2015 - Present

  1. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., El Hakmi, S., Hershkowitz, M., & Kozak, M. (Sep. 17, 2019). Risk Factors for Elder Abuse in Arabic-speaking Communities in Toronto. Paper presentation at the Aging & Social Change Conference, Vienna, Austria.
     

  2. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Pirner, D., Kanthasamy, P., & Hershkowitz, M. (Sep. 17, 2019). Understanding elder abuse in Toronto’s Tamil community: Emerging findings of a mixed-methods study. Poster presentation at the Aging & Social Change Conference, Vienna, Austria.
     

  3. Fong, A., Guruge, S., & Wang, L. (Sep. 17, 2019). Cantonese-speaking older immigrant women’s health experience in Toronto. Paper presentation at the Aging & Social Change Conference, Vienna, Austria.
     

  4. Mihari, N., Guruge, S., Bishop, S., & St.Amant, O. (Jul. 28, 2019). Desiring Shared Meaning, Experiencing Disequilibrium: Resource Team Nurses' Experience of Language Barrier in Care Encounters. Paper presentation at the 30th International Nursing Research Congress, Calgary, AB.
     

  5. Guruge, S., Sethi, B., Bukhari, H., Kwak, M.J., & Walton-Roberts, M. (Jun. 26, 2019). Aging, immigration and transnational care circulations: Canadian contrasts. Paper presentation at the International Metropolis Conference, Ottawa, ON.
     

  6. Costigan, C.L., Aldama, A.F., Lofft, J.S., Sethi, B., Guruge, S., & Lau, P. (Jun. 25, 2019). Social Inclusion & Participation: Community Action and Self-Agency. Paper presentation at the International Metropolis Conference, Ottawa, ON.
     

  7. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Kozak, M., El Hakmi, S., Boutmira, S., & Hershkowitz, M. (May 24, 2019). Identifying elder abuse risks factors: The perspectives of Arabic-speaking older immigrant women. Paper presentation at The NORA Conference: Border regimens, territorial discourses and feminist politics, Iceland.
     

  8. Zanchetta, M.S., Guruge, S., Souto, D.Q., Ventura, I. F., de Oliveira, R. P., Usanov, C., Lohami, R., Stahl, H., Chandrasegaram, S., & Moniz, C. (May 24, 2019). Multi-level stakeholder consultation towards addressing violence against women in Brazil: Focus on feminist grounds and citizen entrepreneurship. Paper presentation at The NORA Conference: Border regimens, territorial discourses and feminist politics, Iceland.
     

  9. Guruge, S., Hershkowitz, M. (May 24, 2019). Syrian newcomer women, Canada, settlement, Privately Sponsored Refugee, Government Assisted Refugee, and Blended Visa Office-Referred. Paper presentation at The NORA Conference: Border regimens, territorial discourses and feminist politics, Iceland.
     

  10. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Kozak, M., El Hakmi, S., Boutmira, S., & Hershkowitz, M. (May 24, 2019). Identifying elder abuse risks factors: The perspectives of Arabic-speaking older immigrant women. Paper presentation at The NORA Conference: Border regimens, territorial discourses and feminist politics, Iceland.
     

  11. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., & Leung, E. (Apr. 30, 2019). Risk factors for elder abuse: Perceptions of older Chinese, Korean, Punjabi and Tamil immigrants. Poster presentation at the Public Health National Forum, Ottawa, ON.
     

  12. Guruge, S., Lee, K.H., & Leung, E. (Apr. 11, 2019). Addressing elder abuse in the Korean community in Toronto: Lessons learned on participant recruitment. Poster presentation at Faculty of Community Services (FCS): “Faculty Achievement Event”, at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  13. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Gebremariam, A., & Leung, E. (Apr. 11, 2019). Understanding access to and use of social support for older Spanish speaking immigrants in Toronto. Poster presentation at Faculty of Community Services (FCS): “Faculty Achievement Event”, at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  14. El Hakmi, S., Boutmira, S., Kozak, M., Sidani, S., & Guruge, S. (Apr. 11, 2019). Addressing risk factors contributing to elder abuse within Arabic-speaking communities in the GTA. Poster presentation at Faculty of Community Services (FCS): “Faculty Achievement Event”, at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  15. Wang, L., Guruge, S., Dorkenoo, S., Walton-Roberts, M., Sethi, B., & Spitzer, D. (Apr. 3-7, 2019). Accessing informal and formal social supports among older immigrants in Canada: A mixed-methods approach. Poster presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, US.
     

  16. Dorkenoo, S., Wang, L., Guruge, S., Walton-Roberts, M., Sethi, B., & Spitzer, D. (Apr. 4, 2019). Accessing informal and formal social supports among older immigrants in Canada: A mixed-methods approach. Poster presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, US.
     

  17. Guruge, S., Bukhari, H., Paul, K., Sethi, B., Bokore, N., & Hershkowitz, M. (Mar. 23, 2019). Canada’s three sponsorship programs: Practice and policy recommendations from Syrian newcomers and service providers. Workshop facilitation at the 21st National Metropolis Conference: Doing Immigration Differently, Halifax, NS.
     

  18. Pimienta, P., Guruge, S., St-Amant, O., & Catallo, C. (Jan. 31, 2019). Ontario’s health insurance plan and perinatal care for newcomer women: Implications for health policy. Paper submitted to the Racialized Maternal Health Conference: Politics of the Black Pregnant Body, Toronto, ON.
     

  19. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Kozak, M., El Hakmi, S., & Hershkowitz, M. (Dec. 16, 2018). Risk factors contributing to elderly abuse in the Arabic-speaking communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Poster and oral presentations at the Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference, Toronto, ON.
     

  20. Sethi, B., & Gruuge, S. (Nov. 2-3, 2018). Syrian Newcomer Perspectives of Resettling in Canada: Thinking Through Social Work Engagement. Paper presented at the Ontario Association of Social Workers’ (OSAW) Biennial Provincial Conference, Toronto, ON.
     

  21. Sethi, B., Guruge, S., & Bokore, M. (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2018). “The Fear was from the Unknown”: Refugee (Re)Settlement in London, Ontario. Paper presented at the 11th Anniversary Edition of Annual strangers in New Homelands Conference, Winnipeg, MB.
     

  22. Seneviratne, S.M.K.S., Sivayogan, S., Jayasiri, J., & Guruge, S. (Oct. 2018). Nurses’ skills in the care for women survivors of intimate partner violence. Invited presentation at research symposium at The Provincial Director of Health services (western province) Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
     

  23. Li, I., Guruge, S., & Lee, C. (Oct.18-20, 2018). The Super Visa program and its policy implications. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy, Vancouver, BC.
     

