A graduate degree in Gerontology can lead to careers in policy and research in the public sector and NGO’s; academia; senior administration in care facilities; and more. Below are lists of jobs that graduates of our MA and Diploma programs have obtained. This will give you an idea of the broad range of career possibilities enabled by our programs.

Diploma Alumni

  • Head of Dept of Dementia Illnesses, Vitanas GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Program Manager, Co-op Education; Work Integrated Learning, Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology and Health Sciences, SFU
  • Consulting Gerontologist; Lead Project Coord.; Social Innovation Lab Manager, Mariam Larson Inc.; SFU; Seniors Services Society of B.C.
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sales Manager, Tapestry Retirement Communities
  • Regional Practice Support Coordinator, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Academic Advisor, Vancouver Community College
  • Recreation Therapist, VCH Adult Day Programs
  • Home Service Representative, Philips Lifeline

Masters Alumni

  • Post Doc Research Fellow; Sessional Instructor, UBC
  • President, Dunbar Village Community Services Society
  • Associate Professor, U of A
  • Provincial Coordinator for Injury Prevention, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Manager, Evaluation & Quality Improvement, South Calgary Primary Care Network
  • Primary Care Occupational Therapist, Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network
  • Assurance & Educator Support Manager, Safecare BC
  • Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • CIHR Health Systems Impact Postdoc, Victoria Hospice & The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, UVic
  • Founder, President, Java Group Programs, Inc.
  • Occupational Therapist, Burnaby Hospital
  • Founder and Operator, Keystone Eldercare Solutions
  • Lifestyle Consultant, Journey Club at Westman Village (Calgary)
  • Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Associate, Alzheimer Society of Canada
  • Provincial Coordinator, Program Development, Alzheimer Society of Canada
  • Occupational Therapist, Eagle Ridge hospital
  • Executive Director, West End Seniors’ Network
  • National Project Manager, Alzheimer Society of B.C.
  • Co-owner & Director of Client Services, Vibe9 Design
  • Care Coordinator/RN, Champlain Local Health Integration Network, Ottawa
  • Consultant, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
  • Provincial Program Manager, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Director, Medical Staff Quality, Analytics and Clinical Improvement, Medical and Academic Affairs; Adjunct Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, Island Health Authority; UVic
  • Lead, Physician Services, Long-Term Care & Assisted Living, Fraser Health
  • Business Operations Manager, Cityblock Health, New York
  • Owner, Gerontology Research Consulting
  • Manager, Advocacy & Education, Alzheimer Society of B.C.
  • Adjunt Prof; Assistant Prof; Clincial Nurse Specialist, SFU GERO; UBC Nursing; Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Principal/Founder, Inclusive Aging