Academic Staff

Lynda Balneaves



Associate Professor

Contact Information:

#495 Helen Glass Centre for Nursing

College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Ph#: (204) 474-6353



PhD; University of British Columbia, 2002
MN; University of Manitoba, 1996
BN; University of Manitoba, 1994
BSc; University of Manitoba, 1990
Research Interests

Psychosocial Oncology
Treatment Decision Making
Complementary and Integrative Health Care
Medical Cannabis
Mixed Methods

Dr. Balneaves is currently accepting students in the graduate programs in College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. Please contact her early in your planning for supervision opportunities.


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Dr. Balneaves has been a nursing leader in the fields of psychosocial oncology, shared treatment decision making and complementary and integrative health care. She is the Principal Investigator of the Complementary Medicine Education and Outcomes (CAMEO) research program ( and has published and presented on topics related to knowledge translation, integrative oncology, and treatment decision making. She is currently the President of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and is Deputy Director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC). She teaches a graduate level course in evidence-informed practice, and supervises students interested in the treatment decision-making process, the lived experiences of people affected by cancer, complementary and integrative health care, medical and non-medical cannabis, and mixed methods. Dr. Balneaves has been the recipient of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Award of Excellence in Nursing Research and the Award of Excellence in Research from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.