Lynda Balneaves, PhD, RN

Associate Professor (on-leave)

UBC School of Nursing
T302 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 2B5

Phone: 604-822-7679

Chaired Essays, Theses and Dissertations

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Educational Background

  • BSc (General Science), University of Manitoba
  • BN (Nursing), University of Manitoba
  • MSN (Nursing), University of Manitoba
  • PhD (Nursing), UBC

Honours & Awards

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award (2008-2013)
  • College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, Award of Excellence in Nursing Research (2012)
  • CANO/ACIO Pfizer Oncology Canada Award of Excellence in Oncology Nursing Research (2010)
  • UBC School of Nursing Public/Media Engagement Award (2010)
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Scientist Award (2004-2008)
  • National Health Research and Development Program Fellowship (1997-2001)
  • British Columbia Health Research Foundation Top-Up Funding (1996-1997)


  • Acting Associate Director, Research - UBC School of Nursing
  • Chair, Scholarship in Teaching and Research (STARs) Committee - UBC School of Nursing
  • Reviewer, CIHR Vanier Doctoral Award Committee
  • Member, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute End 3 (Quality of Life) Development Committee
  • Member, Professional Advisory Group, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
  • Member, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Clinical Trial Group, Breast Disease Site Executive Committee
  • Founding Member, Integrative Canadian Oncology Research Initiative (ICON)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Cancer, Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Patient Education and Counseling
  • Member, Nursing Research Challenge Project Advisory Board, Providence Health Care
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)

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UBC School of Nursing

T201-2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 2B5
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