Jamie L. Penner RN, MN

Instructor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba

Jamie Penner is an instructor in the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and a PhD candidate at McGill University. With more than 20 years of experience in nursing practice, research, and education, Jamie is passionate about improving family caregiving literacy amongst healthcare students, educators, providers, and the broader community. She teaches undergraduate nursing courses in supportive and palliative care, and family health, and co-developed and teaches an interdisciplinary and intergenerational course in family caregiving across the lifespan.

Her program of scholarship is focused on working with communities and family caregivers to improve the caregiving experience and promote the health and wellbeing of family caregivers through the co-design, implementation, and evaluation of caregiver-friendly communities.

Driven by both personal and professional caregiving experiences, Jamie is deeply committed to advocating for family caregivers and educating and empowering all sectors of the community to engage in helping family caregivers thrive.