  24. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Kozak, M., El Hakmi, S., & Hershkowitz, M. (Oct.18-20, 2018). Addressing elder abuse in Arabic-speaking communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy, Vancouver, BC. 
     

  25. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Kanthasamy, P., Kumar, D., & Hershkowitz, M. (Oct.18-20, 2018). Addressing risk factors for elder abuse in Toronto’s Tamil community. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy, Vancouver, BC.
     

  26. Zanchetta, M., Guruge, S., & Brito, R.Q. (Sep. 28, 2018). Local stakeholder consultation in developing multi-level intervention studies to address violence against women in Paraiba, Brazil. Presented at The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International 22nd Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
     

  27. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Gunawardena, N., & Nazeer, I. (Sep. 28, 2018). Healthcare providers’ attitudes, beliefs, and preparedness to provide IPV-related care in Sri Lanka: Barriers and opportunities. Presented at The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International 22nd Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
     

  28. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., & Wang, A. Z. Y. (Sep. 28, 2018). Engaging men in addressing intimate partner violence against women: A scoping review of interventions. Presented at The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International 22nd Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
     

  29. Li, I., Guruge, S., & Lee, C. (Sep. 19, 2018). The impact of the new Super Visa program on the lives of immigrants in Canada and their aging parents. Presented at Aging & Society: Eighth Interdisciplinary Conference, Tokyo, Japan.
     

  30. Guruge, S., & Mohamed, M. (Sep. 19, 2018). Issues faced by community health nurses encountering cases of elder abuse. Presented at Aging & Society: Eighth Interdisciplinary Conference, Tokyo, Japan.
     

  31. Li, I., Guruge, S., & Lee, C. (August 8-10, 2018). Super Visa program and its opportunities and constraints: Findings of a recent study. Presented at International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing, Toronto, ON.
     

  32. Guruge, S. (June 3-5, 2018). Promoting health of Syrian newcomer women and their families in Ontario. To be presented at the 5th Nordic Conference in Family Focused Nursing, Tampere, Finland.
     

  33. Guruge, S. (May 30, 2018). Emerging findings from a study with Syrian Newcomer Women in Canada. Keynote presentation at the Supporting Emotional Wellbeing and Access to Healthcare for Syrian Mothers workshop, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC.
     

  34. Guruge, S. & Lucchese, S. (Mar. 20-23, 2018). Portuguese-speaking immigrant women’s experience of accessing services for intimate partner violence. To be presented at the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference, Halifax, ON.
     

  35. Guruge, S. (March 9, 2018). Diverse perspectives and inclusive solutions: Addressing elder abuse in immigrant communities in Canada. Keynote presentation at The Immigrant Seniors in Canada: An Asset and not a Liability, Toronto, ON.
     

  36. Guruge, S. & Hershkowitz, M. (Dec. 5, 2017). Emerging findings from a study with Syrian newcomer women in Canada. Presented at the office of the vice-president, research and innovation (OVPRI), Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario.
     

  37. Guruge, S. (Nov. 22, 2017). Elder abuse in immigrant communities. Presented at Albion branch: Toronto public library, Toronto, Ontario.
     

  38. Guruge, S. (Nov. 20, 2017). Elder abuse in immigrant communities. Presented at Lilian H. Smith: Toronto public library, Toronto, Ontario.
     

  39. Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Wang, A., & Guruge, S. (Nov. 1-3, 2017). Interventions aimed at addressing stigma of mental illness: Key points of consideration for mental health nurses. Paper presented at the Conference of the Canadian Federation of Mental Health nurses, Niagara Falls, ON.
     

  40. Guruge, S. & Bender, A. (Nov. 1-3, 2017). Contact-based Empowerment Education: An advocacy-focused intervention to reduce stigma of mental illness. Presented at the Conference of the Canadian Federation of Mental Health nurses, Niagara Falls, ON.
     

  41. Campbell, J., Doherty, D., Guruge, S., Lavell-Harvard, D., & Baker, L. (Oct. 18-19, 2017). Safety Planning with Vulnerable Populations. Presented at Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference, London, Ontario.
     

  42. Agrawal, S., Guruge, S., Winter, E., Douglas, D., Ali, M., Gonser, A. (Sep. 18-22, 2017). Settlement of Syrian refugees in Canada: Lessons learned. Workshop facilitated at  International Metropolis Conference 2017, The Hague, Netherlands.
     

  43. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya, V., Wong, J.P., Fung, K., Este, D., Morrow, M., Sidani, S., Sin, R., Sato, C., & Jiang, C. (Sep. 18-20, 2017). Addressing the stigma of mental illness in Asian communities: Lessons Learned. Paper presented at the CMHA National Committee Conference in Toronto, ON.
     

  44. Fung, K., Sin, R., Bender, A., Shakya, Y., Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Butt, N., & Wong, J.P. (Sep. 15, 2017). Reducing stigma and training mental health ambassadors among Asian men: The Toronto site experience. Presented at Canadian Psychiatric Association 67th Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON.
     

  45. Fung, K., Sin, R., Bender, A., Shakya, Y., Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Butt, N., & Wong, J. P. (June 22-25, 2017). Use of ACT in reducing stigma and training mental health ambassadors among Asian men – the Toronto site results. Presented at Association of Contextual Behavioural Science 15th Annual World Conference, Seville, Spain.
     

  46. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Sidani, S., Younes, R.,  Altenberg, J., Bukhari, H., & Fredericks, S. (Jun. 16-18, 2017). Healthcare needs among newcomer Syrian women in the GTA. Poster presented at North American Refugee Health Conference, Toronto, ON.
     

  47. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Younes, R., Bukhari, H., & Altenberg, J. (Jun. 6-8, 2017). How are we responding to the health concerns of Syrian newcomers to Ontario?. Presented at Public Health 2017: Canadian Public Health Association 2017 Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
     

  48. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Younes, R., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Fredericks, S., Saleem, F., & Bukhari, H. (May 27-Jun. 2, 2017). Violence, trauma, and mental health: Emerging findings from a study with Syrian newcomer women in Canada. Presented at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017, Toronto, ON.
     

  49. Guruge, S. (May 18-19, 2017). Elder abuse interventions: What we know and what we need to know. Presented at ICBCM 2017: 19th International Conference on Biomarkers and Clinical Medicine, Paris, France.
     

  50. Guruge, S. (May 10, 2017). Addressing elder abuse in immigrant communities in Canada: A Program of research. Invited presentation at the 2017 Annual National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) Knowledge Exchange (ANKE), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
     

  51. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Sidani, S., Younes, R., Altenberg, J., Bukhari, H., & Fredericks, S. (Apr. 6, 2017). Healthcare needs among newcomer Syrian women in the GTA. Poster presented at Faculty of Community Services Faculty Achievement Event, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  52. Guruge, S. (Mar. 28-29, 2017). Strength in Unity: Addressing the stigma of mental illness among Asian Communities in Canada. Presented as part of the Panel on Cross-sectoral collaboration at the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s event: Action table: Improving mental health service planning for immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized populations, Ottawa, ON.
     

