Dr. Solina Richter is an internationally trained scholar, nurse, and midwife. She has demonstated leadership and commitment in the globalization of students and faculty members, advances global consciousness, and promotes global health initiatives through education, research, and service activities.
Dr. Richter has a wealth of experience in nursing education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has supervised numerous master and doctoral students as well as mentored several international scholars and postdoctoral fellows. Her dedication to student success is stellar. She was awarded the Faculty of Graduates Study’s graduate supervisor award (UofA), an award she values since it is unequivocally from the student body.
Dr. Richter is currently the dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan, one of the top 15 universities in Canada.
Dr. Richter is an established researcher and her program of research focuses on the social determinants of health and frontline practices that protect and promote the health of low socioeconomic populations. Her research further focuses on building capacity for partnerships and collaboration to address global health. She has lead many international research projects and understands the complexities and intersections of culture, gender, and indigenization. She frequently acts as a mentor to young academia within nursing and other disciplines, locally, nationally, and internationally.
- Equity deserving populations
- Global health
- Intersection of gender and culture
- Partnership building
NPI: Richter. M.S., Co-Pi’s: Adjorlolo, S., Jarvis, K., Co-I’s: Adjei, C., Chubb, L., Manu, A., Mao, Y., Midodzi, W., Petrucka, P., Tenkorang, E., Torpey, K. Unveiling the Silence: Developing and Evaluation an Intervention to Improve Access and Utilization to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Kayayei (Head Porters) in Ghanaian Markets. Canadian Institute of Health Research. (2023- 2028) $868 000
PI: Dr. S. Richter Co-I: Dr. Michael Frishkopf, Prof. Edward Salifu Mahama, Dr . K. Jarvis. Understanding the extent to which the human and social rights of alleged witches of northern Ghana are upheld. SSHRC partnership development Pilot project grant, University of Saskatchewan $20 000 (2022 – 2023)
NPI: Richter. M.S., Co-Pi’s: Adjorlolo, S., Jarvis, K., Co-I’s: Adjei, C., Chubb, L., Manu, A., Mao, Y., Midodzi, W., Petrucka, P., Tenkorang, E., Torpey, K. Unveiling the Silence: Developing and Evaluation an Intervention to Improve Access and Utilization to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Kayayei (Head Porters) in Ghanaian Markets. $40000 CIHR Bridging fund University of Saskatchewan April 2023
S Meherali (PI), Lassi, Z., Richter, S., Lara, K., Aziato, L., Ali, P. and Adjorlolo, S. Climate Change and RMNCAH (Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health): An Evidence Gap Map Exercise. £10000 Worldwide Universities Network – Research Development Fund 2022
Pi S. Richter, Co-Is Dr. Michael Frishkopf, Dr. Helen Vallianatos, Prof. Edward S. Mahama, Dr. Courage K. Setsoafia Saba, Dr. Pammla Petrucka, and Dr. Kimberly Jarvis. Exploring the extent to which the human and social rights of alleged witches of northern Ghana are upheld. SSHRC Pilot funding, University of Saskatchewan, 2022 – 2023, $20 000
PI P. Dashora, Co-Is S. Richter, M. Jackson. Participatory video for homeless youth. SSHRC August 2022 – 2024. $57 566 Insight development grant
PI R. Breitkreuz, Co-Is K. Hughes, Sakaluk-Moody Ana Maria Hermeto Camilo de Oliveira, Dorota Szelewa, Elza Melo, Lydia Aziato, Mariam Beard, Solina Richter; Simone Wajnman. Women's economic empowerment in global perspective. SSHRC Connection grant $24 965 2021 – 2022
PI Salami, B., Co-Is Theseen, L., King, R., Richter, S., Andre, R. & Omarale, S. Access to Healthcare for Black Women, Children and Youths in Alberta. Women Child Health Research Institute (WCHRI) $60000 2021- 2022
PI S. Meherali, Co-IsP. Ali, S. Adjorlolo, L. Aziato, P. Okeke- Iherijika, K. Lara, Z. Lassi, S, Richter, B. Salami Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Worldwide University Networks Grant £10 000 2019 – 2021
Nominate PI K. Jarvis; Co-PI S. Richter & L. Chubb; Co-I’s B. Salami, E. Y. Tenkorang, Collaborators- L. Aziaoto, T. Asiedua, S. Kwankye Creating Synergy in Women’s Maternal and Reproductive Health: Building Global Research Capacity to Eradicate Obstetric Fistula. CIHR planning grant. $ 19997 2019 – 2022
PI B. Salami, Co-Is H. Gammaa, V. Mazzucato, T. Thompson, P. Okeke-Ikejirka, S, Kwankye, L. Sibeko, H. Fairbrother, S. Abimboka, S. Richter, H. Vallianatos, C. Fouche, M. AniAmphonsa, T. Lavin African Child Migration in Circumstances of Vulnerability. SSHRC Partnership Development grant ($200 000). 2018 – 2020
PI Richter S. & L. Aziato. Coming together: Strengthening Partnership between Ghana and Canada to address Maternal and Child Health. Canadian Universities 2017 – 2022 $500,000
PI S. Richter CO-I Helen Vallianatos and Amy Toosi. Intersection of place, social relations, gender, culture on health of female immigrants to Canada. Women Child Health Research Institute (WCHRI) ($49 979). 2017 – 2021
Honours (Medals, Fellowships, Prizes)
- Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Alberta, Great Supervisor Award 2019
- Research fellow (2018 – 2024) Department of Health Studies, University of South Africa