Director, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health
Kathy Kortes-Miller, MSW, PhD has a passion for palliative care and improving end-of-life care for all. She is an associate professor in the School of Social Work and the director of the Centre for Education and Research On Aging & Health. Her research is interdisciplinary and collaborative, contributing to a broad range of fields of study including: social work, palliative care, end of life, medical assistance in dying (MAID) LGBTQ+, caregiving and gerontology. She was a long-standing member of the board of directors for Hospice Northwest and in 2020 joined the board for Roots to Harvest. In March 2018, Kathy published the book “Talking About Death Won’t Kill You” with ECW Press. She speaks regularly at academic conferences and has been invited to speak at several public events, including webinars on grief for Dying With Dignity Canada.