  53. Guruge, S., Hershkowitz, M. (Mar. 16-18, 2017). The Contextual Influence on the Migration and Settlement Related Decision-Making: Why, Where, When, What, and Who. Presented in the Session: Integration Trajectories of Immigrant Families of the 19th National Metropolis Conference: Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond, Montreal, QC.
     

  54. Shields, J., Gintova, M., Guruge, S., Tandon, R., Hershkowitz, M., Ghosh, S., & Bauder, H. (Mar. 16-18, 2017). Settling on services: Understanding the place of services on immigrant family integration in the GTA. Presented in the session: Integration Trajectories of Immigrant Families of the 19th National Metropolis Conference: Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond, Montreal, Quebec.
     

  55. Guruge, S. & Hershkowitz, M. (Mar. 6, 2017). The contextual influences on the migration and settlement related decision-making: Why, where, when, what, and who. Invited talk at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing’s SRC colloquium, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  56. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Saleem, F., Rashid, M., Fredericks, S., Samuels- Dennis, J., Bukhari, H., Altenberg, J., Panicucci, A., Younes, R., Jayasuriya- Illesinghe, V., Narayan, S., Ismail, M., Aseffa, T., Georgis,W., El Baba, M., Kouta, A., Rahaf, A., Jeffery, N., & Jackson, M. (Nov. 21, 2016). Promoting the health of Ontario’s Syrian refugee women through access to online information and social support. Invited speech at the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  57. Guruge, S., Jackson, M., & Jeffery, N. (Nov. 14, 2016). Health, social, and settlement concerns of newcomer Syrian women in Canada. Presented at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing's SRC colloquium, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  58. Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Guruge, S., Gamage, B., Espin, S., & Piraino K. (Nov. 4, 2016). Interprofessional collaboration in operating rooms: A qualitative study from Sri Lanka. Presented at the Great Lakes 6th Biennial Nursing Conference, Windsor, ON.
     

  59. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., & Chan, J. (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2016). Perspectives from the frontline: Tamil immigrant women's access to intimate partner violence services in Canada. Presented at Annual Meeting & Expo, American Public Health Association (APHA), Denver, U.S.
     

  60. Dahanayake, B.S., Senevirathne, S., Gunawardena, N., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., & Guruge, S. (Oct. 26-28, 2016). Strengthening health sector response to address intimate partner violence in Sri Lanka: Lessons leant from international research collaboration. Paper presented at the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
     

  61. Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Varcoe, C., Ford-Gilboe, M., & Guruge, S. (Oct. 26-28, 2016). Healthcare workers role in addressing intimate partner violence in a post-war context: A qualitative study from the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the NNVAWI Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
     

  62. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Gunawardena, N., Bhagya, U., & Navaratnam, U. (Oct. 26-28, 2016). Nurses and doctors’ experiences and perceptions about addressing intimate partner: A cross-sectional survey in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the NNVAWI Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
     

  63. Guruge, S. (Oct. 20-22, 2016). Developing a comprehensive understanding of elder abuse prevention in immigrant communities. Poster presentation at Canadian Association of Gerontology, Montreal, QC.
     

  64. Dahanayake, B. S. & Guruge, S. (Sept. 15-16, 2016). Designing community based strategies to address elder abuse in post-migration contexts: Lessons learnt. Presented at the International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) Symposium, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
     

  65. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya- Illesinghe, V., Gunerwardena, N., & Dahanayake, B. S. (Sept. 15-16, 2016). Nurses’ role and preparedness in addressing intimate partner violence: A cross-sectional survey in Sri Lanka. Presented at International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) Symposium, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
     

  66. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Gunawardene, N., & Mahen, R. (July. 24-27, 2016). Children’s exposure to Intimate Partner Violence in Sri Lanka: a multi-site qualitative study. Presented at 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress, Colomb, Sri Lanka.
     

  67. Giacomini, M., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., Bernard, M., Matsuoka, A., & Guruge, S. (May. 18, 2016). Exploring leadership, strengths, resilience and capacity building among immigrant older adults for countering elder abuse. Presented at Graduate Research Association of Students in Public Health (GRASP) Symposium, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada.
     

  68. Guruge, S., Jayasuirya-Illesinghe, V., Wang, A.Z., & Sidani, S. (May, 18-19, 2016). Mind the Gap: interventions aimed at reducing the stigma of mental illness in the Canadian context. Presented at Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
     

  69. Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V. & Guruge, S. (Apr. 25-28, 2016). Scaling up health sector response to intimate partner violence (IPV) in Sri Lanka: Implications of adapting the Canadian One Stop Crises Center model. Presented at the Sparking Population Health Solutions, Ottawa, ON.
     

  70. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., & Zahreddine, L. (Apr. 25-28, 2016). Putting Action Plans to Action: Policy, procedure, and frameworks for providing services to women experiencing IPV in Canada. Presented at the Sparking Population Health Solutions, Ottawa, ON. 
     

  71. Guruge, S. & Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V. (Jan. 25, 2016). Strengthening health policy response to address IPV in the Sri Lankan Context: project overview and findings. Presented at the SRC Colloquium, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
     

  72. Guruge, S. (Oct 25, 2015). A scoping review of elder abuse interventions. Poster presented at the 44th annual and scientific and educational meeting, From possibility to practice in aging: Shaping a future for all, Calgary, AB.
     

  73. Guruge, S. (Oct 25, 2015). Understanding elder abuse in the transnational context of aging and kin-work. Poster presented at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association 5th Annual conference, “Immigration, ethnicity, and diversity in 150 years of Canada: Looking back, Going Forward, Gatineau, QC.
     

  74. Nizum, N., Schindel-Martin, L., Guruge, S., & Wong, J. (Oct 25, 2015). Exploring experiences of challenge and resilience in South Asian immigrant older adults with mild Dementia living in the Greater Toronto Area. Paper presented at the 44th annual and scientific and educational meeting, From possibility to practice in aging: Shaping a future for all, Calgary, AB.
     

  75. Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., Bernard, M., & Spade, C. (Oct 24, 2015). Looking at elder abuse in the face on Canada’s changing older population: Respecting strengths and resilience of older people. Paper presented at the 44th annual and scientific and educational meeting, From possibility to practice in aging: Shaping a future for all, Calgary, AB.
     

  76. Jayasuriya, V., Guruge, S., Gunawardena, N., & Selvadurai M. (July 5-8, 2015). A scoping review of Intimate Partner Violence services in Sri Lanka: opportunities and challenges. Poster presented at 128th Anniversary of International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
     

  77. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya, V., & Wang, A. (June 24-26, 2015). Best of Both Worlds: lessons learned from mixed-method approaches to community-based intervention research. Presented at the Qualitative Analysis Conference, Brescia University College London, ON. 
     

