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Are you an older adult or caregiver? Are you interested in the latest technology and aging research?

Janet Fast, Université de l’Alberta

Part 5: Supporting People who Juggle Work and Caregiving: Challenges and Solutions

Date & Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 1 PM ET
Speaker: Dr. Janet Fast, Professor, Human Ecology, University of Alberta

Description: Caregivers are an important part of AGE-WELL’s community – from participating in projects to providing advice at the network level. Webinar participants will:

  • Learn about the challenges Canadians face when they have a dual role of working and caregiving
  • Discover technology-based solutions and practices that can help caregivers
  • Understand the importance of recognizing this unpaid workforce and the value they add to our economic and healthcare systems

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Part 3: Building an Innovation Hub – A Case Study
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Speakers: Dr. Frank Knoefel, Dr. Josephine McMurray, Dr. Rafik Goubran & Dr. Bruce Wallace

Part 2: How AGE-WELL Technology is Changing Homes of the Future & Promoting Independence for All
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director and CEO, AGE-WELL NCE

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Speakers: Dr. Julie Robillard, Ian Goldman & Dr. Kristine Goulet

Consent & Capacity Part II
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Speaker: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

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 August 21, 2018
Speakers: Leo Mui, Manager, Entrepreneurship Initiatives, the Impact Centre & Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO, Braze Mobility Inc.

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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

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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