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Dr. Kim Critchley

Member — Jurisdictional (Atlantic Provinces)

Dr. Kim Critchley has been the Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness for Prince Edward Island since July of 2016. Prior to this appointment, she served as Dean and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ), and before that as the Acting and Interim Dean and CEO of UCQ in 2012.

Kim has a long and distinguished nursing career in post-secondary education in Canada, holding a number of important academic administrative positions, and was the UPEI Lead for 10 years for the Atlantic Regional Training Centre that offered a Master of Applied Health Services Research with four Atlantic universities. Kim has also held a number of important administrative positions within the nursing profession.

Kim earned a BSc in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University, a Master of Nursing from the University of Calgary, a Diploma in Primary Health Care and Quality Improvement from the University of Helsinki’s Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and a PhD from the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Medicine. Her areas of research include primary health care, children’s health, Indigenous peoples health, and knowledge translation. She has extensive peer-reviewed publications and scholarly presentations to her credit; is a member of the Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island, the Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing Accreditation Team, and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Awards Nominating Committee; and is a four-time recipient of the UPEI School of Nursing Education Award.