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Sonya L. Jakubec

Degrees:  RN, BHScN (Auckland), MN (UVic), PhD (c) (Calgary)

 

Associate Professor,
Mount Royal University,
School of Nursing
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW,
Calgary, AB, Canada, T3E 6K6

Email: sjakubec@mtroyal.ca
Telephone: 403.440.5075
Fax: 403.440.6203
 

AREAS OF ACADEMIC INTEREST
• Mental health promotion
• Globalization and health
• Community development, activism and advocacy practices
• Research literacy and critique

TEACHING
Courses:
HLTH 2250 (Research for Health and Community Practice)
NURS 3132 (Mental Health Nursing)
NURS 3134 (Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice)
NURS 4465 (Supportive Environments for Mental Health)

Approach:
Sonya appreciates adult learning needs and uses holistic teaching approaches. In her lectures and workshops she draws from a wide collection of exemplars, expert informants/guests, story-telling, current evidence, popular media, special events, sensory/somatic experiences, as well as practical activities. Through these approaches Sonya invites students to learn about and challenge themselves, others and the broader global environment, all while learning the particular course objectives and subject matter.

SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Program: Mental health promotion contexts and connections
• Social inclusion, social environments and mental health promotion
• Globalization and mental health
• Adolescent, older women’s and refugee women’s mental health
• Crisis and mental health (including mental health and sexual assault/intimate partner violence)

Methods: Qualitative, critical and participatory research
• Institutional Ethnography
• Action Research
• Environmental Scans and Evaluation Strategies

Awards/Grants:
• October 2012 – October 2013: PI, A report on the Mental Wellbeing Effects of Nature Inclusion for Palliative Care and End of Life Experiences, AB Tourism Parks and Recreation ($6000)

• May 2012-August 2012: Co-investigator/developer. (with Dr. Cathy Carter-Snell). Knowledge Translation Funding. Alberta Rural Development Network, for video and podcast development of “Rural Sexual Assault” study ($10,000).

• May 2012: Event Funding: Video-conference on Stigma Research and Student Mental, Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University, Scholar’s Council ($575).

• March 2012 – April 2013: PI, A report on Mental Health and Wellbeing Implications of Nature Inclusion, AB Tourism Parks and Recreation ($5000)

• October 2011 – April 2013: Co-investigator, Mental Health Impacts of Nature Inclusion for Adults with Disabilities, Collaborative Research Grant Initiative ($8000)

• October 2011: PI, Environmental Scan of Mental Health and Nature Inclusion, AB Tourism Parks and Recreation ($5000)

• March 2011: Co-Investigator (with Dr. Joseph Osuji and Housing Stability Project team) Internal Research Grant, Office of Research Services, Mount Royal University ($4,000)

• February 2011: Co-investigator (with Dr. Cathy Carter-Snell, PI, and Rural Sexual Assault Training team), Province of Alberta, Safe Communities Innovation Fund ($185,000).

• November 2010: Co-investigator (with Dr. Cathy Carter-Snell, PI, and Mental Health and Intimate Partner Violence team), Alberta Rural Development Network ($10,000).

• May 2010: Co-investigator (with Dr. Cathy Carter-Snell and Mental Health and Intimate Partner Violence team team), Centre for Criminology and Justice Research, Mount Royal University ($21,000)

• March 2010: Co-Investigator (with Dr. Joseph Osuji and Housing Stability Project team) Internal Research Grant, Office of Research Services, Mount Royal University ($4,000, renewable)

• September 2009: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship ($45,000 annually, $5,000 annual travel: awarded/declined).

