Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine, recent assistant director, chair, at St. Francis Xavier University Rankin School of Nursing in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, has accepted an appointment as dean of the UWindsor Faculty of Nursing to commence Sept. 1, provost Douglas Kneale has announced.
Dr. Sheppard-LeMoine brings more than 30 years of experience as a Canadian educator, including faculty appointments at Dalhousie University for 20 years and at the University of Calgary in Qatar for almost four years. Her program of research includes leading an international team study on interprofessional learning within a simulated, family assessment environment. Currently, she is examining collaborative practices that foster community and citizen access to health services and optimal scope of nursing practice in emergency services.
“I couldn’t be more humbled and proud to join the University of Windsor during these most unique times,” she said. “It is clear to me that the UWindsor Faculty of Nursing has had the vison, leadership, and commitment to build responsive nursing education and research programs that Canada and the world needs now more than ever.”
In announcing the appointment, Dr. Kneale noted that Sheppard-Lemoine’s program of research will mean new opportunities, including international projects, for the UWindsor faculty.
“Her research experience and collaborations with key health care stakeholders, within both the nursing profession and political arenas across Canada, will serve us well as we face ongoing challenges in community and global health,” Kneale said.