Victoria Smye, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
Room 3301, FNB
519 661-2111 x86986
- PhD (University of British Columbia)
- MHSc (McMaster)
- BA (Brock)
- Nursing Diploma (Hamilton Civic Hospitals School of Nursing)
- Adjunct Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
- Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University (SFU)
- Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Supervising Graduate Students
- Inequities in access to mental health and addictions care
- Indigenous health
- Women and violence and, in particular, interpersonal and structural violence
- Critical theoretical perspectives, including exploration and application of the concepts of cultural safety, relational practice, and intersectionality in nursing and health care more broadly
- Gross P., Efimoff, L., Patrick, L., Josewski, V., Hau, K., Smye, V. & Lambert, S. (2016). The Dudes club: A brotherhood for men’s health. Canadian Family Physician, 62(6), e311-e318.
- Lindsay, G., Schwind, J., Papaconstantinou, E., Smye, V., & Cross, N. (2016). Autobiographical reflections on what it means to experience disruption. Reflective Practice, 17:5, 583-591, DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2016.1184635
- Tang, S., Browne, A. J., Mussell, B., Smye, V., & Rodney, P. (2015). 'Underclassism' and access to healthcare in urban centres. Sociology of Health and Illness. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12236
- Wong, S., Browne, A. J., Varcoe, C., Lavoie, J., Smye, V., Fridkin, A., . . . Tu, D. (2014). Development of health equity indicators in primary health care organizations using a modified Delphi. PLoS One, 9(12), e114563. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114563.
- Browne, A. J., Varcoe, C. M., Wong, S. T., Smye, V. L., & Khan, K. B. (2014). Can ethnicity data collected at an organizational level be useful in addressing health and healthcare inequities? Ethnicity and Health, 19(2), 240-254. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2013.814766.
- Browne,A. J., Varcoe,C., Wong,S., Smye,V., Lavoie,J., et al., (2012) Closing the health equity gap: evidence-based strategies for primary health care organizations. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11(59), doi:10.1186/1475-9276-11-59.
- Wong, S. T., Browne, A. J., Varcoe, C., Lavoie, J., Smye, V., et al. (2011). Enhancing Measurement of Primary Health Care Indicators Using an Equity Lens: an Ethnographic Study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 10 (38), doi:10.1186/1475-9276-10-38.
- Smye, V., Browne, A.J., Varcoe, C. & Josewski, V. (2011). Harm reduction and methadone maintenance treatment: Intersections of gender, class, race and ability. Harm Reduction Journal, 8(17), 7 doi:10.1186/1477-7517-8-17.
- Anderson, J., Pakula, B., Smye, V. Peters, V., & Schroeder, L. (2011). Strengthening aboriginal health inside a place-based learning community. Journal of Aboriginal Health, March, 42-52.
- Godard, L., Josewski, V., Cory, J., Abi-Jaoude, A., Halinka Malcoe, L. & Smye V. (accepted). Disrupting Dominant Discourses: Rethinking services and systems for women with experiences of abuse. In M. Morrow and L. Halinka Malcoe (Eds.). Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health. University of Toronto Press
- Smye, V. (2011). Social and ethnocultural considerations (Chapter 4). In D. D’Amico, C. Barbarito, C Twomey, & N. Harder (eds.) Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing (pp. 59-72). NJ: Pearson Education.
- Smye, V., Browne, A., Gross, P., Johnson, R., Littlejohn, D., Mussell, W., Varcoe, C., Josewski, V. & Azak, E. (2015.) A Thousand Words. Produced by Jeff Topham (filmmaker). Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Role: Principal Investigator, Aboriginal Men’s Health Narratives – Reclaiming our Lives.
- Smye, V., Browne, A., Gross, P., Johnson, R., Littlejohn, D., Mussell, W., Varcoe, C., Josewski, V. & Azak, E. (2014.) In Their Words (the Dudes Club). Produced by Lonnie Wright (filmmaker), Three Bridges Films. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Role: Principal Investigator, Aboriginal Men’s Health Narratives – Reclaiming our Lives. Vimeo.
- See at: https://vimeo.com/85651263
- Smye, V., Parkes, T., Salmon, A., Lipsky, N., Gloyn, S.& the BCAPOM Board. (2014). We are the Warriors - The Methadone Warriors. Produced by Lonnie Wright, Three Bridges Films. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). DVD for Distribution. Role: Principal Investigator, The Methadone Mess.
- See at: https://vimeo.com/94816611
- Smye, V., Browne, A., Dion Stout, M., Varcoe, C., Josewski, V. (2012). From a dark room: Picturing a better world for Aboriginal women experiencing violence. Produced by Lemongrass Media. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). DVD for Distribution. Role: Principal Investigator, Feature Length Snapshots.
- ‘iHEAL’, a community-based program designed to meet the needs of women who have left an abusive partner
- EQUIP, community-based research to examine the impact of the intervention to enhance staff knowledge, attitudes and practices; improve processes of care; shift organizational policies and structures; and improve selected client outcomes
- Critical Research in Health and Health Inequity (CRiHHI) unit, UBC School of Nursing (Associate)
- Health Policy
- Critical Cultural Perspectives and Health, Cultural Safety
- Indigenous Health
- Qualitative Methods
- Mental Health
- Relational Practice
- Nominated Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) President-Elect (2016)
- Board Member, Mood Disorders Society of Canada
- Board Member, Sal‘i’shan Institute, BC
- Advisor/Friend, First People’s Wellness Circle, formerly the Native Mental Health Association of Canada
- Member, Nurses Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI)
- Chair or Scientific Officer, IAB (Indigenous Peoples’ Health) Peer Review Committee (CIHR)