Chair in Older Adult Health and Associate Professor - Mount Royal University
Jocelyn Rempel is the Chair in Older Adult Health and Associate Professor at Mount Royal University.
In her role at MRU she is bridging the gap between health and innovation through a variety of initiatives involving students and the broader community. Her initiatives focus on improving care for the growing demographic of aging adults, and has been successful at piloting simulation educational opportunities for nursing students and connecting generations through an Intergenerational speaker series.
As an experienced gerontological nurse and business owner, the intersection of her entrepreneurial skills and health background provide her with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of an aging population that can be addressed through innovation and technology.
Her research involves the use of age-tech devices and applications that are providing a more accurate and detailed assessment for functionality and wellness, leading to improved quality of life for aging adults. Her consultant work has included comprehensive geriatric assessments, work with the Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals (OCRT) for Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Security and is currently examining the current workforce for senior services, providing policy recommendations to Alberta Health and other key stakeholders in the sector.
She is driven by a strong desire to promote better care for older people, and has become a noteworthy leader in her field.