Award Recipient

Donna Ciliska

Donna CiliskaDonna Ciliska, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD

Donna Ciliska is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Nursing at McMaster University. Donna taught undergraduate and graduate students in community health, critical appraisal, research methods, and evidence-based practice. Her research and publications are in the area of community health, evidence-based practice, synthesis and knowledge translation.  She co-authored two textbooks on Evidence-based Nursing and was Editor of the journal, Evidence-Based Nursing.

She was the Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools for knowledge translation in public health, (funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada), and continues working with that group on a part-time basis, as a Senior Knowledge Translation Advisor. She was involved for 10 years with the Teaching Health Unit and the Public Health Research, Education Development program, between McMaster and Hamilton Public Health Services. In 2015, she was honored with the Community Health Nurses of Canada Lifetime Membership Award. She is currently also an Adjunct Professor in the Evidence-Based Practice Centre at University of Western Norway.

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