  78. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya, V., & Selvadurai, M. (June 9, 2015). Sexual violence against women by intimate partners in the Sri Lankan context: A review of the literature. Paper presented at 7th Nursing Research Day: “Research Leadership: Leveraging Intervention Research for Better Outcomes”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  79. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya, V., & Seifi, S.G. (June 9, 2015). A review of literature on interventions and programs that engage men in preventing intimate partner violence. Paper presented at 7th Nursing Research Day: “Research Leadership: Leveraging Intervention Research for Better Outcomes”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  80. Guruge, S., Jayasuriya, V., & Wang, A. (June 9, 2015). Knowing So Much, Yet Knowing So Little: A critical review of literature on interventions that address the stigma of mental illness. Paper presented at 7th Nursing Research Day: “Research Leadership: Leveraging Intervention Research for Better Outcomes”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  81. Jayasuriya, V., Guruge, S., & Selvadurai M. (June 2-5, 2015). Are we there yet? A critical review of the health sector response to intimate partner violence in Sri Lanka. Canadian Domestic Violence Conference, Toronto, ON.
     

  82. Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., Bernard, M., & Giacomni, M. (June 1-4, 2015). Exploring leadership, strengths, resilience and capacity building among immigrant older adults for countering elder abuse. Presented at 2015 Canadian Association of Social Work Education conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.
     

  83. Guruge, S., Birpreet, B., & Samuels-Dennis, Joan. (May 27-30, 2015). Health of Older Immigrants women in Canada: Findings from a Scoping Review. Presented at 18th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association: “Crossing Bridges: Fostering Potential in Gerontological Nursing”, Rodd Charlottetown, PEI.
     

  84. Guruge, S., Thomson, M.S., & Chaze, S. (Apr. 2, 2015). Improving Immigrant’s Access to Mental Health Services in Canada: A Scoping Review of Barriers and Recommendations. Presented at Faculty of Community Services (FCS): “Faculty Achievement and Year End Celebration”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.


    2010 - 2014
     

  85. Morrison, L., Guruge, S., Canale, L., Tavares, L., & Rahberg, N. (Dec. 3–7, 2014). Mapping Domestic Violence: A GIS-based study in East Hawaii. Poster presentation at the 113th American Anthropological Association conference:  Producing Anthropology, Washington DC, U.S.
     

  86. Guruge, S., Matsuoka, A., & Birpreet, B. (Nov. 12, 2014). Moving Forward: Older Immigrant Women Speak Up. Poster presented at Ontario Public Health Association’s 2014 Fall Forum, Toronto, ON.
     

  87. Guruge, S.  & Thomson. M.S. (Oct. 16-18, 2014). Older immigrants and mental health: Findings from a recent scoping review. Paper presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology conference. “Landscapes of aging: Critical issues, emerging possibilities”, Niagara Falls, ON
     

  88.  Souto, R., Guruge, S., Merigui, M., & Jesus, M.C. (Oct. 16-18, 2014). Older Portuguese speaking immigrant women’s experience of Domestic violence in the Canadian context. Paper presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology conference. “Landscapes of aging: Critical issues, emerging possibilities”, Niagara Falls, ON.
     

  89. Souto, R., Guruge, S., Merigui, M., & Jesus, M.C. (Oct. 16-18, 2014). Psychological Domestic Violence among Older Brazilian Women. Paper presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology conference. “Landscapes of aging: Critical issues, emerging possibilities”, Niagara Falls, ON.
     

  90. Hepburn, S., Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., & Manuel, L. (Oct. 16-18, 2014). What types of intervention strategies address abuse of ethnocultural minority older adults (EMOA) as it is defined and experienced in different communities (especially those coming from war-torn countries)?. Paper presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology conference. “Landscapes of aging: Critical issues, emerging possibilities”, Niagara Falls, ON.
     

  91.  Zanchetta, M., Maheu, C., Baku, L., Guruge, S., & Secord, S. (Sep. 7-11, 2014). Exploring potentialities to the creation of social support network for Portuguese speaking breast cancer survivors in Toronto, Canada.  Presented at 18th International conference on Cancer Nursing: Strengthening leadership, unity, and compassion in cancer care, Panama City, Panama, U.S.
     

  92.  Zanchetta, M., Kolisnyk, O., Mohamed, M., Guruge, S., Maheu, C., Kinslikh, D., Christopher, J.J., Stevenson, M., SanJose, C., & Sizto, T. (May 26-29, 2014). Canadian men’s strategies for prevention and self-management of chronic diseases. Presented at the Public Health Conference (Canadian Public Health Association), Toronto, ON.
     

  93. Guruge, S., Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C., & Jayasuriya, V (May 09, 2014). Intimate Partner Violence in a Post-Conflict Context: Strengthening Sri-Lankan Health System’s Response. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Research Conference: “Reorienting the Health System to What Truly Matters: Values of Health Care," University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
     

  94.  Jayasuriya, V., Guruge, S., & Gamage, B. (May 09, 2014). Intergroup Dynamics in Operating Rooms: A Qualitative Study from Sri Lanka, and Intimate Partner Violence in a Post-Conflict Context: Strengthening Sri-Lankan Health System’s Response. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Research Conference: “Reorienting the Health System to What Truly Matters: Values of Health Care,” University of Western Ontario, London.
     

  95. Guruge S., Khanlou N., Thomson, M.S., & Vahabi, M. (June 5, 2013). Social determinants and health inequities that affect the mental health of immigrants in Canada. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Nursing Research Day, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  96. Guruge S., Khanlou, N., Thomson M.S., & Vahabi, M. (May 3, 2013). Barriers to services that affect the mental health of older immigrants in Canada: A Scoping Review. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Research Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
     

  97. Zanchetta, M., Pilon, R., Maheu, C., Guruge, S., Jbilou, J., et al. (May 31 – June 1, 2012). Canadian qualitative studies about men’s strategies to prevent and self-manage chronic diseases. Presented at Nordic conference Masculinities in Motion – Men and (E)Quality of Life, Oslo, Norway.
     

  98. Maheu, C., Zanchetta, M., Guruge, S., Secord, S., & Baku, L. (Nov. 27-31, 2011). Portuguese speaking groups, breast cancer, and capacity to create and utilize social networks. Poster presented at Canadian Cancer Care Research Conference, Toronto, ON.
     

  99. Bender, A., Hyman, I., Guruge, S., & Janjua, M. (Oct. 27 – 28, 2011). In support of the consultation role of mental health nurses in immigrant health: A literature review of the intersections of tuberculosis, mental disorder, and social determinants of health. Poster presented at the CFMHN conference, Toronto, ON.
     

