Public Webinar Series website

 

Are you an older adult or caregiver? Are you interested in the latest technology and aging research?
Do you want to know about the innovative work happening across Canada and how it can benefit you and your family member?

Join us for our public webinar series. Older adults, caregivers, members of the public, researchers, trainees and professionals in the aging and technology space are all welcome to attend. You will learn about new products, projects, and ideas coming out of AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network.

Let’s start a conversation about technology and aging.

 


Training the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
Date & Time:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2:00PM ET

Speakers: Leo Mui, Manager, Entrepreneurship Initiatives, the Impact Centre & Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO, Braze Mobility Inc.

Description: The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto is an AGE-WELL core facility in entrepreneurship. Webinar participants will learn about the Impact Centre and the type of entrepreneurship and mentoring support they provide to researchers and trainees. Explore how AGE-WELL and the Impact Centre are working together to fuel entrepreneurship and nurture startups in the field of technology and aging, and come hear the first-hand experience of an entrepreneur that has benefited from entrepreneurship training.


Consent & Capacity Part II
Date & Time:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 2:00PM ET

Speakers: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

 

Description: The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) will provide education and expert help on understanding and navigating the Canadian legal system, including legal issues raised by startups and commercialization. It will also address legal and ethical issues of critical importance when working with older adults, such as informed consent and substitute decision-making. This webinar will be the second of a two part series exploring the concepts of consent and capacity. To watch Part I please click here.


 

Archived Webinars

Predicting and Preventing Falls using Technology
July 5, 2018
Speakers: Dr. Steve Robinovitch, Professor, Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 13, 2018
Speakers: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law & Valerie Le Blanc, Staff Lawyer, British Columbia Law Institute

Consent & Capacity Part I
May 15, 2018
Speaker: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

Can I Help You? The Future of Socially Assistive Robots in Healthcare
April 9, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Goldie Nejat, Professor, University of Toronto, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Application of an Equity Lens to the Development of Technology for Older Adults
February 22, 2018
Speakers: Dr. Karen M. Kobayashi, Associate Professor and Research Affiliate, University of Victoria and Dr. Simon Carroll, Research Associate, University of Victoria

Using Technology to Detect Pain in Older Adults with Dementia
January 23, 2018
Speakers: Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Professor and Research Chair in Aging and Health Psychology, University of Regina & Dr. Babak Taati, Scientist at Toronto Rehab – UHN

The Opportunity of the Older Consumer
December 6, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Sixsmith, Scientific Director, AGE-WELL

Using Technology and Speech to Track Alzheimer’s
November 14, 2017
Speaker: Frank Rudzicz, Scientist, Toronto Rehab Institute/University of Toronto

How can technology help you locate your wandering family member when they are experiencing dementia?
October 3, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Lili Liu, lead investigator for the project and chair of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta