Dr. Jim Mann, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, is a researcher and advocate for which he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from U.B.C. in 2020. His focus is on the use of technology to benefit people with dementia no matter if they live in the community, in assisted living or long-term care or when they may have a short stay in hospital, the meaningful and ethical engagement of people with dementia, and issues of stigma for people living with dementia. He is a published author including publishing solely and with other researchers in respected academic journals, and is the “Jim” in the City of Vancouver’s YouTube video, Jim’s Story. He recently completed a three-year term as a member of the Federal Ministerial Advisory Board on Dementia, whose responsibility it was to develop the National Dementia Strategy.