Skip to content

myTelfer.ca

CONNECTS YOU TO WHAT MATTERS

twitter linkedin

Chantal Backman, MHA
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa in the School of Nursing - Ottawa, ON, Canada

Chantal Backman

Dr. Chantal Backman, RN, BScN, MHA, PhD (Feb 2011), has always been in search of providing better and safer healthcare. “Although I enjoyed the clinical environment, I was continually nagged by the idea that there must be better ways to influence the health care system and to improve quality and safety,” she says. Chantal, after completing 11 years of schooling and taking on various positions at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and The Ottawa Hospital, continues to thrive in a research-based environment as an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa in the School of Nursing.

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science at uOttawa in 1997, Chantal was advised to explore the MHA program at the Telfer School of Management by one of her nursing professors as she wanted to pursue greater things. “After learning about the program, speaking with Dr. Doug Angus, and looking at what past graduates had accomplished, I realized that a MHA would be a perfect fit to allow me to gain access to positions where I would be able to focus on improving the quality and safety in the way I had always imagined!” she says. During her MHA program, Chantal was given the opportunity to do her residency at The Ottawa Hospital, under the mentorship of Wendy Nicklin. At the time, the Vice-President of Medical Affairs, Dr. Jack Kitts, remembered her from her residency and later, when he became President and CEO, he approached Chantal to help him lead a national collaborative titled Canadian Collaborative for Excellence in Healthcare Quality, a three year initiative to reach higher performance levels in quality of care through collaboration with Academic Health Sciences Centres across Canada. “[The residency] provided me with a great opportunity to interact with senior leaders and forge a network that I rely on to this day,” says Backman.

After completing her MHA in 2000, Chantal had her eye on a position in nursing research within the Nursing Professional Practice Department at The Ottawa Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Ginette Lemire-Rodger.  As the position required a PhD, she went on to complete a PhD in nursing at the University of Alberta. This not only allowed her to access various progressive leadership roles at The Ottawa Hospital on the performance measurement and quality teams, but also at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. However, Chantal still felt like more could be done in direct research in the areas she thought most needed it, therefore she accepted a Faculty Position at the University of Ottawa in the School of Nursing, where she is currently working.

When being asked what inspires her the most, Chantal says: “…feeling like I am making a difference, that the work I do contributes to improving the quality of care.  I particularly like to continuously look at ways to improve the care we provide to our patients, and ultimately our community.” She also very much believes in mentoring, having always worked in environments where collaboration and idea sharing were imperative. She says: “I know as a young student starting out, I would have greatly benefited from additional mentorship and guidance from someone on a health care related track.  I always keep that in mind when I am asked to speak to students and it motivates me to help mentor young students interested in health management and research.” Chantal continues to provide mentorship today.

