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Kimberley Widger

Adjunct Scientist

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Life Stage Research Program



Contact Kimberley Widger



  • PhD, Nursing, University of Toronto
  • MN, University of Calgary
  • BScN, University of Saskatchewan

Research Focus

  • Children and youth
  • End of life/palliative care
  • Health services research
  • Performance measurement

Other Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Nursing, University of Toronto
  • Nursing Research Associate, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Project Investigator, Hospital for Sick Children

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care

    2019 – 2024: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care awarded to Kimberley Widger. The Canada Research Chairs Program aims to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

  • Pediatric Award of Excellence

    2019: Awarded to Kimberley Widger by the Canadian Network of Palliative Care for Children and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA). The award recognizes the outstanding national contribution of a CHPCA member who exemplifies professional and personal commitment and achievement in the field of pediatric hospice palliative care within Canada.

  • Career Development Award

    2014 – 2018: Awarded to Kimberley Widger by the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) and CIHR Strategy for Patient Oriented Research. CCHCSP is a transdisciplinary training program for the next generation of clinician-scientists in child and youth health research in Canada. The Career Development Award supports clinician scientists who have completed doctoral level research training and facilitates guaranteed protected time during early career development within a mentored research program.

Recent ICES Publications