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Recipients of CRIUGM-AGE-WELL Scholarships Announced

As part of a new, nationwide drive to promote research and innovation in technology and aging, AGE-WELL and the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM) are pleased to team up to offer scholarships to two outstanding students. We are thrilled to announce that Nolwenn Lapierre and Dr. Maxime Lussier were selected to receive the inaugural awards.

Nolwenn is a doctoral candidate at the University of Montreal, CRIUGM working under the supervision of Dr. Jacqueline Rousseau on La vidéosurveillance intelligente pour détecter les chutes des aînés atteints de la maladie d’Alzheimer ou apparentée: diminuer le fardeau des aidants et améliorer la qualité de vie.

Maxime is a postdoctoral fellow with CRIUGM supervised by Dr. Nathalie Bier on a project entitled Utilisation novatrice des environnements intelligents pour identifier et intervenir sur les difficultés rencontrées dans la vie quotidienne chez les personnes âgées avec troubles cognitifs.

Both award recipients are working towards improving the daily lives of seniors with cognitive disorders by making their homes a safer place.

CRIUGM is one of AGE-WELL’s many post-secondary institution partners. Read more about their work at http://www.criugm.qc.ca.

AGE-WELL is providing funding and training to more than 150 emerging researchers and young professionals, or highly qualified personnel (HQP), as part of its training and mentorship program called EPIC (Early Professionals, Inspired Careers). EPIC gives HQP invaluable experience based on scientific excellence and real-world applicability. It is designed to nurture the next generation of researchers in technology and aging and to promote an industry that will not only create jobs but help build a better quality of life for older adults and caregivers.