Sharon Leitch Joss

Phone: 604-599-3302


Sharon has worked in a variety of health care settings and in diverse roles through the continuum of Health Care. Her passion in nursing has evolved over the years from the adrenaline rush of ICU to the peace and tranquillity of Hospice care. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing, graduating from the University of British Columbia in 2007. Her philosophy of teaching has evolved from seven years of experiential experience as a faculty instructor at KPU.

Her overarching aspirations as a teacher are threefold:

  • to facilitate learning that is meaningful to each individual student;
  • to provide a safe learning environment for all;
  • to inspire self-growth and a foundation for lifelong learning.

Her research interest is focused on what is means to create a “dementia friendly community”.  She is engaged in examining how communities can best support the diverse needs of people living with dementia and their care providers. She aspires to become a practical resource for people living with Dementia and health care professionals who hope to provide person centered care that is meaningful.