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Conferences and Other Research and Scholarship Activities

Presentations at National and International Conferences

In total, our faculty had representation at international and national conferences in 17 countries, totaling more than 40 presentations.

Some of the countries include: Qatar, UK, USA, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Thailand, Belgium, Portugal, Ireland, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Malta and more.

Click on the continents on the map to see who has presented where.

Other Research and Scholarship Activities

  • K-12 Research Project
  • Mental health initiatives
  • International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) initiative
  • University of Calgary main campus Faculty of Nursing will have Qatar Research Development Grant.
  • “Brown Bag Lunch” sessions
  • QSience publishing/editorial team is working on special edition publishing UCQ research and scholarly materials.

North America Conference/Research Presentations

Williams J., and Bhanugopan, R. (2013). “Expatriate perspectives on Localization in the Arabic Gulf region”. Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Orlando, August 8-10.

Davies, J. & Hoffart, J. (2013, January). The Development and Delivery of a Collaborative Interprofessional Simulation Foundations Workshop in Qatar. The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). January 26-30, 2013. Orlando, Florida, USA.

Fournier, B., Ronaldson, S., Blanke, S. & Toriida, M. (May 2013), #ATweetSizedReflection / Retweeted by Nurse, Poster presentation, Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Calgary, Canada

King, M. L. Qatar’s Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP): A WIN-WIN Model to Connect Students with Local Service Leaders, Research Mentors, Interprofessional Peers, Global Change Agents, and International Providers. Sick Kids International, Global Health Forum. TransAtlantic Video Conference Doha to Toronto. (date to be confirmed in June 2012)

Nikaiin.B., Donnellly.T.T., Nazir. N., Dorri.R., Mohammad.A., Saleh. A. (May, 2011). Contextual Factors Influence Breast Feeding Practices in the State of Qatar. 5th NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSES CONFERENCE. Presentation. Hallifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (May 2011).

Nikaiin.B., Donnellly.T.T., Nazir. N., Dorri.R., Mohammad.A.(November, 2011) Contextual Factors Influence Breast Feeding Practices in the State of Qatar. Global Health Conference. Poster Presentation. Montreal, Quebec, Canada (November, 2011)

Nikaiin.B., Donnellly.T.T., Nazir. N., Dorri.R., Mohammad.A. Conducting qualitative research in a foreign culture and a different language: Experiences, challenges and strategies to maintain the study credibility. Qualitative Analysis conference. Presentation. “University of NewFoundland”. St. John,Newfoundland, Canada. (June, 2012).

Chaudhry S., Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Malik, M., Singh, R., & Al-Meer, N. Sharara, S (2013). Beliefs and Values Influencing Breast Cancer Screening Practices of Arab Women in Qatar. Women's Health Congress, 3/22/13 - 3/24/13. Washington D.C., USA

Donnelly, T. T. (2012, October 10th). Arabic women’s breast cancer screening practice. UCQ research activities; QNRF funding information. December 14, 2012. Faculty of Nursing. University of Calgary. Alberta, Canada.

Donnelly, T. T. (2012, October 10th). Arabic women’s breast cancer screening practice: Awareness, knowledge, cultural beliefs and values, and participation rates. Third International Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention: Models for Breast Cancer Prevention: From Innovation to Action. October 10-12, 2012. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN, USA.

Williams J., and Bhanugopan, R. (2012). “Expatriates perspectives on Localization in the Arabic Gulf region”. Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, San Antonio, USA, August 12-15.

Donnelly, T. T. (2012, July 13th). Arabic women’s breast cancer screening practice: Awareness knowledge, cultural beliefs and values, and participation rates. The Department of Community Health Sciences and the Institute for Public Health. Calgary, AB. Canada

Donnelly, T. T. (2012, July 23rd). How cultural beliefs values inform clinicians in working with cancer patients and families. Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta. Canada.

Donnelly, T. T., Al Suwaidi, J., Albulushi, A., Al Enazi, N., Hassan, A., Idris, Z., Rehman, A., & Yassin, K. (2011, July). "Factors Influence Lifestyle Risk Behaviors Associated with Cardiovascular Diseases Amongst Qatari Women. International Academy of Cardiology 16th World Congress on Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Sessions 2011. Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 23-26, 2011.

Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Malik, M., Singh, R., & Al-Meer, N. (2011, June). Factors Influence Breast Cancer Screening Practices Amongst Arabic Women Living in Qatar. 6th World Conference on Breast Cancer. June 7 - 11, 2011. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada.

Donnelly, T. T., Al Suwaidi, J., Albulushi, A., Al Enazi, N., Hassan, A., Idris, Z., Rehman, A., & Yassin, K. (2011, May). Exploring Factors Influence Lifestyle Risk Behaviors Associated with Cardiovascular Diseases Amongst Qatari Women. 5th National Community Health Nurses Conference. May 17-18, 2011. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada.

South America Conference/Research Presentations

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Europe Conference/Research Presentations

Fournier, B., Ronaldson, S., Blanke, S. & Toriida, M. (April 2013), #ATweetSizedReflection / Retweeted by Nurse, Oral presentation and workshop, 21st HUPE conference, Opatija, Croatia.

Fournier, B., Ronaldson, S., Blanke, S. & Toriida, M. (March 2013), #ATweetSizedReflection / Retweeted by Nurse, Oral Presentation, International Journal of Arts and Sciences' (IJAS) multidisciplinary conference in Malta

Christopher, V. Involving undergraduate students in collaborative research: a model that works. International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Conference, Brighton, U K., April, 2011.

Bissada, S. (2011). Technologically Enhanced Problem Based Learning. ICE-2011 Conference. Ireland. 2011.

Brooke, K., Christopher, V., Ibrahim, M., Souyah, O. The collaborative research (CR) model in undergrad research projects. The European Association of language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) Conference, Siena, Italy, May, 2011.

Lemke-Westcott, T., Johnson, B., & Naqeeb, B. (2011). Learning style differences of Middle Eastern students in Qatar and faculty from Canada. In G. Vanthournout, L. Coertjens, V. Donche, D. Gijbels, C. Evans, E. Cools, & H. Pedrosa-de-Jesus. (Eds.) ELSIN XVI. Developing learning within and across disciplines: Evidence from research and practice. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of Education, Learning, Styles, Individual differences Network, Belgium: University of Antwerp.

Lemke-Westcott, T. & Johnson, B. (2010). Research on international learning styles of post-secondary students in Qatar. In H. Pedrosa-de-Jesus, C. Evans, Z. Charlesworth and E. Cools. (Eds.) ELSIN XV. Exploring styles to enhance learning and teaching in diverse contexts. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the European Leaning Styles Information Network, Portugal: Department of Education, University of Aveiro.

Lemke-Westcott, T. & Johnson, B. (2012). “Globalization: Different Cultures and Learning Styles Matter: A Canadian University with Middle Eastern students.” IICE Ireland International Conference on Education. Dublin, Ireland. April 2012.

Lemke-Westcott, T. & Johnson, B. (2011). “Differences in learning styles between faculty from Canada and students from Qatar.” Education, Learning, Styles, Individual differences Network (ELSIN). University of Antwerp, Belgium. June 2011.

Lemke-Westcott, T. & Johnson, B. (2010). “Learning Styles of Post-secondary Students in Qatar.” European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN). University of Aviero, Portugal. June 2010.

Singh, R., Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Malik, M., Al-Meer, N., Chaudry, S. (2013, April 11-14). Factors Related to Awareness of Breast Cancer Screening Activities among Arabic-speaking Women in Qatar: A cross-sectional study. St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference. 3/13/2013 - 3/16/13. Switzerland.

Africa Conference/Research Presentations

Williams J., and Bhanugopan, R. (2013). “Localization of Human Resources in the State of Qatar: Perspectives of Expatriate Managers”. Academy of International Business (AIB) MENA, Egypt, January 13-15.

Abu-Nadar, S. & Hlaihel, W. (2012). Use of Technology to Enrich and Problem Based Learning in the Sciences. ISTE. 2012. South Africa.

Asia Conference/Research Presentations

Sheppard - LeMoine, D. & Grinstead Mason, J. (February, 2014). Skill development in family nursing. 1st UAE Clinical Simulation Conference 2014. Presentation. February 26-27, 2014. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Hoffart, J., Ryba, K., Wyrostok, L. J. & Kelly, I. (February, 2014). Situated Cognition as a Learning Framework for International End-of-Life Simulation. 1st UAE Clinical Simulation Conference 2014. Presentation. February 26-27, 2014. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Davies, J., Hoffart, J & Major, S.C. (February, 2014). Developing a Simulation Consortium in the State of Qatar. 1st UAE Clinical Simulation Conference 2014. Presentation. February 26-27, 2014. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

King, M.L., Symes, C., Davison, C.J., Li, L., Wolsey, C. (2014). Testing Tablet Computers in Nursing Education: A Comprehensive Evaluation Framework. 2nd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2014). Singapore.

