and MNEd from Athabasca University (2011). Katie is currently completing her Doctoral studies at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on understanding the challenge of providing and receiving post-operative pain management for people on opioid agonist treatment.

Career Overview

Provided with very rewarding career opportunities, Katie has had the opportunity to work as a critical care staff nurse and educator. She was granted the privilege of assisting in developing and delivering portions of the curriculum for the New Brunswick Critical Care Program, a joint venture between the University of New Brunswick and the Government of New Brunswick.

In 2006, Katie was asked to join the Government of New Brunswick full time as a Health care consultant to the Minster of Health (New Brunswick), Inspector of Anatomy, Provincial/Territorial Blood Services Liaison Committee member and manager of the New Brunswick Organ and Tissue Procurement Program. During this time Katie developed and implemented best practices in early identification of potential organ donors and translated this knowledge in Canada and Internationally.

Katie was drawn back to Kingston and St. Lawrence College in 2010. She has been involved in teaching the acute care nursing practice courses, optimizing the use of the SLC simulation lab in the BScN program, and preparing students for their NCLEX upon graduation. Katie is passionate about both academia and remaining current in clinical practice and balances her time to include bedside nursing practice in the level 3 Intensive Care Unit at Kingston Health Sciences Center.

In late 2019 Katie developed the curriculum for the St Lawrence College RN Critical Care Nursing Program. This graduate certificate program was launched in 2020 and welcomed over 500 students during its first three years.

Areas of interest for research include perioperative pain management for specialized populations, implementation science, critical care, ensuring authenticity in simulation and mindfulness in nursing education and nursing practice.

Katie welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on exploring any of these or other topics with other researchers and will supervise graduate students who share similar research interests.


Poser, K. (2023) Linton & Matteson’s Medical Surgical Nursing for Practical Nurses. 1st Canadian Edition. Elsevier. Toronto ON (in press)

Allied Health Assistant 1a (2020). eDynamic Learning. Career and Elective Courses.

Anatomy and Physiology 1b (2019). eDynamic Learning. Career and Elective Courses.

Anatomy and Physiology 1a (2019).  eDynamic Learning. Career and Elective Courses.

Galvin, I., Leitch, J., Gill, R., Poser, K. & McKeown, S. (2018). Humanization of Critical Care-psychological effects on healthcare professionals and relatives: a systematic review. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 65(12). DOI: 10.1007/s12630-018-1227-7.

Parsons, T., Bohm, C. & Poser, K. (2018). “A Learned Soul to Guide Me”: The Voices of Those Living with Kidney Disease Inform Physical Activity Programming. Physiotherapy Canada. February. DOI: 10.3138/ptc.2017-01.ep

Poser, K. & Stalkie, L. (2016). The Canadian Neighbourhood-Simulations for Version 1.0. Pearson Canada. Toronto Ontario, Canada

Poser, K. (2008). Ensuring there are more opportunities to GIVE. The Canadian Nurse 104(4) pp. 10-11.


Miller, J., Vader, K., Poser, K., Bobette, N. & Abebe, A. (2022) Chronic pain self-management support in primary care for people undergoing opioid deprescribing: A multiple case study. International Association for Study of Pain Annual Conference. Toronto ON September 19, 2022. 

Dynamics of Critical Care. Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses Annual Conference. Appreciation of Humanity and Empathy in Critical Care. Windsor ON. September 2020. CANCELLED Due to COVid-19 Pandemic.

Kingston Nursing Research Conference. Kingston ON. March 2020. NCLEX Security Simulation Project CANCELLED Due to COVid-19 Pandemic

Sim-One. Montreal PQ. September 2019. NCLEX Security Simulation Project

SLC NCLEX Cram Workshop. Kingston ON. June 2017 and 2018. NCLEX Cram Workshop

SLC Nursing Symposium.  Cornwall ON. May 2015. Tri-campus Clinical Instructor Manual. Poster Presentation

SLC Nursing Symposium. Brockville ON. May 2014. How “Pearson’s” Neighbourhood can Influence and Enhance Learning Outcomes In Nursing Education.

