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Cambrian nursing professor earns more research grants

Feb 1, 2023

SUDBURY – A Cambrian College professor of nursing is once again being applauded for her nationally recognized research.

Laura Killam is one of the 2023 recipients of the Early Career Research Awards from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

The research award is worth $10,000.

Killam is being recognized for her efforts to include students in co-creating learning materials and simulation experiences. Co-creation means sharing decision-making power with students when it comes to developing content.

    “I am totally humbled and excited to receive this award, and the funding will certainly allow me to continue my research in this field,” says Killam. “How we train nurses is evolving, and as it does, we need to focus on improving nursing education and most importantly equity within that academic journey. It means ongoing dialogue and including students in the process of creating the materials they will be learning.”

    Killam’s work on this important topic was recognized late last year when she was named the winner of the 2022 Excellence in Nursing Education (Non-Tenured) Award by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) in November.

    “Laura is a visionary and a truly innovative member of our faculty team here at Cambrian College,” says Dr. Paula Gouveia, Cambrian’s Vice-President Academic. “Her inclusive approaches and ideas have translated into meaningful modern learning for students. She is shaping the future of nursing and how nurses need to be educated to succeed in modern-day health care.”

    Killam is a respected nurse and educator who has been published 18 times in peer-reviewed journals. She is sought out as a speaker at provincial, national, and international nursing events and conferences.

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