Christine Balfour

Associate Professor of Teaching

School of Nursing
Office: ART 148
Office Hours: Email to set appointment
Phone: 12503062510

Research Summary

Strong interest in community health, adolescent sexual health, teaching and learning

Courses & Teaching

Team Lead for UBC SON Year 2: Community & Mental Health Nursing
Nursing 111 - Foundation of Health
Nursing 228 - Community Health
Nursing 238 - Community Health in Practice
Nursing 428 - Advanced Community Health


My education covers the fields of both nursing and teaching and I have taught throughout the education systems in British Columbia, from Kindergarten to University levels. My passion lies in the field of health promotion, having worked as a Community Health Nurse and a Sexual Health Educator.


MA - Gonzaga University (2000)
B.Ed. - Simon Fraser University (2006)
BScN - University of Victoria (1994)
RN - Thomson Rivers University (1984)

Research Interests & Projects

Currently researching the effects of COVID 19 on the university student ability to engage in learning (2020).

Currently researching how Community Health / Mental Health  can be delivered in a BSN program as central learning competencies as opposed to extra nursing knowledge (2018 – present).

Selected Grants & Awards

Named to the UBC – Okanagan Centre for Teaching and Learning 2015/2016 Thank a Prof Program – 2015/2016

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

BCCNP (1984 – present)

UBCO SON Admission & Progression Committee

UBCO SON UG Awards Committee

UBCO SON UG Curriculum Committee

BC Ministry of Education Sexual Health Steering Committee

VAST – “Vernon Alliance Supporting Tranquility” – Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth.


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