- Research Assistant, GERAS Centre
“Volunteering, working, and conducting research in the field of gerontology has proven to be extremely rewarding and sparked my passion to continue a career in research at the GERAS Centre for Aging Research. I value the importance of providing older adults with the opportunity to maintain their independence and dignity in the community”.
Karen Thompson completed her BA (Hons.) in Kinesiology & Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. She went on to complete her MA in Recreation & Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo, specializing in gerontology and dementia. Karen values lifelong learning and was recognized in 2018 with the Applied Health Sciences Teaching Assistant Award at the University of Waterloo. Karen is a Research Assistant at the GERAS Centre in which she uses her research expertise to support a variety of projects.