Melanie Meardi

I have been with the Faculty of Nursing since 2006 and I teach primarily in the area of community health. Since obtaining my undergraduate degree in 1994, I have worked in a variety of areas including: long term care, acute care, community health, harm reduction, remote communities and international nursing. I completed a graduate degree in health promotion with a focus on international health and vulnerable populations and have been very fortunate to facilitate clinical courses in a variety of non-traditional nursing settings. Nursing is so dynamic and I love to show students how nurses can have a role in any setting.

I enjoy teaching and get a great deal of satisfaction guiding students through the process of learning; in doing so I reflect on my own abilities and challenges and continually strive to improve both my nursing practice and teaching methodologies.

Although I enjoy teaching, it is only a small part of my life. I have a young family and work-life balance is very important for me to stay healthy and positive. I love spending time with my family and friends, cycling, x-country skiing, reading, and travelling. I know life can get in the way and I take that into consideration with all my students as I strive to be flexible, open and approachable so they may be given every opportunity to succeed.