Executive Director, Health Innovations
The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation
Bianca Stern is Executive Director, Health Innovations at the Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI). Bianca’s career spans over 35 years in health care in private and public sectors and she has been involved at university and college levels in curriculum design, research and student supervision. Bianca has built on her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Science, creatively intersecting the art and science of healthcare with innovation, technology, and industry. She is a thought leader in the area of innovation, blending design thinking and arts based tools with an inclusive, participatory user focus, capitalizing on emerging technologies and theoretical knowledge to stimulate innovative solutions for the journey of aging. Bianca currently oversees the innovation team at CC-ABHI including the Innovation, Technology & Design Lab, CC-ABHI project intake office and project pipeline. She is also actively involved in helping to foster a culture of innovation and knowledge mobilization at Baycrest and across CC-ABHI network partner sites.