BSc (Kin), CHF , 2010
Ashley graduated from The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology in 2010 after completing an Ergonomics co-op work term at Canada Post in Ottawa and two co-op work terms at Fraser Health Authority (FHA). Ashley later found a permanent position at FHA and she is currently the Seniors Falls and Injury Prevention Coordinator of FHA's Older Adult Program, where she provides older adults with valuable tools and information to reduce their risk of falls.
As an engaged community partner, I have worked with Ashley for several years, as she has been providing many volunteer and co-op opportunities for SFU students. I appreciate Ashley’s passion for her job and willingness to mentor students and give back to BPK.
Earlier this year, Ashley received The FHA 2014 Above and Beyond award, which recognizes the outstanding work she does for FHA's Older Adult Program. According to the FHA, Ashley has gone beyond her daily responsibilities; not only does she help seniors decrease their risk of falling; she is also “sparking a passion for elder care in our community… Ashley goes out of her way to make her senior clients feel important, and tries to brighten their day with a joke, a smile or a compliment. At the clinics, she takes the time to listen to each individual’s story, and ensure they leave the clinic with the tools they need to keep safe.”
Thank you for all your hard work, Ashley and for mentoring so many students.
Submitted by: Darleen Bemister