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Vanessa Cavalieri


Vanessa Cavalieri began her teaching career as a Part-Time Sessional Instructor, and joined the School of Nursing full time as an Assistant Professor in 2021.


  • McMaster Student Union Teaching Award – Top Instructor Nominee – February 2021
  • McMaster Student Union Teaching Award – Nominee – February 2020
  • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing [CASN] Nursing Education Excellence Award – Nominee – June 2019


Vanessa Cavalieri's primary research interests include inclusivity and allyship in education, role modelling as a teaching/learning methodology, and strategies to facilitate student engagement through innovation and experiential learning.  


Vanessa Cavalieri has taught in all levels and streams of the BScN Program, and is experienced in both Problem-Based Learning courses as well as Professional Practice (clinical), in both the Simulation Lab and hospital setting.


  • Cavalieri, V. Invited Speaker. Intentional Inclusivity and Creation of Space Spaces in Nursing Education. Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Regional Conference: Embracing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Across the Canadian Landscape. Presented by Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) team at X University (formerly Ryerson) and its affiliate colleges; Centennial College and George Brown College as well as the Nursing Course Union. (Online presentation). Oct 1​5, 2021.

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