Leading Practices in Simulation Learning-Kitchener Ontario June 2013 A Day at the SPA: How we got there: Will we go again

World Kidney Day-Saint John New Brunswick March 2010 Optimizing the Organ and Tissue Donation system in New Brunswick

“Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (CANNT) Annual Meeting. “The many faces of organ and tissue donation”. Oct 2009. Saint John, NB

Transplant Atlantic-Halifax Nova Scotia- October 2009 Taking the NB GIVE model global

NB Eye Bank Education Day-Saint John New Brunswick April 2008 New Brunswick’s involvement in the Organ Donation Collaborative

Gift of Life Walk: The NB Kidney Foundation April 2008. Fredericton and Saint John New Brunswick Organ donation in New Brunswick. We can make a difference.

Gift of Hope-Moncton New Brunswick April 2008 Organ Donation in New Brunswick

Organ Donation Collaborative-Vancouver British Columbia February 2008 Clinical Triggers: Let’s do this!

Canadian Association for Transplantation Annual Meeting “GIVE Implementing Clinical Triggers into Practice” Feb 2008. Mont Tremblant, PQ.



  • Advanced Certificate – Emergency Nursing Specialty with Distinction: BCIT (2016)
  • Master’s of Sciences Applied (Nursing): McGill University (2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology: Dordt University (2007)

Career Overview
Heather’s career has been varied from working in northern Ontario in remote First Nations communities to acute care working in emergency departments of trauma centers. Heather was drawn to working in remote First Nations communities after spending a semester in Rapid Lake, Quebec completing her Master’s research and working in the nursing station. Heather currently works in the Emergency department at the Kingston General Hospital to remain current with nursing practice.  

Heather started teaching at St Lawrence College in 2018. She has been teaching acute care nursing practice course along with clinical and labs. Heather is a proponent of experiential learning and engaging students in the learning experience. 

Teaching Portfolio


Kooiman, H., Macdonald, ME., Carnevale, F., Pineda, C., Nottaway, W., Vignola, S. (2012) Minododazin: Translating an Algonquin tradition of respect into youth well-being in Rapid Lake, Quebec. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health. 10(1). 

Stockmeier, CA, Mahajan G, Kooiman H, Austin MC, Szewczyk B, Iyo AH, May W, Rajkowska G. (2009). Cell loss and impaired neuroplasticity in prefrontal cortex and hippocampus during major depressive disorder. Biological Psychiatry 65:173S.

Stockmeier C, Mahajan G, Kooiman H, Austin M, Szewczyk B, Iyo A, May W, Rajkowska G. (2009). Cell loss and impaired neuroplasticity in prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in major depressive disorder (MDD). Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis 69(282).


  •  2014 Masters of Science in Nursing – Focus: Nursing (Intraprofessional Teamwork
    • Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
  • 2010 Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Nipissing University, North Bay, ON

Career Overview

Andrea joined the faculty of Baccalaureate Nursing in 2021 after working in various clinical settings and roles since 2010. She started her career working in acute care on surgical units. After completing her Master’s degree and developing an interest in the care of older persons, Andrea worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in gerontology prior to pursuing her PhD. In 2020, she collaborated with a team on a large pandemic planning project.

Andrea has also worked as a clinical instructor for over 10 years in community, family, pediatric, long-term care, and acute care settings. Andrea also has a keen interest in scholarly work and has collaborated on a number of research projects. Her research interests include care of older persons, polypharmacy, appropriate prescribing, patient safety, work environments and teamwork. She continues to maintain casual clinical work to stay current in practice and connected to the community.

Brockville Faculty 


  • MN (Advanced Practice Leadership), 2007, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • Provincial Instructor Diploma (Post Secondary Education), 2004,Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC
  • BScN (Post-R.N. Program-Distance Ed), 2001, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Nursing - 3 Year Diploma Program, 1985, Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON

Career Overview

Professor Battista’s nursing practice background has been in acute care; most recently the emergency department, but has also included med/surg, pediatrics, cardiology and oncology. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing) – Xi Eta Chapter and the RNAO Research Interest group. Her MN project focused on early recognition of delirium in acute care. Her current area of interests include Ethics, Simulation in nursing education, Research, Gerontology particularly Delirium in acute care.

