Dr. Linda Garcia is a Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences and Founding Director of the Life Research Institute (LRI) at the University of Ottawa. Her personal research interests focus on the impact of physical, social, technological and clinical environments on the quality of life of individuals with neurological disorders, especially dementia. She is interested in developing interventions that include approaches based on human interactions, especially in long-term care living environments. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa in 1993, she worked for over 10 years in a large teaching hospital as a Speech-Language Pathologist. After completing her PhD with Dr. Yves Joanette, and helping found the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program, she created the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences and became its first Director in 2010, prior to becoming Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences from 2014 to 2017.
Kathryn Ohashi is a project manager with the LIFE Research Institute (LRI) at the University of Ottawa. She brings over 15 years of project management and finance management experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining the research institute, she worked for 10 years in a Sector Council in Occupational Standards and training for the Early Learning and Childcare sector. Her past experience includes work in the telecommunications sector in wireless and satellite technology. She completed an MBA at McGill University with a major in International Business, with a Diploma in Asian Studies in 1991 and work at Panasonic Television in Osaka, Japan. Kathryn became a Project Manager Professional (PMP) in 2013.
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Below is a list of the current members of the LRI.
|Devlin||Rose Anne||Social Sciences|
|Kanji||Salmaan||Ottawa Hospital Research Institute|
|Lemaire||Edward||Ottawa Hospital Research Institute|
|Mayhew||Wendy||Wise - Seniors in Business (an initiative of Business Launch Solutions)|
|Phillips||J. Craig||Health Sciences|
|Squires||Janet||University of Ottawa/Ottawa Hospital Research Institute|
|Tsang||Benjamin||Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa|