Research Units

The Unit for Philosophical Nursing Research (uPNR)

The unit for Philosophical Nursing Research (uPNR) exists to promote a careful and thoughtful approach to issues of relevance to nursing practice, education, and research.

Who We Are

Director of uPNR: Dr. Derek Sellman, RN, PhD  

 Advisory Board Members:
 Jack Zupko
 Department of Philosophy
 University of Alberta
 Alex Clark  Faculty of Nursing
 University of Alberta
 Sarah Stalkhe
 Faculty of Nursing
 University of Alberta
 Anna Santos Salas
 Faculty of Nursing

 University of Alberta

 Barb Pesut
 School of Nursing
 UBC Okanagan
 Joan Liaschenko
 School of Nursing 
 University of Minnesota


June Kikuchi Memorial Lecture

October 10, 2018

12:00-1:00 p.m.

4-036 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

11405-87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Light lunch 11:45 a.m.. RSVP to Lynn McCaw (


Brenda Cameron, RN, PhD


IPONS/uPNR Conference


August 18, 19 & 20, 2019

Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria BC

More information to follow