The Office of the Dean supports the overall strategic goals and administrative activities of the Faculty. This work includes supporting student success and a meaningful, learner-focused student experience.


Christy Raymond

Dr. Christy Raymond

PhD (Alberta); RN
Dean, Faculty of Nursing


Dr. Christy Raymond is an experienced educator, researcher and administrator, having worked in various areas of nursing postsecondary education for over 20 years. Christy has taught extensively in continuing, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing education, supervised graduate students and mentored numerous educators over her career. With a special interest in the development of nurse educator capabilities, Christy has delivered various keynote addresses, co-published a fundamentals of nursing textbook utilized by local health authorities, and offered various faculty development sessions related to her areas of expertise.

Dr. Raymond has a diverse research program, exploring dually nursing education and nursing practice from the lens of the educator and nurse, respectively. More specifically, Christy is engaged in CIHR and SSHRC funded work studying nurse staffing and its impact on care outcomes; as well as innovating nursing education practices to increase the learning of future nurses. Christy also actively engages in scholarship of teaching and learning projects specific to nurse educators’ abilities to create meaningful learning environments for students in clinical learning environments. Christy has been a strong advocate for nursing research in Canada, recently serving the Canadian Association for Nursing Research (CANR) as Interim President.

Throughout her administrative experience, Dr. Raymond has led various nursing programs spanning different institutions, demonstrating expertise in academic program development, implementation and evaluation. Practicing from a relational and caring approach, Christy has received a number of awards for her teaching and leadership, recognizing her outstanding abilities and commitment to excellence in creating inclusive, student-centered nursing education.

Dr. Brian C. Parker

PhD (Alberta); RN; RPN
Interim Associate Dean,
Faculty of Nursing


Over the course of his career, Brian’s clinical practice has been predominately focused in the area of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Since 2002, he has been a faculty member teaching in both the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing Diploma Programs at MacEwan University. During this time Brian has also served as Chair of the former Department of Psychiatric Nursing and more recently as Chair of the Department of Nursing Foundations within the Faculty of Nursing.

Along with many publications and conference presentations in which Brian critically analyzes the influence of philosophy/pedagogy, power relations, and the dominant social discourse on technology-based learning tools such as high-fidelity simulation, his research practice has focused on the use of high-fidelity human patient simulation in undergraduate nursing education.

Brian is particularly interested in analyzing the application of educational philosophy and pedagogy to the use of technology-based learning tools in educating the modern adult learner. This has led him to recent research endeavors focusing on simulation and interprofessional healthcare education.

Jananee Rasiah

Associate Dean, Faculty of Nursing



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