Leanne Kelly

Leanne  Kelly
Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Nursing
Office: HSD B240


Area of expertise

Indigenous community health, public health, community engaged learning, Indigenous methodologies, equity and social justice

Tawnshi kiya!  I am a Metis/Cree nurse, originally from the Qu’appelle Valley in Saskatchewan.  I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in the 80’s and have worked in First Nations health for the majority of my nursing career.  I have been a visitor to these Coast Salish lands since 1995 and have raised my sons here while working for the Quw’utsun peoples of the Cowichan valley. 

I have been involved in nursing education my whole career including preceptorships, course development, land based collaborative learning and online course facilitation.

I position myself as a community engaged faculty with an interest in Indigenous wellness, equity seeking groups, Indigenous methodologies, addressing Indigenous specific racism and strength based community strategies.