Jennifer graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2007 with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. Prior to working in academia Jennifer worked as a general duty RN on an Internal medicine/Oncology ward. It was during this time leadership and team building skills flourished and Jennifer developed a zest for education, not only for herself but for others as well. This is when her passion for Environmental health as it relates to human health began to flourish.
Scholarship: Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Accelerating Primary Health Care Conference (2009): Represented the CNA and the recent developments in the area of environmental health via poster presentation. Responsibilities included; discussing how and why nurses should get involved in environmental health as well as making nurses aware of the tools and the resources available through the CNA website.
Canadian Water Resources Association Conference (2015): Improving Interprofessional Practice to Increase ecoliteracy Amongst Health Care Providers
Red River College: Research & Innovation Day (2016): Resolving Team Disputes: Application of the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics; Hazel Landagan, Jennifer Otto, Patricia Gregory
The Ethics of Covering up for a Colleague: A Case Study; Angelica Calvadores, Jennifer Otto, Patricia Gregory
Western Northern Region Schools of Nursing (2016): Nurse Educators Perceptions of Ecoliteracy in Undergraduate Nursing Programs Nursing
Awards: University of Manitoba Graduate Students Association – Part Time Award Recipient; Presented for significant achievements in scholarship and community involvement.