Cup of Care Podcast Series






Join co-hosts Katie and Sibtain for a series of conversations with Canadian family caregivers. As guests Marlene, Krysta, Sheila, Suzanne, Rina, and Darrel share powerful life lessons on caring from near and far, Katie and Sibtain realize that no two families are alike and that there is much to be learned from hearing each other’s stories.

Sibtain Ali

Sibtain Ali is a medical student at the University of Saskatchewan. Sibtain has studied Physiology and Pharmacology with primary research experience in lipid metabolism. However, in joining these teams he has contributed to interprofessional environments of learning and research revolving around education and caregiving. As a student he hopes to provide a unique perspective. 

Katie Ottley

Katherine Ottley is a Ph.D. student in the Culture Health and Human Development stream of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. She has a broad set of research interests focused on the experience of family caregivers caring with people living with serious health conditions, including cognitive impairment. She is also interested in people's lived experience of bereavement throughout their lifespan. The podcast provided the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary and inter-organizational team and make connections that might not have been made otherwise.

Greg Olson

Prior to working at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, I had just over 34 years working in community cable television, television & video production. There are a few stories to tell! I started with Sask Polytech (Moose Jaw Campus) in the summer of 2014. I work as a Media Production Specialist and get to work with amazing and incredibly talented people in our team. We get to do livestreaming, photography, video work and help to provide content of all sorts to our instructors, researchers, and management teams. I’m very proud to have played a part in creating the Research Division’s Caregiver podcast series and working with the team behind it. This project was a real joy and one of the top highlights of my time here.

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This series was produced in collaboration with creative partners from the Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long Term Care team and the Saskatchewan Long-Term Care Network. Advisory support for this project was provided by Dr. Natasha Hubbard Murdoch from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Dr. Paulette Hunter from St. Thomas More College. Technical support was provided by media production specialist Greg Olson from Audio Visual Services at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

In addition to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s financial contribution, “Production of this podcast has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.”

Lastly, as with many things in life, this project would not have been possible without the direct contributions of family caregivers

Natasha Hubbard Murdoch (Producer)

Natasha Hubbard Murdoch is a nurse researcher at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Her practice background is oncology, orthopedics and long term care. She has been an educator for over a decade with a focus on interprofessional coordination and problem-based learning. With a focus on educational research, her topic areas are interprofessional teams, mentorship, and community caregivers.

Paulette Hunter (Producer)

Paulette Hunter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. She also works half-time as a clinical psychologist. Paulette’s research emphasizes person-centred and palliative approaches to dementia care in Canada’s long-term care system. She teaches on the topics of psychology, aging, and applied ethics.