• April 2009 – 2010: Research Reserve Fund, Mount Royal University ($5,000)

• January – June 2008: Alberta Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes, Research and Development Funding (PI: Recreation/Mental Health Project), ($7,286)

• January –April 2008: Research Reserve Fund, Project Support (MRC), ($5,000)

• May 2007: Internationalization Incentive Fund, Project Award, Mount Royal College ($7,500)

• January 2007: Research Advisor (Health Community of Practice), Alberta Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes ($12,000)

• December 2006: Special Project Fund (Dorothy Smith Invitational Workshop), Graduate Student’s Association, University of Calgary ($1,500)

• January 2006: Graduate Thesis Grant, Research Services, University of Calgary ($1,500)

• January 2006: Graduate Teaching Award, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary ($3,600)

• Sept 2005: Dr. S.K. Littman Graduate Award, University of Calgary ($1,200)

• June 2005: Canadian Nurses Foundation: Senator Norman Paterson Fellowship ($3,000)

• May 2005: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship ($20,000)

• May 2005: Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust (Doctoral Research Award) ($3,000)

• September 2004: Graduate Research Award, UofC, Faculty of Nursing ($4,000)

• February 2004: International Fellowship to India, Research Services, UofC ($6,000)

• September 2003: Province of Alberta Scholarship, University of Calgary ($4,000)

• February 2003: Okanagan University College Grant in Aid of Scholarly Work ($1,500)

• January 2003: SSHRC Institutional Grant, Okanagan University College ($3,000)

• January 2003: Graduate Teaching Award, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary ($3,600)

• October 2002: Okanagan University College Grant in Aid of Scholarly Work ($1,500)

• September 2002: Graduate Research Award, UofC School of Nursing ($4,000)

• May - August 2002: Research Intern, CHSRF/CIHR Nursing Chair Summer Research
Internship Program in Multiple Interventions for Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa. ($7,000).

• September 1998-1999: CIDA Professional Research Award ($8,000).

Invited and Peer Reviewed Presentations:

Jakubec, S.L. (2013). Discourses, dilemmas and the global coordination of "the right to mental health and development". International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences 2013 World Congress, Manchester, UK., August 2013.

Jakubec, S.L., Carruthers Den Hoed, D., Danelesko, E. (2013). Inclusive parks programming and mental well-being: exploring upstream approaches for mental health promotion. Environmental Health 2013: Science and Policy to Protect Future Generations, Boston, USA., March 2013.

Jakubec, S.L., Carter-Snell, C.J. (2012). Regional Linkages and Capacity Building to Improve Rural Women's Sexual Assault Services. Alberta Rural Development Network: Creating Rural Connections Conference 2012, Olds, Alberta, October 2012.

Carter-Snell, C.J., Jakubec, S.L. (2012). Improving Rural Women's Sexual Assault Services. International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Las Croabas, Puerto Rico, USA. October 2012.

Jakubec, S.L. (2012). A troublesome intersection of research and social justice literacy: The power and potential of “social organization literacy” for nurses. Institute of Philosophy in Nursing,Banff,AB.May2012.

Jakubec, S.L, Carruthers Den Hoed, D., Danelesko, E., & Durham, K. (2012) Upstream Mental Health Promotion: A Three Phase Study of Inclusive Parks Programming. Alberta Addictions and Mental Health Research Partnership Program “Found in Translation” Event, Edmonton, AB. March 2012.

Jakubec, S.L, Astle, B.(2012). “Believer or Skeptic?”: Nursing Students Practice Evidence Informed Decision Making With Everyday Questions. Western and North-Western Region of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Lethbridge, AB. February 2012.

Jakubec, S.L, Astle, B.(2012). Enlivened Research Literacy Through An Examination Of The Evidence In Policy And Practice Guidelines. Western and North-Western Region of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Lethbridge, AB. February 2012.

Jakubec, S.L., Mascaro, P. (2012). An on-line course in critical mental health promotion: teaching and learning at multiple spheres of influence. (Virtual Presentation). nternational Conference on Educational Research, Cyprus, February 2012.

Jakubec, S.L., Averns, D., Thomas, R., Link, A. (2012). Working With Uniqueness: Optimizing Vocational Strengths for People With Tourette Syndrome and Co-Morbidities.” (Virtual Presentation). International Conference on Educational Research, Cyprus, February 2012.

Jakubec, S.L, Carruthers Den Hoed, D., Danelesko, E., & Durham, K. (2011). Upstream Mental Health Promotion – A three phase study of inclusive parks programming. Faculty Scholars’ Showcase, Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University. December 2011.

