Candice M. Waddell-Henowitch

Candice Waddell-Henowitch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing at Brandon University.  She holds a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Brandon University and was granted the Brandon University gold medal in Master of Psychiatric Nursing upon graduation. She is also in the process of completing her PhD in Community Health Science through the University of Manitoba.  Prior to her work with Brandon University, she was a registered psychiatric nurse in Australia, New Zealand, Manitoba and remote communities in Nunavut. She was acknowledged nationally by the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health with a Champion of Mental Health Award for her work in Nunavut improving community wellness through youth and community engagement. She has worked nationally and internationally on projects and collaborations focused on improving indigenous mental health and wellness, and reducing the impact of trauma.


Her research includes improving health care practice and systems through the lens of feminist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic and decolonizing approaches; and understanding the perspectives of individuals living with histories of mental illness and trauma.

She is currently working on a project for her PhD  entitled Why can’t she just “get over it?” A qualitative study on the impact of sexual trauma on University and College Alumni. This feminist qualitative research project is focused on determining how women who experienced unwanted sexual experiences while in University or College have coped in the years following the incident.


Professor Waddell-Henowitch is currently the coordinator of the Master of Psychiatric Nursing at Brandon University.

Professor Waddell-Henowitch is a Full Member in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Professor Waddell-Henowitch is also a founding member of the Centre for Critical Studies of Rural Mental Health.