Williams J., and Bhanugopan, R. (2013). “Localization of Human Resources in the State of Qatar: Perspectives of Expatriate Managers”. Academy of International Business (AIB) MENA, Dubai, U.A.E, January 13-15.

Kay, W., Shimoda, J., Vocabulary Acquisition Strategies for English for Academic Purposes. The 38th Annual JALT International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning, Hammamatsu, Japan, October, 2012.

Shimoda, J. & Toriida, M. (Feb. 2013) Vocabulary Development for Content Teaching in Higher Education. Workshop presented at Cambodia TESOL: Language and Empowerment, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Brooke, K., Christopher, V., Johnson, B., Al Kuwari, N., Ibrahim, M., Souyah, O. Learner independence through collaborative research: an undergrad student research project. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Arabia Conference, March, 2011.

Brooke, K., Christopher, V., Johnson, B., Al Kuwari, N., Ali Aden, M., Ibrahim, M., Souyah, O. Learner independence through collaborative research: an undergrad student research project. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Qatar Conference, April, 2011.

Brooke, K., Christopher, V., Al Kuwari, N., Ali Aden, M., Ibrahim, M., Souyah, O. Assessing English language placement tests for use in Qatari post-secondary institutions. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Conference on Putting Research into Practice, Doha Qatar, October, 2011

Brooke, K., Christopher, V., Al Kuwari, N., Ali Aden, M., Ibrahim, M., Souyah, O. The collaborative research (CR) model in undergrad research projects. Excellence in Teaching Conference, Doha, Qatar, October, 2010.

King, M.L. The Pursuit of Quality Evidence: Tools, Skills & Strategies to Inform and Shape Best Practice. Medical Research Centre Annual Research Day, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar. January 17, 2012.

King. M, L. Stillbirth Rates and Patterns in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries (1974-2011). ICOWHI 19th International Congress (International Council on Women’s Health Issues). Bangkok, Thailand, November 14-16, 2012.

Lemke-Westcott, T. (2010). Learning styles of students in Qatar. Poster. In Carnegie Mellon’s university website. English Teaching Excellence in Qatar at http://www.qatar.cmu.edu/eteq/

Lemke-Westcott, T. & Johnson, B. (2011). “Research results: learning styles of students and faculty in Qatar (UCQ).” TESOL Conference on Putting Research into Practice. Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar. October 2011.

Lemke-Westcott, T. & Johnson, B. (2011). “International learning styles of post-secondary students in Qatar.” Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Arabia. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. March 2011.

Lemke-Westcott, T. & Johnson, B. (2010). “Learning styles of students in Qatar.” English Teaching Excellence for Qatar (ETE-Q). Carnegie Mellon-Qatar & Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar. November 2010.

Brad Johnson, Myriam Abi Hayla, Mona Aden, Noof el Kuwari, Mahsa Ferdousian, Carolyn Byrne, Mohamed El Tawil, Peter Jewesson, Irene O’Brien, Renee Pyburn, Suzanne Robertson-Malt, Mohamud Verjee. (2013). Implementing Inter-professional Undergraduate Health Care Education in Qatar. HMC Research day, Feb 25th 2013.

Brad Johnson, Myriam Abi Hayla, Carolyn Byrne, Mohamed El Tawil, Peter Jewesson,Irene O’Brien, Renee Pyburn, Suzanne Robertson-Malt, Mohamud Verjee (2013). The Development of a Set of Shared Core IPE Competencies and Evaluation for Qatar: the Process and the Product. HMC Research day, Feb 25th 2013.

Brad Johnson, Myriam Abi Hayla, Carolyn Byrne, Mohamed El Tawil, Peter Jewesson,Irene O’Brien, Renee Pyburn, Suzanne Robertson-Malt, Mohamud Verjee (2013). The Development of a Set of Shared Core IPE Competencies and Evaluation for Qatar: the Process and the Product. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2012.

