Centenary Medal – Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham

Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham is Professor of Nursing at Trinity Western University, where she has held the roles of Acting Dean (2018 -) and Director of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program (2009 – 2018).  She has published extensively on critical perspectives such as postcolonial theory and intersectionality. Reimer-Kirkham is an investigator on numerous provincial, national, and international research projects, is sought after as a graduate supervisor, lectures internationally, and has received several prestigious awards. Her research is in the area of plurality, equity and human rights in healthcare, focusing on the intersections of spirituality, race, class, and gender in various geographic and health service areas, including palliative care.  Current projects include a study of prayer in healthcare settings in Vancouver and London Hospitals, and an ethnographic study on Mothering, Human Rights and Albinism in Africa. She teaches the interrelated fields of health policy, knowledge translation, and nursing leadership.  She recently developed an innovative retreat-based course on Spirituality and the Helping Professions. She has been a member on several key committees at her university, including a Joint Senate Taskforce on Academic Freedom and a Working Group on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  Reimer-Kirkham was named member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists in 2014, received the 2010 Award of Excellence in Nursing Research by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC), and her dissertation was awarded the prestigious Governor General’s Gold medal at University of British Columbia.