Bianca Stern

BSc. OT, MSc., Executive Director, CABHI

Bianca’s career spans over 40 years in health care within private and public sectors; including community, post-acute and long-term care. She has also been involved at university and college levels in curriculum design, research, teaching and student mentorship. Bianca has built on her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from McGill University and master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Toronto, creatively intersecting the art and science of healthcare with innovation, technology, and industry. In the last 26 years at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bianca has acted in leadership roles including the Director and Professional Practice Chief for the Occupational Therapy Department, Co-Director of the Brain Health Center, Executive Director of the Culture, Arts & Innovation Department and Executive Director, Health Innovations, Center for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CABHI). Bianca is a thought leader in the area of innovation, blending an occupational therapy lens, design thinking and arts-based tools with an inclusive, participatory user focus; capitalizing on emerging technologies and theoretical knowledge to stimulate innovative solutions for the journey of aging. Bianca currently oversees the Innovation Office, Knowledge Mobilization team and Leap virtual end user community. She is also actively involved in helping to foster a culture of innovation and knowledge mobilization at Baycrest and across the CABHI network partner sites.

    10:40 AM PST

    Friday May 21, 2021

    Bridging the Gap with Leap by CABHI

    Join us for a virtual walk-through of Leap by CABHI, a welcoming, diverse and engaged community – online and in real life – that co-creates meaningful experiences with older adults.  Leap will scale the involvement of older adults and caregivers in the development of products, services and programs intended for them and give innovators direct access to insights that will improve their relevance and speed to market of their solutions.  Leap is currently welcoming beta users and agetech innovators and publicly launching this Fall.