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Kirstie Russell

Ability411 Coordinator | BA, MPH Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

P: 250-721-7301

As Ability411 Coordinator, Kirstie is responsible for assisting with the coordination and development of Ability411, a new website operated by CanAssist at the University of Victoria that will provide B.C. seniors with information about assistive technologies that may help them remain at home for as long as safely possible. The service also aims to help health workers and caregivers find an appropriate assistive technology to meet their client or loved one’s needs. Kirstie received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from McGill University in 2015 and her Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences from the University of Toronto in 2017. She has a strong background in health systems research, especially as it relates to quality improvement, and is passionate about health equity, inclusion and improving health care quality through virtual care. Kirstie is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on developing an online service aimed at improving the quality of life and wellbeing of B.C.’s growing older adult population.


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