Our People

Elizabeth Burgess-Pinto

Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Department of Interprofessional Education and Simulation Learning

PhD (Alberta); MH; BScN; RN; IBCLC

9-507E, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Elizabeth Burgess-Pinto joined MacEwan University in 2008.  Her clinical experience is primarily in the areas of pediatrics/child health nursing and community health nursing.  As a sessional instructor, she taught in the undergraduate program at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.  Her research experience includes being National Coordinator for the New Canadian Children & Youth study, an interdisciplinary survey of the well-being of immigrant and refugee children and youth in six Canadian cities.   Her professional practice and research interests include qualitative research methods, narrative inquiry, action research, survey research, relational ethics and practice, global health, immigrant/refugee child and family health, and heutagogical approaches to nursing undergraduate education.

Elizabeth Burgess-Pinto currently teaches courses in population health, nursing research methods, and healthy young families.

Global health, international health, immigrant/refugee health, children & youth, narrative inquiry, qualitative methods, newcomers, surveys, nursing undergraduate education

Teaching and Research Interests

  • HLST 354 – Healthy Populations
  • NURS 344, Fundamentals of Nursing Research
  • NURS 372 Labs, Health Young families

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Burgess-Pinto, E., Little, A., & Johnston, S. (2013) Educating nursing students for interdisciplinary community practice and care system transformation.  Conference paper presented at ICCHNR Conference. Transforming Community Health: the Nursing Impact.  March 13-14, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ogilvie, L., Higginbottom, G., & Burgess-Pinto, E.  (2012).  Fostering Excellence: Development of a Course to Prepare Graduate Students for Research on Migration and Health, Nursing Inquiry – Accepted for publication April 4, 2012.

Burgess-Pinto, E. (2012).  Book Review of “Engendering Migrant Health:  Canadian Perspectives”.  Canadian Ethnic Studies.  Accepted for publication, March 20, 2012.

Ogilvie, L.D., Burgess-Pinto, E., & Caufield, C. (2008).  Challenges and approaches to newcomer health research.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 19(1), 64-73.

Ogilvie, L.D., Paul, P., & Burgess-Pinto, E. (2007).  International Dimensions of Higher Education in Nursing in Canada: Tapping the Wisdom of the 20th Century While Embracing Possibilities for the 21st Century.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 4(1), 1-22.

Ogilvie, L., Leung, B., Gushuliak, T., McGuire, M., & Burgess-Pinto, E. (2007).  Licensure of internationally educated nurses seeking professional careers in the Province of Alberta Canada. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 8(2), 223-241.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • SSHRC Partnership Grant (2012).  Collaborator ($2,500,000 over 7 years). P.A. Victoria Esses, University of Western Ontario.  Pathways to Prosperity: New Policy Directions and Innovative Local Practices for Newcomer Integration and Attraction

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • CPHA (Canadian Public Health Association)
  • CAIN (Canadian Association of International Nursing)
  • ICCHNR (International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research)

Boards / Committees

  • Alberta Health, Member of Refugee Health Committee:  [Policy Framework Working Group and Refugee Health Service Provision Working Group]