Nikaiin.B., Donnellly.T.T., Nazir. N., Dorri.R., Mohammad.A.(December, 2011) Contextual Factors Influence Breast Feeding Practices in the State of Qatar. Presentation. Women’s Hospital. Doha, Qatar (December, 2011)

Nikaiin.B., Donnellly.T.T., Nazir. N., Dorri.R., Mohammad.A.(November, 2011) Contextual Factors Influence Breast Feeding Practices in the State of Qatar. Global Health Conference. Medical Research Center: Annual Research Day 2012.Poster Presentation. Doha, Qatar. (The poster awarded as the best presented poster)

Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Malik, M., Singh, R., & Al-Meer, N., Chaudry, S., Fung, K., Sharara, S. (2013, April 11-14). Beliefs and Values Influence Breast Cancer Screening Practices of Arab Women in Qatar. International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) Regional Meeting on Gynecologic Cancers. April 11- 14, 2013. Bali, Indonesia.

Chaudhry S., Sharara, S., Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Malik, M., Singh, R., & Al-Meer, N. (2013). Do Beliefs and Values Influence Breast Cancer Screening Practices of Arab Women in Qatar? HMC Annual Research Forum, Feb 25th, 2013.

Donnelly, T. T, & Chaudry, S. (Feb, 2013) Presentation of general BCS study results to Health Care Providers at Al-Khor Hospital. Feb 13. Qatar.

Donnelly, T. T, & Chaudry, S. (Feb, 2013) Presentation of general BCS study results to Health Care Providers at Al-Rayyan Community Health Centre. Feb 7. Doha, Qatar.

Donnelly, T. T, & Chaudry, S. (Feb, 2013) Presentation of general BCS study results to Health Care Providers at Al-Gharafah Community Health Centre. Feb 6. Doha, Qatar.

Donnelly, T. T, & Chaudry, S. (Feb, 2013) Presentation of general BCS study results to Health care providers at Al-Wakra Community Health Centre. Feb 5. Doha, Qatar.

Donnelly, T. T, & Chaudry, S. (Feb, 2013) Presentation of general BCS study results to Health care providers at West Bay Community Health Centre. Feb 4. Doha, Qatar.

Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Malik, M., Singh, R., & Al-Meer, N. (2012, Nov 15). Factors Related to Awareness, Knowledge, and Participation in Breast Cancer Screening among Qatari Women. The International Council on Women’s Health Issues Congress. November 14-16, 2012. Bangkok, Thailand.

Donnelly, T. T., Al Suwaidi, J., Albulushi, A., Al Enazi, N., Hassan, A., Idris, Z., Rehman, A., & Yassin, K. (2012, April 21st). The influence of cultural and social factors on exercise, diet, and smoking of Arabic women living with cardiovascular diseases in the State of Qatar. World Congress of Cardiology 2012. April 18-21, 2012. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Malik, M., Singh, R., & Al-Meer, N. (2012, Jan 17). Factors influencing breast cancer screening activities amongst Arabic women living in the state of Qatar. Hamad Medical Corporation Annual Research Day – 2012. January 17, 2012. Doha, Qatar.

Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Malik, M., Singh, R., & Al-Meer, N. (2011, October). Breast cancer screening amongst Arabic women living in the State of Qatar: Preliminary results of the cross-sectional community based survey. 6th Middle East Best of CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. January 4 - 5, 2012. Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Malik, M., Singh, R., & Al-Meer, N. De-Jong, F. , & Dorri, R. A. (2011, Nov). Breast cancer screening amongst Arabic women living in the State of Qatar: Preliminary results of the cross-sectional community based survey. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Nov 20-22, 2011. Doha, Qatar

Donnelly, T. T., Al Suwaidi, J., Albulushi, A., Al Enazi, N., Hassan, A., Idris, Z., Rehman, A., & Yassin, K. (2011, November). Factors influence lifestyle risk behaviors associated with cardiovascular diseases amongst Qatari women. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Nov 20-22, 2011. Doha, Qatar.

Singh, R., Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, H., Al-Kuwari, M., Bojusoom Al-Bader, S., Malik, M., & Al-Meer, N. De-Jong, F. , & Dorri, R. A. (2011, October). Breast cancer screening amongst Arabic women living in the State of Qatar: Preliminary results of the cross-sectional community based survey. International Cancer Registry Association (ICRA). October 10-12, 2011. Mauritius. (Award winning poster at the conference).

Australia Conference/Research Presentations

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