Wendy Duggleby is a Professor and Endowed Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta since 2010. She is also an adjunct professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Saskatchewan, her Masters in Nursing from the University of Alberta and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas. Wendy has developed and evaluated several interventions to foster hope and quality of life in older adults and their family caregivers with national and provincial funding support. She also leads several multidisciplinary research teams.