  100. Maheu, C., Zanchetta, M. S, Guruge, S., Secord, S., Catton, P., & Baku, L. (Oct. 13, 2011). Creating supportive networks for breast cancer among Portuguese-speaking communities in Toronto: Lessons learned. Presented at York University, School of Nursing 4th Annual Research Day: “Sharing Nursing Research and Scholarship: Expanding the Boundaries”, Toronto, ON.
     

  101. Guruge, S., Kanthasamy, P., & Wan, T.Y.W. (May 17-18, 2011).  Older women’s perceptions of and responses to abuse and neglect in the post-migration context. Paper presented at 5th National Community Health Nurses Conference Halifax, NS.
     

  102. Zanchetta, M., Maheu, C., Guruge, S., Pilon, R., Meadus, R., Mohamed, M., Kolisnuk, O., Sitzo, T., Stevenson, M., & SanJose, C. (May 17 -18, 2011). A systematic analysis of Canadian qualitative studies on men’s preventive actions and self-management of mental and physical chronic diseases: Preliminary findings. Round Table presentation at the 5th National Community Health Nurses Conference, Halifax, NS.
     

  103. Maheu, C. Zanchetta, M., Guruge, S., Kirst, M., Secord, S., Catton, P., & Fernandes, F.E. (May 17–18, 2011). Understanding and improving breast cancer self-management through social networks and infrastructures within Portuguese-speaking communities in Toronto. Poster presented at the 5th National Community Health Nurses Conference, Halifax, NS.
     

  104. Zanchetta, M., Maheu, C., Guruge, S., Pilon, R., Meadus, R.M., et al. (March 9-11, 2011). A systematic analysis of Canadian qualitative studies on men’s preventive actions and self-management of mental and physical chronic diseases.  Presented at the Future Perspectives on Intervention, Policy and Research on Men and Masculinities, Quebec City, QC.
     

  105. Zanchetta, M., da Cunha, Z., Avila, M.M., Boery, R.N., Cote, R., Tel, J., Maulgue, A., Almeida, D.G., Santana, N.D., Ribeiro, M.T. A.M.,, Renaud, L., Rheaume, J., Perreault, M., & Guruge, S. (July 11 -15, 2010).  Brazilian community health agents’ understanding of social determinants of health and social inequalities in health: Emerging analogies and criticisms. Paper presented at the 20th International Union for Health Promotion and Education Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.
     

  106. Bender, A., Guruge, S., Aga, F., Hyman, I., Hailemariam, D., & Tamiru, M., (July 12-16, 2010). Towards a global interdisciplinary evidence-informed practice: Intimate Partner Violence in the Ethiopian context. Poster presented at Sigma Theta Tau International 21st International Nursing Research Congress, “Global diversity through research, education, and evidence-based practice”, Orland, Florida, U.S.
     

  107. Guruge, S., Refaie-Shirpak, K., Kanthasamy, P., & Wan, Y.W.T. (May 13-15, 2010). Older women’s experiences of and responses to abuse/violence in the post-migration context. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: “Social Pragmatism as a Conceptual Foundation”, Wilfrid Laurier University, ON.
     

  108. Chinchian, M., Refaie-Shirpak, K., Pourreza, A., & Guruge, S. (May 13-15, 2010). Health Professionals' Understanding of and Approach to Partner Violence in Iran. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: “Social Pragmatism as a Conceptual Foundation”, Wilfrid Laurier University, ON.
     

  109. Zanchetta, M., Guruge, S., Boery, R.N., Renaud, L., Ribeiro, I., Maulgue, A., & Tel., J. (April 11-14, 2010). International multidisciplinary collaboration and the engagement of Canadian and Brazilian students. Paper presented at the 3rd International Nurse Education Conference: “Nursing education in a global community: Collaboration and networking for the future”, Sydney, Australia.
     

  110. Maheu, C., Gallaher, G., Zanchetta, M., Guruge, S., Kirst, M., Catton, P., Secord, S., & DeMelo, V. (March 7-11, 2010).  Building partnerships between Portuguese speaking communities and settlement/health agencies: Experiences with the breast cancer survivorship program at Princess Margaret Hospital. Poster presented at the 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
     

  111. Guruge, S., Bender, A., Aga, F., Tamiru, M., Hyman, I., Hailemariam, D., Kassa, A.,, Refaie-Shirpak, K. (Jan. 30, 2010). Towards a global interdisciplinary evidence-informed practice: Intimate Partner Violence in the Ethiopian context. Poster presented at the 3rd Biennial Nursing Conference, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON.
     

  112. Wan, Y.W.T., Guruge, S., Kanthasamy, P., Jokarasa, J., Sathananthan, S., Refaie-Shirpak, K., & Chinchian, M. (Jan. 30, 2010). Experiences and responses to abuse/violence in an urban setting: Older immigrant women’s perspectives. Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Nursing Conference, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON.

    2005 - 2009
     

  113. Maheu, C., Gallaher, G., Zanchetta, M., Guruge, S., Kirst, M., Catton, P., Secord, S., & DeMelo, V. (Dec. 01, 2009).  Understanding breast cancer self-management through social networks and infrastructure within Portuguese communities in Toronto. Poster presented at University Health Network’s Nursing Research Day, Toronto, ON.
     

  114. Zanchetta, M. S., da Cunha, Z., Ávila, M.M., Boery, R.N., Côte, R., Tel, J., Maulgue, A., Almeida, D.G., Santana, N.D., Paes, I., Renaud, L., Rheaume, J., Perreault, M., & Guruge, S. (Nov. 4-9, 2009) . Conocimiento para la acción: Talleres sobre los determinantes sociales de la salud con los agentes comunitarios de salud en Brasil. Poster presented at la 4ª Conferencia Latinoamericana de Promoción de la Salud y Educación para la Salud, Medellín, Colombia.
     

  115. Guruge, S., Kanthasamy, P., Sathananthan, S. S., Refaie-Shirpak, K., & Jokarasa, J. (Oct. 25-28, 2009). Older women’s Experiences of and responses to abuse/violence in the post-migration context. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Canadian Conference on International Health: “Health equity: Our global responsibility”, Ottawa, ON.
     

  116. Guruge, S. (Oct. 25-28, 2009) The role of social support in immigrant women’s responses to partner violence. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Canadian Conference on International Health: “Health equity: Our global responsibility”, Ottawa, ON.
     

  117. Zanchetta, M., da Cunha, Z., Avila, M.M., Boery, R.N., Cote, R., Tel, J.,  Maulgue, A., Almeida, D.G., Santana, N.D., Robeiro, A. M., Renaud, L., Rheaume, J., Perreault, M., & Guruge, S. (Oct. 25-28, 2009). Knowledge for action: Workshops about social determinants of health with community health agents in Brazil. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Canadian Conference on International Health: “Health equity: Our global responsibility”, Ottawa, ON.
     

