Dr. Ruth Warick

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Dr. Ruth Warick
Immediate Past-President

Dr. Ruth Warick is a founding member of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and a former national president. She is President of the CHHA Vancouver Branch and serves as a board member for the BC Chapter of CHHA. She has been active in developing an On-Line Mentoring Program for hard of hearing persons and the annual Walk2Hear program.

She is President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Persons, and launched its human rights program and an Inclusive Education development project in Uganda and Nepal. She liaises closely with the World Health Organization and is a founding member of its World Hearing Forum. Ruth is first Vice-President of the International Disability Alliance and a past president of the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as the BC Family Hearing Resource Centre. She completed her PhD at UBC in 2003; her dissertation was on Voices Unheard: The Academic and Social Experiences of University Students who are Hard of Hearing.