Although her scholarship in the past has included; reviewing textbooks for publication (Lewis, Brunner [medsurg texts] etc.), several presentations at conferences and a few small funded projects (Evaluation of Snoezelen); since 2010 (when she started at SLC), her scholarship has been centered on the continued development of the BScN program. 

Current Scholarship Activities

  • Evaluation project in collaboration with EOHU to switch to an academic liaison led student experience (pilot fall 2014).
  • Examining the embedded practice of overstocking supplies in an acute care hospital setting in collaboration with CCH (in progress).
  • Reviewing/editing Evolve NSO (Nursing Skills Online) modules to update/include current Canadian references.
  • Peer review (in progress) for a study on test anxiety in BScN students at SLC.


  • PhD in Nursing, 2017, University of Ottawa
  • Masters of Nursing, 2007, University of Southern Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998, University of Ottawa
  • Diploma in Nursing, 1983, Wascana Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences

Professional Associations

  • Registered with the Ontario College of Nurses
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario member
  • Leadership Nurse Interest Group
  • Livingworks, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certified trainer
  • Best Practice Guidelines Champion

Career Overview

Renee Berquist, RN, PhD has over 40 years of experience as a registered nurse. She has been a full-time professor with the St. Lawrence College/Laurentian University collaborative program since January 2007. Her prior experiences are varied and range from acute care, community and management. Staff nurse experiences include neurology and neurosurgical step down unit, hemodialysis, emergency and medicine/palliative care. Management experiences include emergency, intensive care unit, OR/RR, day surgery, obstetrics, medicine, surgery, complex continuing care and outpatient clinics. Renee is a qualitative researcher whose PhD thesis focused on workplace violence in nursing academia.


Zekveld, K. & Berquist, R. (2022). Perioperative Nurse Recruitment: An OR Placement Program for Fourth-Year Nursing
Students in Ontario. American Operating Nurse Journal, August 2022, 116(2). 

Berquist, R, LeBlanc, B & Bradley, P. (2018). Extraordinary Possibilities: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Enhance Positive Practice. Conference proceedings 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector.

Berquist, R, St-Pierre, I, & Holmes, D. (2018). Uncaring nurses:  Mobilizing power, knowledge, difference and resistance to explain workplace violence. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice. 32(2), 199-215. doi: 10.1891/1541-6577.32.2.199.

Berquist, R., St-Pierre, I., Holmes, D. (2017). Uncaring nurses: An exploration of faculty to faculty violence in nursing academia. International Journal of Human Caring. 21(3), 112-119.

Berquist, R, St-Pierre, I & Holmes, D. (2016). Uncaring Nurses: Surviving Academia. Conference Proceedings: Fifth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Broadening our view – responding together. Dublin, Ireland, 26 to 28 October 2016. ISBN 978-90-5740-150-3.

R. Berquist, D. Holmes, I St-Pierre (2014). Using power, knowledge, resistance and differences to examine violence in nursing academia. Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Towards safety, security and wellbeing for all.  Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-90-5740-141-1. Oct 23, 2014. Miami, Florida

Man-Son-Ding, M., McAllister, F., Berquist, R. (2000), Patient Preference-based Treatment Thresholds and Recommendations: A Comparison of Decision-analytic Modeling with the Probability-tradeoff Technique, Med Decision Making, 20: 394-402.


Chao, I., Kutner, L., Kenan de Hanan, J>A, & Berquist, R. (2023). "So you think you can teach globally". Oral panel presentation, St. Lawrence College Learning Connections Conference, Kingston, May 16, 2023.

Berquist, R., Holmes, D. & St-Pierre, I (2020). “From 'Queen Bees' to 'Shining Stars': Strategies to support civility in nursing
education” oral presentation, Netnep 2022, Oct 20‐22, 2022, Sitges, Spain

Zekveld, K. & Berquist, R. (2022). Addressing the Perioperative Nurse Shortage Through Undergraduate Placements: Lessons
Learned. NetNep2022 8th International Nurse Education Conference Oct 19-22, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. Mini oral and poster

Berquist, R., St-Pierre, I., Holmes, D. (2021). Ethical practice environments: recommendations for change in nursing academia.
CASN 2021 May 3-5. Oral presentation/virtual conference.