Leader Grid

 
Stéphane Bisson
Anne-Marie Hubert
Déric G. Dubien
Stéphane Ouellet
Ian Telfer
Gabriel Di Primio
Patricia McCarron
Huw Williams
Racha Farah
John Duncan
Stacey Metulynsky
Harley Finkelstein
Chantal Backman
Pedro Carrasco
David Mosley
Jamil Bhuya
Jean Marc Leclerc
Greg Cayen
Sean Moher
Christine Kincaid
Guy Laflamme
Roger Farley
Cory Young
Simon Nasr
Christian Dion
Chantal Courchesne
Sarwar Qureshi
Christopher Sisto
Robert Boutin
Chaohui Peng
Robert Hyams
Sarah Newell
Russ McLeod
Drew Huffman
Benoit Bazoge
Marc Malouin
Frederic Michel
Russ Morgan
Jean-Claude Bergeron
Andre Bolduc
Matthew Spoke
Geoff Lebano
Wanda MacDonald
Tom Philpott
Bilge Balci
Jean L. Laporte
Nadia Scornaienchi
Carol T Culhane
Majella Morin
Éric Charette
Dan Moorcroft
Jonathan Martin
Jason Kerr
Billy Triantafilos
Vani Edwardson
Dinesh Kandanchatha
Jon Bartlett
Richard Zhang
Robert White
Louise Tardif
Christophe Richon
Mike Carson
Khusro Malik
Alexandre Lefebvre
Dwight Mihalicz
Michel Lavigne
John Hastings
Michael Runia
Mona Fortier
Peter Hollett
George Gritziotis
Emily Jones
Steven Drover
Chris Finlay
Greg Matthews
Chris Rotolo
Michelle Pickett
Ricky Chau
Michel Houle
Vik Chaudhary
Vincent Douville
Martin Lalonde
Kim Ades
Anie Rouleau
Jay Wong
Okenge Yuma Morisho
Sebastien Dignard
Joanne Lefebvre
Jennifer Garrett
Lydia Di Francesco
Hatem Soltani
Bryan Belanger
Christopher Wilson
Pamela Baxter
Jason Yeung
Gabriela Golumbovici
Angela Vanikiotis
Alexander Leslie
Jean-Pierre Soublière
Alain Doucet
Luc Cardinal
Andrew Zadarnowski
Lee Fraser
Art Slaughter
Ronnie Gavsie
Patrick Brizay
Sean Murphy
Dennise Albrecht
Alain-Michel Sékula
Serge Casault
Maxime Lazard
Candace Enman
Mike Groves
Nick Quain
Dan Hawes
Angsuman Rudra
Jonathan Simon
Phil White
Dobrila Rancic-Moogk
Candace Tierney
Kyle Braatz
Mary-Ann Massad
Jennifer Butson
Jean F. Laurin
Satheesh Gopalan
James Yersh
Hugh Faloon
Michael Burch
Dinakar Vaidya, CFP®
Paul Pinkus
Ian Sinclair
Brennan Loh
Dan Hilton
Christa Casey
Justine Hendricks
Kevin Smiley
Bernie Ashe
Kathleen Kemp
Daniel Levac
François Julien
Saurabh R.  Popat
Charla O'Connor
Anil Dilawri
Greg Fougère
Fares El Sabbagh
Greg Tarasco
Michael McFaul
Mark Farrell
Marcela Szucko
Tim Ragan
Dr. Steve Pelletier
John Kurvink
Denis Kingsley
Marc Dupuis-Désormeaux
Alain Villemure
Michel Cadieux
Paul Vallée
Jean Desgagne
Francoys Bourgon
Dany Gagnon
Janet LeBlanc
Luc Fortin
Rekha Krishnamurthi
Sherry Noble
Peter Leuzinger
Paul S. Crampton
Linda Eagen
Amy Karam, IMBA
Richard Bazinet
Sean Murphy
Charles Chamberlain
Herbert Strongeagle
Tyler Steeves
Yves Bastien
Christian Coulombe
Wooi Seong Cheam
Geneviève Bonin
David Sharpley
Michael Chambers
Robert D'Aoust
Sarah Asad
Chetan Baweja
Cathy Lewis
John-Paul Cody-Cox
Paul Knudsen
Rob Hyams
Mimi Lowi-Young

Alumni Leaders: Get on the map!

Add your profile to this site

Telfer School Programs

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) provides students a complete business education: academic excellence, a rewarding student life, and distinctive personal and career development opportunities.

Stats: 17478 Alumni

Program site

The Telfer MBA gives students the power to outperform: lead people, take charge of organizations, allocate resources effectively and articulate a strategic vision—all fundamental skills of high-performing business leaders.

Stats: 4860 Alumni

Program site

Our Executive MBA Program provides a uniquely stimulating and rigorous professional development experience that will enhance your general management capabilities. The program opens up global, practical and relevant business experiences for ambitious professionals—experiences these students use to explore international business, experience management through hands-on consulting projects and gain the leadership skills necessary for success in today’s global economy.

Stats: 1017 Alumni

Program site

Our Master of Health Administration (MHA) provides students with the expert knowledge, practical skills and hands-on training they need to translate their passion for health into genuine results for Canadians.

Stats: 961 Alumni

Program site

Our Master of Science in Management (MSc) equips students with the knowledge and skills to examine management challenges from a variety of viewpoints, conduct informed research, and uncover findings that can be used by managers to solve pressing problems.

Program site

Our Master of Science in Health Systems (MSc) prepares students to help healthcare practitioners and managers achieve the most vital outcomes of modern healthcare: lower costs, better patient outcomes and improved healthcare services. This program trains them to “think differently” and become an agent of change.

Program site

The Telfer PhD in Management is unique and focused, designed to create the depth and breadth that makes an impact in business – and the world. Our unique approach surrounds our students with unusual and exceptional opportunities for learning and development – just one of the many reasons we are so proud of our PhD in Management program.

Program site