CASW Distinguished Service Award 2024 Recipient

CASW distinguished service recipient

We are delighted to share that one of our PhD candidates,  Karen Lok Yi Wong, is a recipient of the CASW Distinguished Service Award this year. The CASW National Social Work Month Distinguished Service Award is given yearly by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) on the occasion of the National Social Work Month, to an individual or group of individuals selected from their membership by each CASW Partner Organization.

Karen Lok Yi Wong is a PhD candidate and sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She is a registered social worker and researcher and has been practicing and researching in diverse settings related to older adults, such as community senior services centre, long-term care, and geriatric acute care. She serves on the Seniors Community of Practice and Anti-Racist and Cultural Advocacy Committee of the BC Association of Social Workers. She is a long-time volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Society and received the Inspiring Social Worker of the Year in 2021, which acknowledged her contribution to advocacy work with people with dementia from diverse cultural communities.


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