Berquist, R., Clarke‐McMullen, D., & Carpenter, J. (2021). Research Dialogue: Lessons learned in international research.
Presentation: Laurentian University Collaborative Scholarship Education Sessions. Oral presentation ‐ Online Feb. 23,

Horrigan, J., Van hulle, H., Berquist, R. Rigg, L., Dugas, J & Akpomi-Eferakeya, O. (2021). Testing the Reliability and Validity of
the Public Services Health & Safety Association Violence Assessment Tool. Oral presentation. XXII World Congress on Safety
and Health at Work, Sept 20-23, 2021.

Horrigan, J., Berquist, R. Rigg, L., Dugas, J. & Akpomi-Eferakeya, O. (2020). Violence against nurses: It is not part of the job! Oral
presentation. CROSH May 13, 2020.

Bradley, Pat, Berquist, R. & LeBlanc, B (2019). Extraordinary possibilities: Using appreciative inquiry to enhance positive
educational practice. Oral presentation Netnep 2019 conference, Presentation Sept 3.

Clarke-McMullen, D., & Berquist, R. (2019, May). Transformational learning: Life changing international nursing experiences.
Presentation: Synapse Symposium, Cornwall, Ontario. 

Berquist, R, LeBlanc, B & Bradley, P. (2018). Extraordinary Possibilities: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Enhance Positive Practice. Workshop presentation 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Oct 26, 2018 Toronto, ON.

Berquist, R, Clarke-McMullen, D. & Carpenter, J (2018). Tunaweza (Together we can): The development of a successful cross-cultural nursing elective. Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference. New York City, USA . E-poster presentation March 16, 2018.

Clarke-McMullen, D., Berquist, R., & Carpenter J. (2018). Lessons Learned in International Research. Kingston Nursing Research Conference, Kingston, Ontario  Oral presentation. March 8, 2018.

Berquist, R, St-Pierre, I, & Holmes, D. (2017). Uncaring nurses: A qualitative study examining violence in nursing academia. 2017 Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference. Quebec City. Oral presentation Oct 19, 2017.

Berquist, R. (2017). Transforming nursing academia: Creating respectful and empowering environments. Oral presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Clarke-McMullen, D., Berquist, R., (2017). The Lower Moshi School Nutrition Project: Lessons Learned. Oral presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Rice, J., McRae, M., Doyle, B. Croft, M., VanHerpt, B. ,Berquist, R. (2017).  Together We Can: Reflecting on Cross-Cultural Nursing Experiences. Oral presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Poluha, A. Berquist, R. (2017).  A Universal Language: The Effects of Music on Agitation and Anxiety in Dementia. Oral presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Carpenter J., Berquist, R., Clarke-McMullen, D., Chan, L. (2017). Cultural Sensitivity and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Abroad. Oral presentation at the The Ontario Public Health Convention, Toronto, ON, 30 March 2017

Berquist, R., St-Pierre, I., Holmes, D. (2017). Violence in Nursing Academia: A Qualitative Study. Oral presentation Kingston Nursing Research Conference, March 3, 2017

Berquist, R. (2017). Workplace transformation: Promoting civility and inclusivity in nursing academia. Key note speaker. Safe Learning Environments Conference sponsored by York University. February 24, 2017

Berquist, R, St-Pierre, I & Holmes, D. (2016). Uncaring Nurses: Surviving Academia. Fifth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Broadening our view – responding together. Dublin, Ireland, October 26, 2016

R. Berquist (2014). Using power, knowledge, resistance and differences to examine violence in nursing academia. Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Towards safety, security and wellbeing for all. Presented at Miami Florida Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Towards safety, security and wellbeing for all Oct 23, 2014.

Berquist, R. (2014). Redefining workplace violence: A literature review. SLC School of Baccalaureate Nursing Scholarship Symposium May 13, 2014.

R. Berquist (2012). Managing Student Appeals. Group Panel Member and presenter. St Lawrence College Tri Campus Workshop May 2012.

