Stella is passionate about preparing health professionals for the humanistic, social-relational, and structural aspects of health care practice. 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 zones of practice. 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 education and leadership work. Stella is Director and Scientist, Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare and Education, Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Wilson Centre Scientist, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She is also the recipient of the Ministry Early Researcher Award, Meridith Marks New Educator Award and an AMS Phoenix Fellow in Compassion and AI/Digital Technology.