Louise Baptiste

Louise Baptiste


Faculty of Nursing

Director of Indigenous Initiatives

Faculty of Nursing

Media contacts

Karen Cook, Senior Manager - Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Email: kcook@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Phone number

Office: 403.220.5374


Office: PF1240


Educational Background

M.Ed. , University of Calgary, 2018

Ed.D. Leading Language and Literacy, University of Calgary,

BN (Distinction) , Athabasca University, 2016

Practical Nurse Diploma Bow Valley College, 2004


Louise Baptiste joined the University of Calgary in August 2017 as a nursing instructor, and the Director of Indigenous Initiatives with a focus on student supports and community outreach. She has a strong commitment and passion for nursing education geared towards health promotion, social justice, and Indigenous health. She has previously served on numerous committees related to Indigenous health, and volunteered as a student mentor. Currently she is serving on the Advisory Task Force on Indigenous Initiatives for the Faculty of Nursing. Louise was a recipient of the 2016-2017 Indigenous Graduate Award from the University of Calgary.


Areas of Research

Indigenous Health/Education
Nursing Practice
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Geriatrics
Cultural Safety


  • Dr. Olive Dickason Award, Presented by the Native Centre at the University of Calgary.
  • Graduate Scholarship,
  • Indigenous Graduate Award, University of Calgary.