  118. Zanchetta, M., Renaud, L., Cote, R., Rheaume, J., Perreault, M., Tel, J., Maulgue A., Guruge, S. (Oct. 25-28, 2009). Les agents de santé communautaires au Brésil pourraient-ils devenir des agents de changement des inégalités en santé?. Poster presentation at the 16th Annual Canadian Conference on International Health: “Health equity: Our global responsibility”, Ottawa, ON.
     

  119. Guruge, S.  (Oct. 22-24, 2009). Older immigrant women’s mental health: A pressing need. Paper presented as part of the symposium: A gendered approach to studying the health and health care access of racialized older adults in Canada (organized by S. Koehn) at the Canadian Association on Gerontology – 38th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Winnipeg, MB. 
     

  120. Schwind, J.K., Guruge, S., Fredericks, S., Sinha, A., Gaudite, V., & Aksenchuk, K. (Oct. 4-6, 2009). Stories from the heart: Exploring South Asian women’s experience with heart failure. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Qualitative Health Research conference, Vancouver, BC.
     

  121. Guruge, S., Kanthasamy, P., Sathananthan, S. S., Refaie-Shirpak, K., & Jokarasa, J. (June 24, 2009). Older women’s Experiences of and responses to abuse/violence in the post-migration context. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Nursing Research Day, “Leading Research for Health in Our Communities”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  122. Refaie-Shirpak, K., Guruge, S., Zanchetta, M., Gastaldo, D., & Hyman, I. (June 24, 2009). Mata-synthesis of Canadian health sciences literature on post-migration changes in marital family relations. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Nursing Research Day, “Leading Research for Health in Our Communities”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  123. Wan, Y. W. T., Guruge, S., Morrison, L., & Canale, L. (June 24, 2009). Domestic violence and social inequalities: A GIS-based study in Hilo, Hawaii. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Nursing Research Day, “Leading Research for Health in Our Communities”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  124. Ahangama-Vidanagei, P. M. A., Guruge, S., Schwind, J. K., & Martin, L. S. (June 24, 2009). Exploring the experience of loneliness among older Sinhalese immigrant women in Canada. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Nursing Research Day, “Leading Research for Health in Our Communities”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  125. Paterson, P., Retta, B., Guruge, S., Refaie-Shirpak, K., & Geda, D. (June 24, 2009). Perceptions and experiences of dating violence among a group of young immigrant women and men. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Nursing Research Day, “Leading Research for Health in Our Communities”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  126. Guruge, S., & Morrison, L. (June 6-7, 2009). Women’s perceptions of and response to intimate partner violence in Hilo: A social inequalities perspective. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
     

  127. Guruge, S. (June 6-7, 2009). The role of social support in shaping immigrant women’s responses to intimate male partner violence in the Canadian context. Poster presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu Hawaii, U.S.
     

  128. Guruge, S., Refaie-Shirpak, K., Gastaldo, D., Hyman, I., Zanchetta, M., & Sidani, S. (June 3, 2009). Meta-synthesis of post-migration changes in marital relations in Canada: Implications for health promotion. Poster presented at the 9th International Family Nursing Conference, “From insights to Intervention: The Cutting Edge of Family Nursing," Reykjavík, Iceland.
     

  129. Guruge, S., Ford-Gilboe, M., Samuels-Dennis, J., Wilke, P., & Hammerton, J. (June 2, 2009). The impact of social support & conflict on women’s health in the context of leaving an abusive partner. Paper presented at the 9th International Family Nursing Conference, “From insights to Intervention: The Cutting Edge of Family Nursing," Reykjavík, Iceland.
     

  130. Guruge, S., Refaie-Shirpak, K., Gastaldo, D., Hyman, I., Zanchetta, M., & Sidani, S. (May 3, 2009). Meta-synthesis of post-migration changes in marital relations in Canada: Implications for health promotion. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, “Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research”, Waterloo, ON.
     

  131. Hunter, J., McNally, M. J., Barker, K. K., & Guruge, S. (Sep. 19, 2008). The mobile health unit: An urban reproductive health model for immigrant and refugee women. Poster presented at the 5th International Council of Nurses/International Nurse Practitioner/ Advanced Practice Nursing Network, Toronto, ON.
     

  132. Guruge, S., Ford-Gilboe, M., Samuels-Dennis, J., Wilke, P., & Hammerton, J. (June 11, 2008). The impact of social support and conflict on women’s health after leaving an abusive partner. Paper presented at the Annual Nursing Research Day: “Partnering for knowledge exchange”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  133. Guruge, S., Hunter, J., McNally, M.J., & Barker, K. (June 11, 2008). The experiences of immigrant women receiving care on a mobile health unit. Paper presented at the Annual Nursing Research Day: “Partnering for knowledge exchange”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  134. Guruge, S., Kilbride, K., Tyyska, V., Berman, R., Woungang, I., Edwards, S., & Clune, L. (June 11, 2008). The influence of the acquisition of proficiency in English on health services utilization of immigrant women. Poster presented at the Annual Nursing Research Day: “Partnering for knowledge exchange” Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  135. Hyman, I., Guruge, S., Mason, R., Gould, J., Stuckless, N., Tang, T., Teffera, H., & Mekonnen, G.  (June 11, 2008). Exploring the influence of post-migration changes on marital relationships, conflicts, and partner violence in the Ethiopian community. Poster presented at the Annual Nursing Research Day: “Partnering for knowledge exchange”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  136. Fredericks, S., Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Wan, Y. W. T., & Fardad, M. (June 11, 2008). The influence of patient characteristics on perceived learning needs of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Poster presentation at the Annual Nursing Research Day: “Partnering for knowledge exchange”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
     

  137. Guruge, S., Kilbride, K., Tyyska, V., Berman, R., Woungang, I., Edwards, S., & Clune, L. (March 29, 2008).  The acquisition of proficiency in English among a group of adult immigrant women: Implications for health services utilization. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial Nursing Conference, University of Windsor, ON.
     

  138. Hunter, J., McNally, M. J., Barker, K. K., & Guruge, S. (Nov. 18-21, 2007). Immigrant women’s’ experience of receiving care on a mobile health unit: an alternative model for reproductive care delivery. Paper presented at the Ontario Public Health Association Annual Conference, Hamilton, ON.
     

  139. Hunter, J., McNally, M. J., Barker, K. K., & Guruge, S. (Nov. 7, 2007). Reproductive health care on a mobile health unit: A model for immigrant and refugee women. Paper presented at the University Health Network, Nursing Research Conference, Toronto, ON.
     

