Candice Waddell

R.P.N., B.Sc.P.N., M.P.N.
Assistant Professor
Phone:  (204) 727-7404
Fax:  (204) 571-8568
Office #:  HSB 059

Candice Waddell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing at Brandon University. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Brandon University and was granted the Brandon University gold medal in Master of Psychiatric Nursing upon graduation. Prior to her work with Brandon University, she was a registered psychiatric nurse in Australia, New Zealand, Manitoba and remote communities in Nunavut. She was acknowledged nationally by the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health with a Champion of Mental Health Award for her work in Nunavut improving community wellness through youth and community engagement. She has worked nationally and internationally on projects and collaborations focused on improving indigenous mental health and wellness, and reducing the impact of trauma.

Her research interests include:  improving mental health and social equity in marginalized populations; the influence of gender on mental health and wellness; culturally sensitive mental health practice; and the lived experience of individuals experiencing mental illness and trauma.

Peer Reviewed Articles Include:

Waddell, C. M., Robinson, R., & Crawford, C. (2017). Decolonizing Approaches to Inuit Community Wellness: Conversations with Elders in a Nunavut Community. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 36(1).

Peer Reviewed Presentations Include:

Waddell, C. M. (2017). Decolonizing Approaches to Community Wellness: Conversations with Elders in a Nunavut Community. Black Canadian Studies Association 2017 Conference. Brandon Manitoba, May 2017.

Waddell, C. M. (2015). Improving community wellness through the inclusion of traditional knowledge: A participatory action research study in Nunavut. World Congress for Psychiatric Nursing. Banff, Alberta. May 2015

Waddell, C. M., & Keyowski, A. (2015). Strengthening psychiatric nursing practive in Northern, rural and remote regions of Nunavut (Poster Presentation). World Congress of Psychiatric Nursing. Banff, Alberta. May 2015

Waddell C. M., Lutz, M., & Warriner, E. (2013). Isolated in the Arctic. World Congress of Psychiatric Nursing. Winnipeg, Manitoba. May 2013.

Other Publications Include:

Pan American Health Organization. (2016). Promoting Mental Health in Indigenous Populations. Experiences from Countries. A collaboration between PAHO/WHO, Canada, Chile and Partners from the Region of the Americas 2014- 2015. Washington, DC: PAHO.

Waddell, Candice (2018).  Inuit community wellness: Conversations with Elders in a Nunavut community.  Brandon University Research Connection, February 2018.

Graham, Jan Marie, & Waddell, Candice. (2018)  What are RPNs doing these days? An exploration of the scope of practice and role identity.  Brandon University Research Connection, March 2018.

Letter of Invitation