BRIC NS Student Seminar Series – July 2019

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research.  Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout.  Everyone is welcome! For more information:

When:    July 10, 2019 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Where:   Room 140, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax
Remote attendance is available through Zoom:

This seminar will cover two topics.  Keisha Jefferies will present “A Critical Examination of Leadership Experiences Among African Nova Scotian Nurses in Healthcare Practice.”   Alysia Robinson will present “The Effect of Community of Discharge on Length of Stay for Unplanned Hospitalizations: An indicator of Community Care Integration?”

About the speakers

Keisha Jefferies is a registered nurse and PhD candidate in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. Her research uses Black Feminist Theory and Critical Discourse Analysis to unapologetically interrogate systems of oppression through discourse, social and cognitive interactions. By situating the social constructs of race, class and gender as central to the analysis, she aims to uncover how leadership is perceived and experienced amongst African Nova Scotian nurses in health care practice. As an emerging Black Feminist scholar, Keisha uses a combination of theory and praxis to challenge health inequity and social injustice against Black people in Canada. Keisha has clinical experience in neonatal nursing and breastfeeding as well as international health policy and research experience. Her research is funded and supported by Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Killam Trust, Research Nova Scotia, Johnson Scholarship Foundation, BRIC NS and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and School of Nursing at Dalhousie.

Alysia Robinson has recently defended her Master’s thesis in in the department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. She also holds an Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences, French Immersion, from the University of Ottawa. Her interests are in health services research and primary health care. Her thesis is part of a larger program of research assessing community variation in negative health system outcomes, with her thesis looking at community variation in long lengths of stay in hospital across Nova Scotia