  140. Guruge, S. (Oct., 2007). The Influence of the Changes in Social Networks and Supports on Women's Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in the Post-Migration Context. Paper presented at The 15th Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) Conference: “Complexities and Diversities: Creating Change in a Global Context”, London, ON.
     

  141. Guruge, S. (Oct., 2007). Building a Program of Research on Intimate Partner Violence: An Outline of Initial Steps. Poster presented at The 15th NNVAWI Conference: “Complexities and Diversities: Creating Change in a Global Context”, London, ON.
     

  142. Hyman, I., Guruge, S., Mason, R., Gould, J., Stuckless, N., Tang, T., Teffera, H., & Mekonnen, G. (Oct., 2007). Exploring the influence of post-migration changes on marital relationships, conflicts, and partner violence in the Ethiopian community. Poster presented at The 15th NNVAWI Conference: “Complexities and Diversities: Creating Change in a Global Context”, London, ON.
     

  143. Ford-Gilboe, M., Guruge, S., Merritt-Gray, M., Wuest, J., Varcoe, C., & Hammerton, J. (Oct, 2007). Capacities and intrusion as predictors of family functioning in the early years after leaving an abusive partner. Paper presented at The 15th NNVAWI Conference: “Complexities and Diversities: Creating Change in a Global Context”, London, ON.
     

  144. McGilton, K., Sidani, S., Guruge, S., Brown, M., & Boscart, V. (July 2007). Relating well with Persons with Dementia. Paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International conference, Vienna, Austria.
     

  145. Guruge, S. (June, 2007). Family violence in the post-migration context in Canada. Paper presented at the 8th International Family Nursing Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
     

  146. Guruge, S. & Kanthasamy, P. (June, 2007).  Gender and family relations in the Tamil diaspora in Toronto. Symposium organized for the Tamil Studies Conference, Toronto, ON.
     

  147. Ford-Gilboe, M., Guruge, S., Merritt-Gray, M., Wuest, J., Varcoe, C., & Hammerton, J. (June, 2007). Capacities and intrusion as predictors of family functioning in the early years after leaving an abusive partner. Paper presented at the 8th International Family Nursing Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
     

  148. Guruge, S. (May, 2007). Intimate partner violence in the post-migration context. Paper presented at the 1st National Community Nursing Conference, Toronto, ON.
     

  149. Guruge, S. (Oct. 2006). The influence of social supports on women’s responses to partner violence in the post-migration and settlement context. Poster presented at RESOVI (Les responses socials a la violence envers le femmes) International Conference on Violence Against Women: “Diversifying Social Responses” in Montreal, QC.
     

  150. Hyman, I., Mason, R., Berman, H., Guruge, S., et al. (Oct. 2006). Perceptions of and responses to intimate partner violence amongst women of diverse cultural backgrounds. Paper presented at RESOVI (Les responses socials a la violence envers le femmes) International Conference: Diversifying Social Responses”, Montreal, QC.
     

  151. Guruge, S. (Oct. 2006). Domestic violence in the post-migration context in Canada (Abstract accepted for poster presentation). The 4th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Mumbai, India. (Conference cancelled due to safety reasons). SSHRC Institutional Grant Support.
     

  152. Guruge, S. & Morrison, L. (Oct. 2006). The impact of the transition between two cultures on mental health of adolescents and youth (Abstract accepted for paper presentation). The 4th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Mumbai, India. (Conference cancelled due to safety reasons).
     

  153. Hunter, J., Barker, K., Guruge, S., McNally, M.J., & Magalhaes, L. (Oct. 2006). Culture Care Experiences on a Mobile Reproductive Health Unit: Implications For Health Service Delivery and Policy. Poster presented at the McMaster University – The Nursing Health Services Research Unit: “5th International Conference on Practice to Policy: Global Perspectives in Nursing," Hamilton, ON.
     

  154. Hunter, J., Barker, K., Guruge, S., McNally, M., & Magalhaes, L.  (April, 2006).  The mobile health unit: An urban reproductive health model for immigrant and refugee women.  Poster presented at “Enhancing Women’s Health Research Conference," Ottawa, ON.
     

  155. Mason, R., Hyman, I., Guruge, S., & Berman, H. (April, 2006). Perceptions and responses to IPV amongst Tamil women in Toronto, Canada.  Paper at the 14th International Conference of NNVAWI - Joining Forces, Joining Voices: Including diverse peoples & communities in violence prevention research, practice, & advocacy, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
     

  156. Mason, R., Hyman, I., Guruge, S., & Berman, H. (Dec. 2005). Perceptions of and responses to IPV amongst Tamil women in Toronto, Canada. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association 133rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
     

  157. Guruge, S., & Khanlou, N.  (Oct. 2005). Intimate Partner Violence in the Post-migration and Settlement Context. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research: “New Challenges and Innovations in Community Health Nursing," Tokyo, Japan.
     

  158.  Guruge, S., & Khanlou, N.  Peter, E., & Hyman, I. (Oct. 2005). Ethical Issues in Conducting Intimate Partner Violence Research.  Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research: “New Challenges and Innovations in Community Health Nursing," Tokyo, Japan.
     

  159. Khanlou, N. & Guruge, S.  (Oct. 2005). Participatory mental health promotion in international metropolises: People and professionals working together. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research: “New Challenges and Innovations in Community Health Nursing," Tokyo, Japan.
     

  160. Yetman, L., Libradro, R., & Guruge, S., & McGilton, K.  (Sept. 2005).  The advanced practice nurse’s role with family members in complex continuing care settings.  Poster presented at “4th International Conference on Elder Care: Older People Deserve the Best: Sustaining a vision for elder health and elder care through multisectoral and interdisciplinary approaches and inventive strategies," Toronto, ON. 

    2000 - 2004
     

  161. Hunter, J. & Guruge, S., (Nov. 2004). Mobile Health Unit: Opportunities & challenges providing reproductive health care to immigrant women. Poster presented at the Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference: “Creating a vision for the future," Toronto, ON.
     

  162. Hunter, J., Barker, K., Guruge, S., McNally, M.J., & Stewart, D. (Oct. 2004).  The Care Experiences of Portuguese-speaking Women and their Health Providers on an Urban Mobile Health Unit. Poster presented at the Nursing research day at University Health Network, Toronto, ON.
     

  163. Hyman, I., Mason, R., Guruge, S., Gould J., Stuckless, N., & Tang, T. (Oct. 2004). Changing gender relations and marital conflict in the Ethiopian community Toronto. Poster presented at the National Conference of Health Care and Domestic Violence in Boston, U.S.
     

  164. McGilton, K., Guruge, S., Yetman, L., et al. (Oct. 2004). Facilitating continuity of care: The role of unit managers, advanced practice nurses and registered nurses in complex continuing care. Paper presented at the Annual Canadian Association on Gerontology conference, Victoria, BC.
     

