Celebrating Staff: Nooria Naeemi

Meet Nooria Naeemi, Program Assistant in the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing Global Nursing Office.

Allie Voisin - 07 January 2022

Nooria Naeemi, Program Assistant for Global Nursing Office in the Faculty of Nursing not only enjoys being one of the first welcoming faces to greet international academic visitors to the University of Alberta but revels in the opportunity to support the journey for both inbound and outbound students and scholars. Nooria has supported Nursing's Global Office for just over three years; prior to that, she worked with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry as an Academic Administrator. 

Hear more about her work, including what she loves most about her role and her favourite spots on campus. 

What does a typical day of work look like for you? 

A typical day for me varies on the task at hand. We have just compiled and submitted the QES-AS project (five-year project), which includes the financial and narrative report. Aside from the QES project, I monitor the global nursing email address to ensure international academic visitors' and undergraduate nursing students' inquiries are addressed.  Occasionally I will also assist the Undergraduate office. Currently, I am supporting the Associate Dean of Undergrad with a project on Tracking Across the Curriculum, this includes concepts taught throughout the curriculum. 

What’s the most common question people ask you about your role?

The most common question people ask me about my role is if I could assist a supervisor, faculty member or potential academic visitor in inviting an academic visitor and what the process of invitation entails. I also get asked if I would be able to review a financial budget for a specific grant application. Having worked extensively on the QES project, this has overall enhanced how I monitor and track scholarship expenses including cash and in-kind contributions. 

Where is your favourite spot on campus?

I actually have two favourite spots on campus, John W. Scott Health Sciences Library. This is because of all the sunlight that would come into the library, making it a beautiful place to read a book during lunch. My second favourite spot on campus is the Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre, located in the Van Vliet Complex.  

What is one thing your colleagues don’t know about you? 

One thing my colleagues may not know about me is that I love to work out. Running outside is my favourite type of exercise. I have recently started high-intensity interval training, and I am truly enjoying it. 

What do you enjoy most about working at the Faculty of Nursing?

What I enjoy most about working at the Faculty of Nursing is the students, staff, faculty and community. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all, members of our community seem to be so resilient and still manage to overcome the challenges of the pandemic together. Last but certainly not least, I truly enjoy welcoming international academic visitors to the University of Alberta and assisting our undergraduate nursing students with their global preceptorship abroad. Being a part of that journey for both inbound and outbound students/scholars truly makes the experience so fulfilling and rewarding. 

Learn more about the Global Nursing Office and its involvement in global initiatives, international partnerships, and more.