Keisha Jefferies is a Toronto-based African Nova Scotian woman, born and raised in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She is a registered nurse and PhD candidate in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. Her research examines the leadership experiences of African Nova Scotian nurses and the implications for nursing practice and education. Her scholarly and advocacy work focus on addressing anti-Black racism in nursing, equitable admissions in post-secondary institutions and social justice at large. 

Keisha has clinical and policy experience in the areas of neonatal intensive care and breastfeeding. She is a Junior Fellow with the MacEachen Institute of Public Policy and Governance at Dalhousie. Lastly, her research is funded and supported by Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier-CGS), Killam Trust, Research Nova Scotia, Johnson Scholarship Foundation, BRIC NS and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and School of Nursing at Dalhousie. 

Such a great discussion! Thanks for having me @DalMIPP
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This week in the Risk Governance and Black Swans course, we are pleased to welcome MIPP Junior Fellow Keisha Jefferies as a guest speaker.

@KeishaJeff56 is a Registered Nurse and PhD candidate in the School of @DalNursing and will be speaking about race and COVID-19.

Powerful story about a truly amazing person 🌺🌺

Conference spotlight! Up first: @KeishaJeff56 and Leah Carrier are RN scientists working to advance Black and Indigenous leadership in health services and cultural safety in care. They see police and prison abolition as necessary for public health. KeishaJeff56 photo

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