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Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
Dave Hholmes

2015-2016 Visiting Professor

Dr. Dave Holmes, RN, PhD

Professor and University Research Chair in Forensic Nursing at the University of Ottawa

After completing his B.Sc. (Ottawa, 1991), M.Sc. (Montreal, 1998) and Ph.D. (Montreal, 2002) in Nursing, Professor Holmes completed a CIHR post-doctoral fellowship in Health Care, Technology and Place at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work (2003). To date, Dr. Holmes received funding, as principal investigator, from CIHR and SSHRC, to conduct his research program on risk management in the fields of Public Health and Forensic Nursing. Most of his work, comments, essays, analyses and research are based on the poststructuralist works of Deleuze & Guattari and Michel Foucault.

His works have been published in top-tier journals in nursing, criminology, sociology and medicine. Professor Holmes has published over 109 articles in peer reviewed journals and 32 book chapters. He is co-editor of Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Health Care (Surrey, Ashgate – April 2009), Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Care (Surrey, Ashgate – January 2010), (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach (Surrey, Ashgate – December 2011) and, Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus (Surrey, Ashgate – March 2014). He has presented at numerous national and international conferences. He was appointed as Honorary Visiting Professor in Australia, Indonesia, the United States and the United Kingdom.


May 24

Lecture and Reception

Harnessing the Power of Scholarship in Research

4:30 to 6:30pm

Room POD-463

May 25

Scholarship Development Day

Challenging to Dare: Moving knowledge forward by exploring the radical questions

Book of Abstracts Download available [PDF]

8:30am to 4:00pm

Peter Bronfman Leanring Centre, Heaslip House

May 26 Faculty of Community Services Grantsmanship and Publication Seminar

8:30 to 11:30am

Room SHE-676

Scholarship Development Day

May 25, 2016

Challenging to Dare
Moving knowledge forward by exploring the radical questions

Facilitated by Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Visiting Professor Dr. Dave Holmes

You are invited to participate in the 2016 Scholarship Development Day, where participants will discuss research, clinical work, or teaching scholarship that dares to challenge.

The Book of Abstracts for Scholarship Development Day is now available as a PDF download.


May 25, 2016

8:30am to 4pm

Heaslip House, 7th Floor Peter Bronfman Learning Centre, 297 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W1

Lunch will be provided

Registration fees
(payable by cheque to "Ryerson University)

Faculty | $60.00

Network partners (Preceptors, placement partners) and Students | $40.00

Online Registration Form

For more information, please contact Krista Abramovic at


Previous Visiting Professorships



Who is a Visiting Professor?

The Visiting Professor is a senior scholar from another University or research institution who is invited to Ryerson by the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing for a negotiable period of time, normally from a minimum of one month to a maximum of no more than one academic semester. Visiting Professorships for one academic year may be considered in special circumstances. The purpose of Visiting Professorships is to promote scholarly exchange amongst academics, researchers and students by acquainting the Ryerson Community with perspectives and expertise from other institutions and disciplines. This position is ideal for candidates on sabbatical from their home institution.

A Visiting Professor is expected to take part in academic and scholarly activities in the School and to contribute to the wider University Community. Contributions may include: formal and informal teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; research collaborations with faculty; conducting faculty and/or student workshops; as well as public forums.