R. Berquist (2011). Making group work work. Group Panel Member and presenter. St Lawrence College Tri Campus Workshop May 2011.

Poster Presentations

Rice, J., McRae, M., Berquist, R., Clarke-McMullen, D. (2017). The Impact of Interpreters on a Cross Cultural Elective in Tanzania. Poster presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Carpenter, J., Clarke-McMullen, D, Berquist, R. (2017). An Inter-professional, Cross-cultural Service Learning Project: Development of a Nutrition Education Program in Rural Tanzanian Schools. Poster presentation, The Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Winnipeg, MB, April 29-May 2, 2017

Berquist, R., Flynn, N. & Battista, C (2016). A comparison study of interventions aimed at increasing student knowledge of academic integrity. SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 17 May 2016.

Berquist, R. (2015). Conducting sensitive research: Gaining access & recruiting participants. SLC School of Nursing Baccalaureate Nursing Scholarship Symposium, May 20, 2015.

Learning Modules

Valley, K. & Berquist, R. (2015). Module 1: CASN definition of scholarship, Publish what you are already doing, Research action plan, Designing your plan for writing. Posted to D2L at Laurentian University May 2015.

Berquist, R. (2015). Module 2: Breaching Academic Integrity. Posted to Blackboard Brocville Campus Sept 2015.

Berquist, R. (2015). Module 4: Review & Resources. Posted to Blackboard Brocville Campus Sept 2015.


Professor Nicola Eynon-Brown holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree (Queen’s), a Master of Nursing degree (Toronto) and a post-graduate certificate as a Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in Paediatrics. Nicola has also completed numerous specialty certification courses in paediatric, emergency and critical care nursing.

Career Overview

Nicola remains actively engaged in clinical practice. She is registered in the extended class with the College of Nurses of Ontario and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care in the United States. Nicola developed a love of extended practice nursing while working in the remote communities of Northern Ontario and the Canadian Arctic. She built clinical expertise in the care of infants, children and youth as a staff nurse and nurse educator with the Critical Care Patient Service Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Nicola’s teaching responsibilities include courses which focus on episodic health challenges, maternal-child nursing, relational practice, and health assessment. Nicola is drawn to action research, enjoying the interactive method of collecting information to identify and improve evidence informed practice and teaching. Her current research focus explores technology in nursing education, including the use of artificial intelligence to teach health assessment and how best to prepare students for computer based testing.

Nicola is a member of multiple professional organizations including the: Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI); National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.


Eynon-Brown, N.R. (2017). It’s a Digital World: Instructional Design to Promote Computer Based Test Taking Success. Poster accepted at 2017 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy.

Eynon-Brown, N. R. (2017b) 'Teaching Computer Based Test Taking: Is Online Quizzing a useful Pedagogical Practice?' Poster accepted for the Elsevier Nursing Education Conference 2017

Eynon-Brown, N. R. (2017c) “Ready, set, test! Teaching Students Test-taking in a Digital World” Poster accepted for the 2017 Teaching Professor Conference.

Eynon-Brown, N.R. (2016). Teaching test taking: Not teaching to the test. Oral Presentation at the St. Lawrence College Synapse Nursing Symposium, Brockville, ON. 

Eynon-Brown, N.R., Clarke-McMullen, D., Wheeler, M. (2016b) The Baby is Coming! Simulation in Maternal-Child and Family Nursing Education: A Mixed-Methods Action Research Project. Poster session at Sim Expo 2016, Toronto, ON.

Eynon-Brown, N.R., Clarke-McMullen, D., Wheeler, M., Empey, D, Montgomery, K. & Flaro, C. (2015). Through the Looking Glass (and What We Found There): Using Action Research Methodology in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Oral session presented at Synapse: The St. Lawrence College Baccalaureate Nursing Symposium Conference, Kingston, ON


  • PhD in Nursing, University of Ottawa (2021)
  • B.Sc. Nursing, University of British Columbia (2006)
  • B.A., English and Philosophy, University of Toronto (2001)

Career Overview

The focus of Fiona’s career has been in mental health and community nursing; she has worked with a community mental team in Ottawa, a consumer-led methadone clinic and a primary health care centre in Halifax, at an Indigenous community health centre in the Yukon, and on medical inpatient units in the Yukon and in Ontario. She joined the faculty of the Baccalaureate Nursing program in 2021. Her research interests include the effects of community treatment orders (mandated community-based psychiatric treatment), intersections of mental health care with legal and enforcement systems, understanding structural inequities that exist within the health system, and the nurse’s role in addressing these disparities.

