Veronique Boscart, RN, MScN, MEd, PhD

Veronique Boscart has extensive nursing experience including working as a clinician, educator, manager and researcher in an international setting. Her research interests are broad and include a variety of subject such as evidence-based care in gerontology; best practices in research methods with older adults; the development of gerontological education for health care professionals; and care delivery models in residential care. She has published over forty peer-reviewed manuscripts and is the lead author on the first Canadian edition of Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging (2011).

Veronique Boscart is chair holder of the CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Senior Care funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)/Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) College and Community Innovation (CCI) grant program. She is Principal Investigator on the Neighbourhood Team Development program: Promoting resident centeredness in long-term care (CIHR Operating Grant); Improving outcomes for frail seniors: Impact of the ASILA program for long-term staff (TVN Catalyst Grant), Optimizing simulation and clinical learning in the education of health care professionals (MTCU Productivity & Innovation Fund), and Co-Principal Investigator on Developing patient-provider partnerships across the system (CFN Catalyst Grant) and DIVERT-CARE (collaboration action research & evaluation) study: A multi-provincial pragmatic trial of cardio-respiratory management in home care (CIHR Project Grant).

Other ongoing research projects include the following:
  • Early needs identification of seniors in acute care
  • The transition from the emergency department into home care (Trans-ED-HC) project
  • Care processes to manage heart failure in long term care
  • Structures, processes and outcomes related to effective leaders in long term care
  • Affective and cognitive technologies for assistance in the home
Can J Aging. 2019 Sep;38(3):407-418
Boscart VM, McNeill S, Grinspun D
Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2019 Jul 18;:1-9
Boscart V, d'Avernas J, van der Horst ML, Garbutt K, Sheiban Taucar L, Raasok M
Int J Health Care Qual Assur. 2019 Jul 08;32(6):978-990
Heckman GA, Crutchlow L, Boscart V, Hillier L, Franco B, Lee L, Molnar F, Seitz D, Stolee P
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Jun 20;:
McArthur C, Saari M, Northwood M, Taucar LS, Boscart VM
Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2019 Jan-Dec;5:2333721419844344
Zúñiga F, Chu CH, Boscart V, Fagertun A, Gea-Sánchez M, Meyer J, Spilsbury K, Devi R, Haunch K, Zheng N, McGilton KS
Geriatrics (Basel). 2018 Jul 07;3(3):
Lee L, Patel T, Hillier LM, Locklin J, Milligan J, Pefanis J, Costa A, Lee J, Slonim K, Giangregorio L, Hunter S, Keller H, Boscart V
Can J Aging. 2019 Apr 05;:1-17
Gibbs JC, McArthur C, Milligan J, Clemson L, Lee L, Boscart VM, Heckman G, Stolee P, Giangregorio LM
Health Serv Insights. 2018;11:1178632918818836
Gray LC, Beattie E, Boscart VM, Henderson A, Hornby-Turner YC, Hubbard RE, Wood S, Peel NM
Ergonomics. 2018 Nov 23;:1-12
Lafleur B, Weaver T, Tondat A, Boscart V, Laing AC
BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Oct 03;18(1):750
Boscart VM, Sidani S, Poss J, Davey M, d'Avernas J, Brown P, Heckman G, Ploeg J, Costa AP


President - Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA)
Section Editor - Canadian Journal on Aging
Adjunct Assistant Professor - School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Assistant Clinical Professor - School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Board of Directors - Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG)
Board of Directors - National Initiative for the Care of Elderly (NICE)
Board of Directors - Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Board of Directors - Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging (RIA)
Member - Canadian Network in Nurse Researchers in Aging (CN2RA)
Member - Executive Planning Committee for Canadian Culture Change Conference
Member - International Consortium of the Professional Practices of Nurses in LTC