Lesley Elizabeth Beagrie

Associate Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

019J Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 22435
Fax: 416 736 5760

Email address(es):


Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing


Certificate in University & College Administration - 2007
University of Manitoba

Masters of Science in Nursing - 1980
University of Toronto

PhD in Nursing - 1996
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 1976
University of Toronto

Certificate in University & College Administration Level II - 2012
University of Manitoba


 Dr. Beagrie's professional career has been predominantly in academic nursing education, having developed and delivered B.Sc.N. education in four Ontario universities. She has expertise in curriculum development and academic administration through the initiation of a variety of curricular models including 2nd entry/accelerated programming, Her clinical and research interests are in women's health and mental health on campus.  She joined York University in 2004 as the Director of the School of Nursing, and held that position until 2008. Previously she was the founding director of the Trent/Fleming nursing program at Trent University in Peterborough. Since joining York University, she has been involved in many programmatic innovations and curriculum renewal and evaluation. She served as Associate Dean, Professional and Global Programs from 2008-2014, and was Interim Master of Stong College until 2015, whereby a new focus on student success was implemented. Currently, she is co-chair of the pan-university Mental Health Steering Committee, committed to supporting a mentally healthy campus. She was the program initiator of the current Global Health BA/BSc program in the Faculty of Health. Dr. Beagrie has been involved in nursing associations at the provincial and national levels, including Board member, Nursing Research for RNAO and is Past President of the Canadian Association of Nursing Research and committees with CNA and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. BScN - University of Toronto MScN - University of Toronto PhD - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio

Selected Publications

Allahwala, A., Bunce, S., Beagrie, L.E., Levesque, S., Spotton Visano, B (2013). One University’s Platform for Stepping Out and Centre Stepping Up: The York University–TD Community Engagement Centre. In Building and Sustaining Community-University Partnerships in Marginalized Urban Areas,  Journal of Geography . 112 (2) March 2013, pages 43-57.  Published online: 31 Jan 2013


Beagrie, L.E., (2012) Interprofessional Primary Care Practices Addressing Diabetes Prevention and Management   International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. 1 (4), 1-10


Beagrie, L.E., (2011) Interprofessional Primary Care Practices Addressing Diabetes Prevention and  Management   US-China Education review. 1(6), 878-885.


Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

Ontario Interprofessional Education Collaborative
Member, Conference Chair

Canadian Society for International Health
Member, Conference Planning Committee

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada
Executive Committee

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
Member Past Board member

Service/Community Activities

Trent University
Faculty Board Chair, Library Advisory Committee Member, Teaching Learning Support Committee Member, Science Chairs

York University
Associate Deans Committee International Recruitment Committee Member, YIHR Member, Joint Committee on Affirmative Action Member, Nursing Liaison Committee


Award for Excellence in Service - 2008

Faculty Association Merit Award - 2006

Faculty Association Merit Award - 2007

Association Merit Award - 2000

Faculty Association Merit Award - 2005

York University Faculty Association Exempt Merit Award - 2011

York University Faculty Association Exempt Merit Award - 2012

Nominated, Honorary University Professor - 2015


Currently available to supervise graduate students: No

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Not Indicated

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Not Indicated

Current Research

 Curriculum and program evaluation in education.  Currently engaged in inter-professional research initiatives and global health research. Her clinical and research interests are in mental health on campus and student engagement and success in post secondary environments.  She has served on many provincial and national committees in the promotion of nursing education and utilization of nursing research.