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

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Dr. Balneaves has been a nursing leader in the fields of 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-Elect of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and serves on the board of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR). She teaches a graduate level course in evidence-informed practice, co-teaches the palliative care undergraduate course and supervises students interested in the treatment decision-making process, the lived experiences of people affected by cancer, and medical cannabis. 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.