The University of Victoria School of Nursing, Centre for Evidence-Informed Nursing and Healthcare (CEiNHC): A JBI affiliated group

JBI team
Participants, Core Team Members and JBI Certified Trainers who attended our first on-site offering of JBI’s Comprehensive Systematic Review Training at the University of Victoria in May 2019. (Photo: Cindy MacDonald).

What is the Joanna Briggs Institute?

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is recognized as a global leader in evidence-based healthcare. JBI is an independent, international not-for-profit research organization. JBI collaborating centres around the world promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to improve healthcare outcomes globally. The JBI collaborates with other international groups such as the Cochrane Collaboration, Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, and the International Society for Evidence-Based Health Care. JBI has a suite of resources to assist with the completion of Systematic Reviews (including Scoping Reviews).

For More Information, Visit the JBI Website at

Introducing the JBI Collaboration

The JBI Collaboration is a worldwide effort to promote and support the use of the best available evidence to inform decisions made at the point of care. The functions of the JBI Collaboration are directed towards the knowledge needs of local clinicians and consumers, with each Collaborating Entity leading evidence-based initiatives in their region, country, state or specialty. JBI provides a systematic process for finding and appraising evidence, a process supported by training, tools, a peer-review process, and networking to inform best practices. The JBIC is the largest global collaboration to integrate evidence-based healthcare within a theory informed model that brings together academic entities with hospitals and health systems. The JBI model is founded on a strong relationship between academic, research, practice and policy partners.

Introducing the UVic CEiNHC

The School of Nursing at the University Of Victoria is home to the JBI Centre for Evidence informed Nursing and Health Care. We are a team of researchers, librarians and graduate students and since 2016 have been an affiliated group of JBI with a focus on Evidence Synthesis and Systematic Reviews. We meet monthly to provide mentorship and support for people working on JBI reviews. We also offer the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Training Program each year (usually in May). For more information about the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program please visit the JBI Website at:

The JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program (CSRTP)

For details on this year’s offering of the JBI (CSRTP) click here

We are currently building collaborations with local health care, educational and government agencies to increase our impact on health care services for Vancouver Island and across B.C. If you are interested in finding out more about JBI and the benefits it can bring to your organization, please contact one of our Co-Directors:

Dr. Karen MacKinnon
School of Nursing

Dr. Diane Sawchuck
Island Health

Core Team Members include:

  • Karen MacKinnon, PhD, MScN, RN
  • Diane Sawchuck PhD, RN
  • Joan Humphries, PhD, RN 
  • Carol Gordon, PhD, MLS
  • Darlaine Jantzen, PhD, RN
  • Diane Butcher PhD
  • Dzifa Dordunoo PhD RN
  • Katherine Bertoni MN, NP(F)
  • Lenora Marcellus, PhD, RN
  • Debra Sheets PhD RN
  • Maureen Ryan, PhD, MN, BN, RN
  • Anastasia Mallidou, PhD, RN


For more information on the JBI initiatives at the School of Nursing contact:

Karen MacKinnon, RN, MScN, PhD
Associate Professor and Deputy Director, JBI Initiative
Phone: 250-721-7966