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AGE-WELL announces grants to support new tool that simplifies health information, and intergenerational digital storytelling in First Nations community

Sep 20 2016

Français AGE-WELL is funding two exciting new projects as part of its Strategic Investment Program (SIP), which provides rapid and responsive funding for knowledge mobilization activities and commercialization. The development of a novel tool that can simplify digital health information—instantly transforming online text to a person’s reading level—is one of the newly-funded projects. “Imagine a

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Postdoctoral opportunities in Alzheimer’s research

Sep 20 2016

AGE-WELL and the Alzheimer Society of Canada are teaming up to support emerging researchers through a funding opportunity for postdoctoral fellows. The funding partners, AGE-WELL and the Alzheimer Society Research Program, will co-fund up to two postdoctoral fellows over two years. The candidate’s supervisor must be working within an existing AGE-WELL Workpackage or Crosscutting activity

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Behind the scenes at the AGE-WELL Summer Institute 2016: devising real-world solutions

Sep 14 2016

(Français) For Edwin Fong, AGE-WELL’s inaugural Summer Institute was one of the most exhilarating, profound and exhausting learning experiences of his life. And he would do it again in a heartbeat. “It was the most intensive and inspiring training that I have ever done,” says Fong, an AGE-WELL trainee and a physiotherapist at Toronto Rehabilitation

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AGE-WELL Scientific Director named to expert panel on transportation needs of an aging population

Aug 29 2016

(Français) Dr. Alex Mihailidis, AGE-WELL Scientific Director, has been appointed to a new Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) Expert Panel on the Transportation Needs of an Aging Population. The panel is tasked with assessing how technology and innovation can help the Canadian transportation system adapt to the needs of an aging population. “I am looking

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Nurturing future leaders: AGE-WELL announces 22 funding awards for emerging researchers

Aug 23 2016

(Français) Twenty-two young researchers from 10 institutions across Canada have been selected to receive 2016 AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging. “Training the next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs in the fast-growing field of technology and aging is core to AGE-WELL’s mission,” says AGE-WELL Scientific Director Dr. Andrew Sixsmith. “We are absolutely

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