Louise Stern

Program Chair and Professor

BSW, Ryerson University; MSW and PhD, University of British Columbia

Louise has been practicing geriatric based social work for the past 20 years and has worked in community, hospital, and long-term care settings. She received her BSW (1994) from Ryerson, and an MSW (2001) and PhD  (2012) from UBC. The focus of her practice and research has been on dementia care; inter-professional care as it relates to aging and healthcare; intercultural care and the development of cultural education in health care settings; and exploring the diversity of aging Canadians. She has taught at the University of British Columbia in the School of Social Work and the College of Health Disciplines and Thompson Rivers University, School of Social Work and Human Services.