Dr. Wendy Hulko from British Columbia
Dr. Hulko is a Professor at Thompson Rivers University, where she teaches in the Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice. Dr. Hulko holds degrees in Sociology and Spanish, Social Work (MSW), and Sociology and Social Policy (PhD) and has worked with older adults for over 30 years as a care aide, hospital social worker, government policy advisor, educator, and researcher. Dr. Hulko conducts interdisciplinary research on aging, dementia, and health care with practitioners, decision-makers, and equity-denied groups, including Secwepemc Elders, racialized older adults, sexual and gender minorities, and rural residents.
Jane Verity from Melbourne, Australia
Jane is the founder of Dementia Care International and has educated thousands of healthcare professionals and families around the globe through her Spark of Life Philosophy. Jane is an international leader and dementia expert with a focus on the psychological and emotional care of people with dementia. Now living in Melbourne, Australia, Jane is originally from Denmark with roots in the Scandinavian Health Care System. She has a background in Occupational Therapy, is a Family Therapist in Advanced Systems Theory, a Master Practitioner in NLP – (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and an internationally certified Professional Speaker.
2023 Symposium Highlights
“This was a tremendous event and I am so glad I attended. I learned so much today and was able to network with a lot of people.”
“Excellent topics and very well done! Very informative!”
Thank you for a great program!”
“Eloy was inspirational. Thanks for bringing him here.”
"I hope you all were very pleased with the Symposium, it was great to be there and see so many people!"
“Beautifully done! I truly enjoyed the day.”
“I really enjoyed it, learned a lot, and will be processing it for a while. The keynote speaker was wonderful and inspiring. Your friend, “Dr. Mike” was excellent (even with my non-existent medical knowledge, his presentation was understandable and fascinating). The information on Esther’s Law will be helpful in my role as an Ombudsman. And thanks to Funny Gal Sal, I can’t get the phrase, “squish ‘em ups” out of my head!”