Powell, T., Jakubec, S.L., Tomaszewski, A., Ousji, J. (2011). A holistic model of housing stability for the "hard to house": Lessons learned from housing service users and providers in Calgary. Faculty Scholars’ Showcase, Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University. December 2011.

Carter-Snell, C., Jakubec, S.L., Jackson, F. (2011). Risk and Resilience to Mental Illness after Intimate Forms of Violence. International Association of Forensic Nurses, Montreal PQ. October, 2011.

Jakubec, S.L, Carruthers Den Hoed, D., Danelesko, E., & Durham, K. (2011). Upstream Mental Health Promotion – A three phase study of inclusive parks programming. International Healthy By Nature Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada. September 2011

Jakubec, S.L., Judd, L., Nordstrom, P., Weimand, B. (2011). Expanding nurses’ capacities to think and practice critical mental health promotion: A study of collaborative international teaching and learning. International Conference on Research Utilization, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. June 2011.

Jakubec, S.L., Astle, B., Judd, L., Merkley, C. (2011). Experiencing Research Literacy: Linking Student Learning to Clinical Practice. International Conference on Research Utilization, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. June 2011.

C. Carter-Snell, S. Jakubec & M. Brown. (2010). Rural Sexual Assault Services: A Literature Review. Faculty Scholars’ Showcase, Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University. December 2010.

Jakubec, S.L. (2010) Unravelling the political and social organization of “the right to health and development.” Social Determinants of Mental Health: From Awareness to Action, Chicago, USA. May 2010.

Jakubec, S.L. (2010). Unravelling the political and social organization of “the right to health and development.” Philosophy in the Nurses World Conference. Banff, Canada. May 2010.

Jakubec, S.L. (2009). “Beyond the Rights Rhetoric: Exploring everyday "rights to health" in mental health and development” Realizing the Right to Health and Development for All Conference. HaNoi, Vietnam. October 2009.

Jakubec, S.L., Baran, B., and Rees, A (2009). “Research on Participation for adults with schizophrenia: Professional Support, Facilitators and Barriers,” Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association: Summits of Success Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 2009.

Jakubec, S.L. (2009) Invited Panel Presenter/Discussant, “Mental Health and Recreation”, Physical Activity Forum 2009, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 2009.

Jakubec, S.L. (2009) Invited Lecture, “The social organization of research for the right to mental health and development”, Research and Capacity Development Seminar, University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing, Calgary, Canada. January 2009.

Jakubec, S.L., Baran, B., Rees, A., Danelesko, E. (2008). “Participation in Community Recreation for Persons with Schizophrenia: Facilitators, Barriers, and Roles for Professionals”, Mental Health Research Showcase, Banff, Canada. November 2008.

Jakubec, S.L., Averns, D., Thomas, R., Link, A. (2008). “Finding an Audience: A Grounded Theory of "Optimizing Vocational Strengths", Mental Health Research Showcase, Banff, Canada. November 2008.

Jakubec, S.L. (2008). “Managing Results for the Right to Health: the social organization of the rights to mental health and development”, Canadian Association for the Study of International Development Workshop, Social Sciences and Humanities Congress, UBC, Vancouver, Canada. June 2008.

Jakubec, S.L. (2007). “Beyond the Right’s Rhetoric: Exploring the Right to Mental Health and Development”, International Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Nursing Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada. September 2007.

Jakubec, S.L, (2007). Invited Lecture, “The right to health: a model in mental health and development”, Copenhagen, Denmark. May 2007.

Jakubec, S.L. (2006). “From the Rideau to the Ganges: exploring "health rights" knowledge from "up-stream", "downstream" and in between”, Interdisciplinary Conference of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 2006.

Jakubec, S.L. (2006). Paper Presentation, “A Model in Mental Health and Development: the BasicNeeds Ghana experience”, World Congress of Psychiatric Nurses, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 2006.

Jakubec, S.L. (2005). “The evolving “health as a human right” discourse: an institutional ethnography”, Interdisciplinary Conference of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Philadelphia. August 2005.

