TV Study Project Lead
Karen Lok Yi Wong is a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Social Work. Her research interests include ageing and cultural, racial, immigration, and language diversity, the experience of people living with dementia, and aging and technology. She is a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Award and Age-Well Michael F. Harcourt Policy Fellowship.
Karen is also a registered social worker in British Columbia, Canada. She has been practicing in diverse settings related to older adults, such as community senior services centres, long-term care, and geriatric acute care. She is now practising as a social worker with Providence Healthcare.
She received different clinical practice awards, which acknowledged her excellence in practices supporting older adults and their families and facilitating interdisciplinary team collaboration.
Karen is a core member of the Seniors Community of Practice and Anti-racist and Actions Committee of the British Columbia Association of Social Workers. She is also a long-term volunteer of Alzheimer’s Society BC as a family support group facilitator and public educator.
She serves on the National Dementia Topic Guideline Creation Panel of Alzheimer’s Society Canada. She was awarded the Inspiring Social Worker of the Year in British Columbia 2021, which recognized her advocacy work with people with dementia from diverse cultural and language communities.
During her spare time, Karen enjoys having dim sum with her family and friends and planting tomatoes.
More information about Karen can be found at: https://socialwork.ubc.ca/profile/karen-wong/