Janice Waddell is an associate dean in the Faculty of Community Services and an Associate Professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, at Ryerson University. She has extensive teaching and curriculum development experience in undergraduate and graduate programs with particular foci on nursing education, leadership, and violence against women and children. Janice’s research interests center on the impact of curriculum -based career planning and development on student and new graduate nurse career resilience, faculty mentorship, student engagement, innovative curriculum design, and the transition experiences for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Her past and present professional involvement includes leadership roles in Lambda Pi At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing, the Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario, and several school, faculty, and university level committees. Her career planning and development work with students was adopted as a national strategy for the Canadian Nurses Student Association (CNSA) for six years. Janice’s contributions to education and the profession have been acknowledged through several awards including the CNSA Honourary Life Member award, the Registered Nurses of Ontario Award of Merit, the Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario Honourary Life Member Award, and the Ryerson University Provost’s Innovative Teaching Award.