Jakubec, S.L. (2005). “The social organization of health as a human right in mental health and development”, Interdisciplinary Conference, “Human Rights in a Globalizing Era?”, Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor. August 2005.

Jakubec, S.L. (2005): Panel Presentation, “Policy for People: How Qualitative Research Helps”, Session Organizer: Dr. Marie Campbell. The First International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. August 2005.

Jakubec, S.L. (2004): “Out of the Multiple Margins: Older Women Managing Their Health Care”, Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Portland, Oregon. April 2004.

Underhill, C., Raja, S., Jakubec, S.L. (2003). “Giving voice/creating change: working with mentally ill people to advocate a right to treatment”, Canadian Conference on International Health, Ottawa, ON. October 2003.

Banister, E., Jakubec, S.L. Stein, J. (2003). “Losing Themselves, Keeping the Guy: Adolescent Women’s Health Issues Related to Their Dating Relationships”. International Women’s Health Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada. June 2003.

Jakubec, S.L. (2003). “Organized Madness: The ‘world mental health frame’ for development work”. Advances in Qualitative Research Methods Conference, Banff, AB, Canada. May 2003

Tate, B., Jakubec, S.L. (2003). “Building Research Capacity: Lessons learned at two British Columbia university colleges”. Western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing, Lethbridge, AB, Canada. April 2003

Jakubec, S.L. (2002). Invited Plenary Lecture, “Thinking Locally/Acting Globally: explicating the social relations of World Mental Health”, Institutional Ethnography Network Conference, Victoria, BC. June 2002

Jakubec, S.L., (2002). “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: the problematic world of World Mental Health”, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, ON. May 2002

Jakubec, S.L. (2002). Invited Research Presentation “Ordering Madness in Africa: The ‘world mental health frame' for development work”, Graduate Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. January 2002.

Jakubec, S.L. (July 2001). “Standardisation and Order or Translation and Subordination: Globalization and a problematic world mental health”, World Federation for Mental Health, International Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada. June 2001.

Banister, E., Jakubec, S.L. (2000). “Making Connections: Nurturing Adolescent Girls’ Strengths,” Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Ottawa, ON, Canada. June 2000.

Jakubec, S.L. (2000). “What in the World is Making Us Crazy?” Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Edmonton, AB, Canada. May 2000.

Banister, E., Tate, B., Jakubec, S.L. (2000). “Using Feminist Process in a Participatory Research Project,” Qualitative Health Research Conference, Banff, AB, Canada. April, 2000.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:
•Averns, D., Jakubec, S.L., Thomas, R., Link, A. (under review). "Working With Uniqueness: Optimizing Vocational Strengths for People With Tourette Syndrome and Co-Morbidities". Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

• Jakubec, S.L., Carter-Snell, C.J., Ofrim, J., Skanderup, J. (under review). “Making it work the best we can with what we have”: Rural sexual assault service strengths, concerns and educational needs, Health Care for Women International.

• Jakubec, S.L., Parboosingh, J., Colvin, B. (under review). Introducing A Multimedia Course To Enhance Health Professionals’ Skills To Facilitate Communities Of Practice: Experiences of the first cohort of course participants. International Journal of Health Organization and Management.

• Tomaszewski, A., Powell, T., Jakubec, S.L. Osuji, J. (under review). A Model of Housing Stability Determinants Informed by Previously Homeless Individuals. Sage-Online

• Jakubec, S.L., Astle, B. (in press). Connecting Critical Appraisal to Evidence Based Practice: A Teaching and Learning Activity for Research Literacy. Journal of Nursing Education.

• Jakubec, S.L. (in press). Live From the Love Lab: Sparking a love of research in undergraduate students. College Teacher.

• Carter-Snell, C., Jakubec, S.L. (in press). Exploring Influences on Women's Mental Health after Interpersonal Violence. The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies.

• Jakubec, S.L., & Astle, B.J. (2012). Appraising evidence for everyday research questions. Journal of Nursing Education, 51(12), 719.

• Jakubec, S.L. Tomaszewski, A., Powell, T., Osuji, J. (2012). “More than the House”: Canadian Perspectives on Housing Stability. Housing, Care and Support, 15(3): 99 – 108.