Publications and Conference Presentations

Domingue, J.-L., Jager, F., Lusk, J., Pryer, B., Ezeani, C., & Davis, A. (2023). “You’re Just a Mental Health Nurse”: Nurses’ Experiences of Associative Stigma When Accessing Physical Health Care for Their Patients. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, (ahead-of-print), 1–9.

Domingue, J.-L., Jager, F., Lusk, J., Davis, A., Ezeani, C., Perkins, M., & Pryer, B. (2022). An Integrative Review of Mental Health Nurses’ and Other Professionals’ Experience of Associative Stigma. Issues in Mental Health Nursing43(9), 843–851.

Rodrigues, N., Faiers, J. & Jager, F. (2021). Forensic Nurses Hesitancy to Change: An opportunity to increase organization trust and improve workplace functioning. 17th Biennial Custody and Caring International Conference on the Nurse’s Role in the Criminal Justice System, Saskatoon, SK, 4-5 November 2021.

Leslie, S. & Jager, F. (2021). Cultural Competency and Cultural Safety Training for Nurses Caring for Indigenous Inmates in Canadian Federal and Provincial Facilities. 17th Biennial Custody and Caring International Conference on the Nurse’s Role in the Criminal Justice System, Saskatoon, SK, 4-5 November 2021.

Jager, F., & Perron, A. (2021). The Effect of Community Treatment Orders on Identity. International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 16-18 June 2021.

Jager, F., & Perron, A. (2021). The Social Utility of Community Treatment Orders: Applying Girard’s Mimetic Theory to Mandated Mental Health Care. International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 16-18 June 2021

Jager, F., Vandyk, A., Jacob, J.D., Meilleur, D., Vanderspank-Wright, B., LeBlanc, B.,...Philips, J. (2020). The Ottawa Model for Nursing Curriculum Renewal: An Integrative Review. Nurse Education Today, 87, 104344.

Jager, F., & Perron, A. (2019). The Social Utility of Community Treatment Orders: Applying Girard’s Mimetic Theory to Mandated Mental Health Care. Nursing Philosophy, 21(2)e12280

Jager, F., & Perron, A. (2018). Caring as Coercion: Exploring the Nurse's Role in Mandated Treatment. Journal of Forensic Nursing,14(3), 48-153.

Jager, F. & Perron, A. (2018). The Politics of Psychology and the Psychology of Politics: Can Public Health Messaging Obscure the Need for Political Action? In Sickness and In Health 7th International Conference, Sydney, Australia, 7-9 June 2018.

Jager, F. & Perron, A. (2017). Caring as Coercion: The Nurses Role in Mandated Treatment. Custody & Caring Biennial Conference. Saskatoon, SK, 4-6 October 2017.

Jager, F. (2017). Considering the Experience of Mandated Community Based Treatment and Its Effect on Relationships: Stories from Practice. XXXVth International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic, 9-14 July 2017.

Jager, F. (2017). A History of Suffering, a History of Restraint: Contextualizing Mandated Community Based Treatment for Serious Mental Illness. Law and Society International Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, 20-23 June 2017.


  • Master of Nursing 2014: Athabasca University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2007: University of Ottawa

Career Overview

Melissa has a Master of Nursing with a focus in Teaching from Athabasca University and more than 14 years of public health experience as team leader of the sexual health and communicable diseases programs.  Melissa currently holds certification as a Community Health Nurse in Canada CCHN(C).

Since 2009, Melissa has supported Nursing students at SLC in several part-time roles, including faculty advisor, clinical instructor, lab instructor, and part-time professor. She joined the College as a full-time faculty member in 2022.

Melissa is passionate about implementing health equity into population health initiatives, is a Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Champion and has been a RNAO Best Practice Guideline (BPG) stakeholder reviewer. Melissa aims to facilitate a supportive, safe and inclusive space in the learning environment.


