Nurse Educators’ Research Retreat

Join us at the Wakefield Inn for the second offering of the Nurse Educators’ Research Retreat


September 26-28, 2018


This two-day intensive retreat is presented by Dr. Lois Berry and Dr. Tracie Risling, both of the University of Saskatchewan. This retreat is intended for faculty looking to develop/ improve their scholarship outputs, and administrators looking to offer support and guidance to faculty regarding research and scholarship. There will be opportunities during the retreat for individual development of project ideas, as well as feedback from the course instructors to assist in the development of these ideas.

By the end of the retreat participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current trends in nursing research in Canada.
  2. Identify the processes involved in developing a program of nursing research and scholarship.
  3. Identify research questions in relation to a chosen area of research.
  4. Assess appropriate methodological approaches in addressing chosen research questions.
  5. Describe the considerations involved in forming a strong research team.
  6. Describe the role of stakeholders in research processes and teams.
  7. Identify successful personal approaches to grant writing and publication.
  8. Identify successful program management strategies to support a research project
  9. Identify personal research mentorship sources
  10. Identify strategies for dealing with both research success and failure.


The Wakefield Mill

60 Mill Road, Wakefield, QC

Just 45 minutes from the Ottawa airport, the world-famous Wakefield Mill is nestled in the heart of the Gatineau Hills and is a must-experience location, especially in the fall. The two-night accommodations and meals are included in the registration fees.

Feedback from 2017 participants

  • “This workshop was amazing! I had several ‘aha’ moments and learned many things about research that I am not sure I would have realized or learned without this workshop!  The workshop has encouraged confidence and bravery in both publishing and conducting research!”
  • “Extremely helpful in guiding new researchers by outlining the process and providing resources and feedback.”
  • “I found both Lois and Tracie to be engaging and inspirational leaders. They have supported my ability to develop a research portfolio and to see myself as a leader within my program in the area of scholarship.  I loved hearing about and seeing examples from our leaders and sharing with participants.  I appreciated hearing about the realities of research!”
  • “A fantastic retreat. The presenters were fantastic, easy to listen to, and open to honestly answering all our questions.  This retreat was a great ‘jump start’ to get back to writing.”

Please contact Jessica Pearce Lamothe [] for more information.


Sep 26, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018


The Wakefield Mill 60 Mill Road, Wakefield, QC   Google Maps