• Jakubec, S.L., Mascaro, P. (2012). An on-line course in critical mental health promotion: teaching and learning at multiple spheres of influence. Elsevier, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428)

• Jakubec, S.L., Averns, D., Thomas, R., Link, A. (2012). Working With Uniqueness: Optimizing Vocational Strengths for People With Tourette Syndrome and Co-Morbidities.” Elsevier, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428)

• Hyrcak, N., Jakubec, S.L. (2006). “Listening to Different Voices, Discovering New Possibilities: Lessons in Nursing Women Immigrants to Canada”. Canadian Nurse. 102(6), 24-28.

• Banister, E.M, Jakubec, S.L. (2005). "I'm stuck as far as relationships go": Young Women, Voice and Compromising Choices in Dating Relationships. Child & Youth Services, 26(2).

• Jakubec, S. (2004). The "world mental health" framework: Dominant discourses in mental health and international development.  Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 23(2), 23-38.

• Kinch, J.L, Jakubec, S.L. (2004). Out of the margins: Older women’s experiences of health care. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 36(4): 90-108.

• Banister, E.M, Jakubec, S.L., & Stein, J.A. (2003). “Like, what am I supposed to do?” Adolescent Girls’ Health Concerns in their Dating Relationships, Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 35(2), 16-33.

• Jakubec, S.L., Campbell, M. (2003). Mental Health Research and Cultural Dominance: An Analysis of the Social Construction of Knowledge for International Development, Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 35(2), 74-88.

Peer Reviewed Textbook Contributions

• Jakubec, S.L. (forthcoming). Chapter 7 - Mental Health: CRNE Preparation Guide – 2nd Ed, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Editor: Schow, E.

• West, C., Jakubec, S.L. (forthcoming). Chapter 20 – Family Nursing, Fifth Edition of Potter/Perry, Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, Elsevier.

• Jakubec, S.L., Astle, B. (forthcoming). Chapter 20 – Family Nursing, Fifth Edition of Potter/Perry, Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, Elsevier.

• Jakubec, S.L. (forthcoming). Chapter 24 – Crisis and Disaster, First Canadian Edition of Varcarolis, Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach, Elsevier.

• Jakubec, S.L., Murray, E. (2012). “Chapter 5: Advocating for Child Rights to Health: From Theory to Action” in E. Murray (Ed).  Children Matter – Exploring Child and Youth Human Rights Issues in Canada.

• Jakubec, S.L. (2007). “Mental Health: CRNE Preparation Guide”, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Editor(s): Schow, E., and C. Murray.

• Banister, E., Jakubec, S.L. (2005) "I'm stuck as far as relationships go": Adolescent girls' dilemmas of voice in dating relationships, in Hoskins, Reprinted in: Hoskins, M. L. & Artz, S. A. (Eds.). Complex lives/complex identities: Working relationally with girls. PA: Haworth Press.

• Banister, E.M, Jakubec, S.L, & Stein, J.A. (2003). “Like, what am I supposed to do?” Adolescent Girls’ Health Concerns in their Dating Relationships, Reprinted in: Polit, D.F. & Beck, C.T. (2005). Nursing Research: Principals and Methods – 7th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

• Contributor/Collaborator with “Early Assistance Series: Helping Children with Emotional and Behavioral Problems” (Child and Youth Mental Health Book) (in progress), Hesperian Foundation, Berkeley, CA, USA. Coordinator: Ms. Sarah Shannon, Hesperian Foundation (2000 – present).

SERVICE

Peer Reviewer: Journal of Nursing Education, BioMed Central, Socialist Studies Journal, Canadian Nurse, Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Intervention: The International Journal for Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict.

Committee Membership: Scholarship and Research Unit (MRU School of Nursing), Canadian Society for International Health, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, The Forensic Research Network

Volunteer: Mental Health Commission of Canada (Round-table on Social Inclusion), Push to Open Nature Society
 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST

• On-line education
• International partnerships
• Connecting Policy and Practice
• Village/community and care-giver support