Dr. Jamie Morris-Pocock received his PhD in the field of population genetics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in 2012. Jamie also holds an honours BSc in Biology and Mathematics from Queen’s University.

Career Overview

Most recently, Jamie worked as a postdoctoral fellow in wildlife immunogenetics at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario and as an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell – Michael Smith Foreign Research Supplement funded research assistant at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in Montepellier, France. While at the IRD, Jamie was part of a team that used population genetic methods to reveal the factors that influence the worldwide dispersal of pathogen-carrying ticks (Ornithodoris species). Jamie has published his research in several leading biology and population genetics journals and continues to contribute to these fields as an expert reviewer for over fifteen scientific journals, the National Geographic Society, and the National Science Foundation USA. In addition to his active research career, Jamie is dedicated to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His dedication to teaching and research has been recognized at both national and international conferences, where Jamie has received awards for the presentation of his research.


Morris-Pocock JA, Anderson DJ, Friesen VL (in review) Dynamic barriers to gene flow influence population differentiation in a pelagic seabird.

Boutilier ST*, Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Lavoie RA, Friesen VL (2013) Population genetic differentiation of the Caspian Tern (Hyrdoprogne caspia) in North America. Conservation Genetics, 15, 275-281.

Taylor SA¥, Morris-Pocock JA¥, Tershy BR, Castillo-Guerrero JA, Friesen VL (2013) Hybridization from sexual imprinting: molecular characterization of hybridization between brown (Sula leucogaster) and blue-footed boobies (S. nebouxii). Marine Ornithology, 41, 113-119.

Morris-Pocock JA (2012) Phylogeography of brown and red-footed boobies: a complex history of isolation and gene flow. Queen’s University, PhD Thesis.

Morris-Pocock JA, Hennicke JC, Friesen VL (2012) Effects of long-term isolation in genetic variation and within-island population genetic structure in Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) seabirds. Conservation Genetics, 13, 1469-1481.

Gomez-Diaz E, Morris-Pocock JA, Gonzalez-Solis J, McCoy K (2012) Trans-oceanic host dispersal explains high seabird tick diversity on islands. Biology Letters, 8, 616-619.

Morris-Pocock JA, Anderson DJ, Friesen VL (2011) Mechanisms of global diversification in the brown booby (Sula leucogaster) revealed by uniting statistical phylogeographic and multilocus phylogenetic methods. Molecular Ecology, 20, 2835-2850.

Patterson SA*, Morris-Pocock JA, Friesen VL (2011) A multilocus phylogeny of the Sulidae (Aves: Pelecaniformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 58, 181-191.

Morris-Pocock JA, Steeves TE, Estela F, Anderson DJ,  Friesen VL (2010) Comparative phylogeography of brown (Sula leucogaster) and red-footed boobies (S. sula): the influence of physical barriers and habitat preference on gene flow in pelagic seabirds. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54, 883-896.

Morris-Pocock JA, Taylor SA, Birt TP, Friesen VL (2010) Concerted evolution of duplicated control regions in three related seabird species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:14.

Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Sun Z, Friesen VL (2010) Isolation and characterization of 10 microsatellite loci in blue-footed (Sula nebouxii) and Peruvian boobies (S. variegata). Journal of Ornithology, 151, 525-528.

Morris-Pocock JA, Taylor SA, Sun Z, Friesen VL (2010) Isolation and characterization of 15 polymorphic microsatellite loci for red-footed boobies (Sula sula). Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 404-408.

Morris-Pocock JA¥, Taylor SA¥, Birt TP, Damus M, Piatt JF, Warheit KI,  Friesen VL (2008) Population genetic structure in Atlantic and Pacific ocean common murres (Uria aalge): natural replicate tests of post-Pleistocene evolution. Molecular Ecology, 17, 4859-4873.

