Award for Distinction in Outreach & Engagement - Fall 2009
Professor Schoenfeld’s contribution to community health and experiential learning has extended outreach and engagement to the larger community.
An alumna of the U of S and the California College for Heath Sciences, Schoenfeld has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing since 1974. She has taught in the area of community health theory and practice, participates in community-based research and interdisciplinary population health projects, and publishes on the topics of public health, health and education partnerships and learning communities.
Her work with outreach and engagement has focused on health promotion, and she has built strong collaborative relationships with a variety of community agencies and practitioners. Schoenfeld has been a dedicated advocate of an expanded role for the public health nurse in the school system and she has put theory into practice by providing experiential learning for her students in school settings. These learning opportunities led to formal partnerships between the College of Nursing and schools in the Saskatoon area. The partnerships were expanded to rural high schools, a number of elementary schools and projects with international students and their families.