Lisa Bourque Bearskin

Dr. Lisa Bourque-Bearskin is a passionate, esteemed Cree/ Métis nurse leader, researcher, and tenured associate professor widely recognized for her research excellence.

As BC’s first CIHR Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing, she is advancing Indigenous wellness by reconciling parallel pathways in Indigenous health nursing, and mentoring nurses and communities in wise practices for nursing education, research, policy, and praxis.

A former president of the Canadian Indigenous Nursing Association, Bourque-Bearskin is known for her leadership in education and research on cultural safety and security in context of Indigenous self-determination. Using a rights-and-strength-based research approaches to advancing Indigenous health equity and Indigenous nursing knowledge. More: TRU website