This research retreat is a two day intensive experience intended for faculty looking to develop/improve their scholarship outputs, and administrators looking to offer support and guidance to faculty regarding research and scholarship. There will be opportunities during the retreat for individual development of project ideas, as well as feedback from the retreat instructors to assist in the development of these ideas.

By the end of the retreat participants will be able to:

1.            Describe the current trends in nursing research in Canada.

2.            Identify the processes involved in developing a program of nursing research and scholarship.

3.            Identify research questions in relation to a chosen area of research.

4.            Assess appropriate methodological approaches in addressing chosen research questions.

5.            Describe the considerations involved in forming a strong research team.

6.            Describe the role of stakeholders in research processes and teams.

7.            Identify successful personal approaches to grant writing and publication.

8.            Identify successful program management strategies to support a research project

9.            Identify personal research mentorship sources

10.          Identify strategies for dealing with both research success and failure. 


Location - The Wakefield Mill

Just 45 minutes from the Ottawa airport, the world-famous Wakefield Mill is nestled in the heart of the Gatineau Hills and is a must-experience location, especially in the fall. The two-night accommodations and meals are included in the registration fees.

To learn more about the location and the Moulin Wakefield Mill, please see their website.

About the instructors


Shuttle returning from the Wakefield Inn to the Ottawa Airport/Train Station. Will depart immediately after program closing (2:15PM on October 27). Participants are responsible for their own travel to the Wakefield Inn on October 25th.


Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars:


Registration - $1,500

Shuttle - $30

Nurse Educators' Research Retreat

  • October 25 - 27, 2017
  • Wakefield Mill / Le Moulin Wakefield Hôtel et Spa
    60 Mill Road
    Wakefield, Quebec
    J0X 3G0