  165. Guruge, S. & Moser, J. (Oct. 2004). An assessment of health care professionals’ perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge of diversity practices. Poster presented at the McMaster Nursing Research Conference “Bridging the gap between research & nursing practice: The need for knowledge transfer”, Hamilton, ON.
     

  166. McGilton, K., Guruge, S., Campbell, H., Ladak, S. Librado, R., Yetman, L., & Bloch, L. (April, 2004). Factors influencing unit manager’s ability to develop supportive relationships with family members of clients living in complex continuing care. Paper presented at the Faculty of Nursing Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
     

  167. McGilton, K., Guruge, S., Librado, R., Campbell, H., Yetman, L., Bloch, L., & Ladak, S. (Oct. 2003). Factors influencing nursing staffs’ ability to develop supportive relationships with family members of clients living in complex continuing care. Paper presented at the “Bringing the pieces together: Education, Research and Policy and Practice” conference - Annual Meeting of Canadian Association on Gerontology, Toronto, ON.
     

  168. Guruge, S., Moser, J., & Ferguson-Pare, M. (April, 2003). Organized the symposium titled Multicultural patient care, staff education and research at University Health Network. Faculty of Nursing Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. (Conference was cancelled due to SARS).
     

  169. Pandalangat, N., & Guruge, S. (Nov. 2002). Health promotion in the South Asian community: Exploring an integrated approach. Paper presented at the “Gender, Migration and Health: Asian- Canadian Perspectives” organized by the Hong Fook Mental health Association & York University for Feminist Research, Toronto, ON.
     

  170. Guruge, S. & Illanko, K. (April, 2002). Meta-analysis: A quantitative approach to synthesizing nursing research. Poster presented at the Faculty of Nursing Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
     

  171. Hagey, R. & Guruge, S. (April, 2002). Organized the symposium titled Highlights of a report to the Law Commission of Canada. Faculty of Nursing Research Day, University of Toronto, ON.
     

  172. Hagey, R., McKay, R., & Guruge, S. (April, 2002). Transformative principles for racial justice: Recommended curriculum content and process for health professional in-service education. Paper presented at the “8th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference” in Banff, AB. 
     

  173. Guruge, S., Morrison, L., & Snarr, K. (Dec 7, 2001). Post-migration beliefs and attitudes towards gender, sexuality and marriage: Sri Lankan Tamils in Toronto. Poster presented at the “Global Nursing: challenges & opportunities” conference organized by the International Nursing Interest Group & Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
     

  174. Guruge, S., Pryer, B., & Whitney, D. (Dec 7, 2001). Providing specialized inpatient care for women with a history of trauma.  Poster presented at the “Global Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities” conference organized by the International Nursing Interest Group & Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
     

  175. Rolin-Gilman, C. & Guruge, S. (July 22-27, 2001). A group intervention to enhance women's well-being. Workshop presented at the World Assembly for Mental Health, Vancouver, BC.
     

  176. Whiney, D., & Guruge, S. (July 22-27, 2001). Development of a specialized women's inpatient unit. Poster presented at the World Assembly for Mental Health, Vancouver, BC.
     

  177. Guruge, S. & Pryer, B. (March 01-02, 2001). Vicarious traumatization: Dealing with the cost of caring. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for Health Care Managers & Administrators, Toronto, ON.
     

  178. Guruge, S. & Pryer, B. (May 2-4, 2001). Vicarious traumatization: Dealing with the cost of caring. Paper presented at the "Health Care in a Complex World" International Research Conference organized by the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
     

  179. Pryer, B. & Guruge, S. (Oct. 26-28, 2000). Struggles from our past informing the future: Merging feminist theory with nursing. Presented at the International Psychiatric Nursing Conference titled "Psychiatric Nursing into the Millennium: Portraying our past, forecasting our future," Saskatoon, SK.
     

  180. Hyman, I. & Guruge, S. (May 25-27, 2000). Health promotion for new immigrant women. Presented at the "Removing Barriers II: Keeping Canadian values in health care- inclusion, diversity, and social justice in Health," Vancouver, BC.
     

  181. Guruge, S., Sidani, S., & Parent, M. (April 25, 2000). Organized and presented at the symposium titled Meta analysis: A useful tool for the clinician. Faculty of Nursing Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

    Before 2000
     

  182. Choudhry, U., Collins, E., Guruge, S., Hagey, R., & Srivastava, R. (April, 1999).  Promoting diversity: Equal access and participation in nursing in all levels and sectors. Presented at a workshop at the Faculty of Nursing Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
     

  183. Guruge, S. & Donner, G. (May 31-June 3, 1998). The impact of recent changes to the health care system on immigrants and refugees' health: The perspective of care recipients. Presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Conference, Ottawa, ON.
     

  184. Calliste, A., Choudhry, U., Collins, E., Fudge, J., Guruge, S., et al. (April 23-25, 1998). Denying the evidence: complaints and grievances of women immigrant nurses. Presented at the Faculty of Nursing Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
     

  185. Srivastava, R., Calliste, A., Collins, E., Cyi, R., Guruge, S., Hagey, R., & Turritin, J. (Apr 23-25, 1998). Integrative antiracism. Presented at the Faculty of Nursing Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. 
     

  186. Parent, M. & Guruge, S. (Nov. 20-23, 1997).  Culture-centered care: A comparative analysis of the environment in two health care settings. Presented at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, 14th Biennial Conference: "Citizenship & Interethnic Relations in Pluralistic Societies: Current debates & comparative perspectives", University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.
     

  187. Morrison, L., Guruge, S., & Snarr, K. (May 29, 1995). Beliefs versus risks in the Tamil community. Presented at "the Learned Societies Conference" specifically for the Canadian Anthropological Society/Société Canadienne d'Anthropologie, Montreal, QC.
     

  188. Guruge, S. (Sep. 20-24, 1995).  Poster presentation: Beyond the big three: Understanding the complexity of diabetes related complications. Presented at the Canadian Diabetes Educators' Conference "Toronto Alive in 95: Setting the stage for change", Toronto, ON.
     

  189. Morrison, L., Guruge, S., & Snarr, K. (March 7, 1995). Beliefs versus risks in the Tamil community: Focus on youth. Presented at the International conference titled "Women's Rights are Human Rights: Focus on youth".  Organized by the Centre for Feminist Research & Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto, ON.
     

  190. Cross, N., Ceprun, A., Fields, M., Taylor, H., Guruge, S., Hui, H., La, D., & Sanci, V. (Sep. 15, 1994). The critical incident technique: An exploration of clinical practice for students and faculty. Presented at the conference titled "Exploring the Clinical World of Nursing with Patricia Benner", London, ON.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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