Stella Ng

Faculty Member

Accepting Students


The Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE)

Accepting Students

CACHE collaborates with local, national, and international partners to advance education, practice, research, systems, and policy toward better work and care for all, offering professional development programs and consultation to support this advancement.

Lead: Stella Ng

Affiliates: Paula Rowland

Scientist, educator, practitioner, and leader in the field of Health Professions Education & Practice. Advancing critical reflection and transformative education toward more collaborative, compassionate, and ethical health care and health science.

BRIEF BIO: When there is no clear-cut answer to be found, how can we act in ways that are collaborative, compassionate, and ethical? Stella is passionate about preparing those who work in health care and health science to do just that, as acting in these ways creates the foundation for trustworthy and respectful relations within the health sciences and between health sciences and communities. Her tri-council, ministry and foundation-funded research program has shown that critical reflection is crucial to compassionately, collaboratively, and ethically navigating value-conflicted and uncertain aspects of everyday work. Her passion was sparked by challenges she experienced as a pediatric audiologist in the public-school system, which motivated her to launch her research program in reflective practice, critical reflection, and critical pedagogies. She mobilizes this theory and research within her extensive education and leadership work. Stella is the recipient of the Ministry Early Researcher Award, Meridith Marks New Educator Award and an AMS Healthcare Fellowship in Compassion and AI/Digital Technology.


Director & Scientist, Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE)

Scientist, The Wilson Centre and The Institute for Education Research

University Health Network

Associate Professor, Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Medicine

Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

University of Toronto