Emily Belita is a PhD Nursing student at McMaster University. Her research interests include evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) and knowledge translation in the context of public health.

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Kayla Coulombe’s high level of motivation and passion for helping others led to her pursuing a nursing career, initially as an RPN graduate of Cambrian College working on the General Internal Medicine unit at Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury, and soon after, enrolling in the bridging RPN to BScN program at Nipissing University.

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Athena Hau is a passionate advocate for social equity. She has been working with underserved populations in multidisciplinary contexts for over a decade, and intends to continue as a healthcare provider.

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Yue he

Yue He enjoys different aspects of nursing and is always looking for new challenges. As an RPN RPN working in dialysis, psychiatry, LTC, and community, she has enrolled in the RPN to BScN program through Nipissing University.

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Tina Kaur

Tina Kaur is a first year MN student in the clinical stream at the University of Toronto and works as a staff nurse at the Toronto General Hospital on the Cardiovascular Surgery Unit.

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Evan Keys

As a second-year graduate student in the MNSc program at Queen’s University, Evan Keys is researching ‘the integration of virtual gaming simulation into resuscitation education’.

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Catherine Light

Catherine Light is a compassionate nurse who strives to provide the best possible care for her patients.  Currently working in stroke rehab while completing her BScN at the University of Ottawa, she enjoys expanding her knowledge allowing her to help more critical patients.

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Sandra P. Machado

Sandra P. Machado never found studying easy, struggling throughout her school years to achieve the good grades her siblings did.  She found great solace in caring for her grandmother who was dying of COPD.  The experience guided her toward her nursing career: she has been an RPN for the past 20 years, and now is in her final year of the RPN to BScN program offered by Nipissing. 

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Jessica Pimienta

Jessica Pimienta is a Registered Nurse in the Family Birthing Centre at Michael Garron Hospital. Currently she is pursuing her Master of Nursing at Ryerson University, specializing in the field of Leadership in Health Care Policy and Education.

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Chantal Singh

Chantal Singh is completing her MScN in the Health Promotion Stream at Western University- with a research focus combining her nursing passions of paediatrics, informatics, and clinical education to enhance both the care and experiences of children and youth populations. 

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Shirin Vellani

Shirin Vellani is a Nurse Practitioner with experience working in a variety of specialized geriatric services programs. She is a second-year student in a collaborative PhD program in Nursing Science and Aging, Palliative, and Supportive Care at the University of Toronto.

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Hope Wilson

Hope Wilson graduated with honours from the PN program at Northern College.  She is currently a full-time RPN with Kirkland District Family Health Team, and studies part-time in the BScN program at Nipissing University; primary care is one of her greatest passions. Hope's aspirations include graduate studies to become a Nurse Practitioner.

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