* 4th year Honours students under my mentorship are denoted with an asterisk

¥ authors contributed equally

Cornwall Faculty


  • Master of Nursing: Focus in Education, Athabasca University (2014)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University (2000)

Career Overview

Tanis has over 22 years of clinical nursing and teaching experience. Her clinical background is in Maternal/Newborn Care and Public Health. She began in nursing education for St. Lawrence College in 2008, supporting nursing students as Clinical Instructor, Faculty Advisor, and Part-Time Professor over the years. She joined the School of Nursing full time in 2023.

Tanis is passionate about reflective practice, experiential learning. Her current area of interests includes upstream approaches to health and wellness with a focus on the structural and social determinants of health and creating learning opportunities for health equity in action.

Tanis strives to create a positive, supportive, and engaging learning environment where educator and learner demonstrate allyship in the program.


  • MScN, 2004, University of Ottawa
  • BScN, 1998, McGill University

Career Overview

Professor Dyke moved to Cornwall in 1998 from Montreal after graduating from McGill University. She has worked in acute care at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital, in public health at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and with the Ministry of Community and Social Services as part of the establishment of the Ontario Early Years Centres. Her Masters focus was in primary health care and healthy public policy development. Since 2005, she has been a faculty at St. Lawrence College where she was the initial coordinator of the four-year collaborative BScN program with Laurentian University. Currently, Julie teaches introductory and community courses and has established an interest in creating supportive learning environments for nursing students in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings.

Presentation and Publications

Dyke, J., Farella, C., Jessup-Falcioni, H., Martin-Saarinen, J., & Stalkie, L. (2011). How nurse educators influence and minimize the impact factors affecting learning outcomes for community health nursing students. Poster presentation at the Community health nursing conference, Halifax, NS.


  • M. Phil and Ph.D., Chemistry, 1993, Aligarh University India
  • MSc, Chemistry 1989, Lucknow University
  • BSc, Zoology, Botany and Chemistry, 1986, Lucknow University

Career Overview

Afshan started at St. Lawrence College in 2007 as a part-time/partial load professor, teaching in BScN, General Arts and Science, Pre-Health, Career College Prep, and Environmental Technician programs. Since 2012, she has also worked as a professional tutor at SLC. Before joining St. Lawrence College, Afshan worked at the University of New Brunswick and taught undergraduate Organic and General Chemistry courses for several years.

In 2022, Afshan joined SLC's BScN program as a full-time professor.

Aside from her teaching experience, Afshan also has experience working in the pharmaceutical industry as a scientist.

To enhance her student’s success in her courses, Afshan strives to teach in creative and innovative ways.


  • Masters of Nursing, 2020, Toronto Metropolitan University (previously known as Ryerson University)
  • High Acuity Nursing Certification, 2015, Humber College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2013, Toronto Metropolitan University

Career Overview

Shawn Luo is a Master's prepared nurse with experience in medical-surgical and transplant nursing. As a registered nurse working at University Health Network, Shawn developed a strong clinical foundation in the complex acute care of patients. Through his work as a clinical instructor at George Brown and Centennial College, he has supported nursing students in other specialty areas, such as General Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shawn worked closely with York University to prepare nursing students for clinical placement using virtual clinical and nursing simulation. 

Shawn believes that an effective educator leads by creating learning environments where adult learners feel safe and empowered to innovate, discuss, and evaluate ideas that advance evidence-informed practice. His goal is to inspire learners to co-create a culture of lifelong learning to promote health for patients, nurses, and the nursing profession.


  • Masters of Nursing (teaching focus) 2020: Athabasca University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2015: St. Lawrence College/Laurentian University

Career Overview

Ashley is a proud alumnus of St. Lawrence College. 

Ashley has years of clinical nursing and teaching experience, having worked predominantly in critical care, as well as in medical/surgical units, and in various clinical education roles. She began teaching for St. Lawrence College in 2017, having taught in both the BScN and Critical Care Nursing programs. She joined the School of Nursing full time in 2022. 

Ashley is passionate about hands on, experiential learning, and has spent a great deal of time creating, developing, and implementing simulation-based learning experiences for nursing students. Her current area of interests include complementary approaches to patient care in a critical care environment, such as animal assisted therapy, patient education, and new graduate nurse retention.

Ashley strives to create a dynamic, inclusive, and interactive learning environment where students feel empowered to discuss, share, and learn together.