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Marian Luctkar-Flude

Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude named 2021 Reznick Scholar

The Reznick Scholars program honours the outstanding leadership and longstanding commitment to educational scholarship demonstrated by former Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Richard Reznick.

Open to all Queen’s Health Sciences faculty members, the program recipients are awarded $20,000 over two years to develop an educational project. Over time, the faculty hopes that the recipients of the scholarship will make up a cohort of scholars committed to health professions education at Queen’s.

The faculty is pleased to announce that the 2021 Reznick Scholar is Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude.

Dr. Luctkar-Flude is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, and Co-President of the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators using Simulation (CAN-Sim). Her research project entitled “Co-Creation of Interprofessional Virtual Simulation Games (VSGs) for Health Professions Students on the Topic of Responding to Racial Microaggressions in Classroom and Clinical Settings”, will investigate the feasibility and efficacy of an online interprofessional education (IPE) module for health professions students in addressing and reducing racial microaggressions in the classroom and clinical settings.

“There is a need for innovative and accessible resources that provide instruction and critical thinking regarding racism and microaggressions. This includes providing resources for underrepresented health professional students regarding how to navigate situations where racism and microaggressions occur, as well as resources for faculty and peers to recognize and support students who are experiencing racism and microaggressions,” writes Dr. Luctkar-Flude.

The use of eLearning and virtual simulation games has been successful in providing education and problem solving in healthcare when interacting with many different groups of individuals, however, there is still a lack of scholarly research in the area. Moreover, in the context of a global pandemic, investigation into online interactive learning tools has become increasingly prescient. Dr. Luctkar-Flude's research will no doubt shed light on this exciting new field.

To learn more about the program or contribute to the fund, please visit: https://www.givetoqueens.ca/project/view/1214

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