News


 

hiddenimage

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

Read More
agewellstory2

Canadian Technology that Uses Speech to Track Alzheimer’s Captures First Prize at AGE-WELL Pitch Competition  

Jul 26 2016

(Français) Toronto, July 26, 2016: A new technology that analyzes a person’s natural speech to detect and monitor Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders has won the AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia. The new tablet-based assessment tool records short samples of a person’s speech as they describe a picture – even a

Read More
agewellstory2

First Annual AGE-WELL Technology Pitch Competition To Showcase Solutions To Support People With Dementia

Jul 19 2016

Toronto ON, July 19, 2016: Ten innovators from Canada and around the world will participate in the first-ever AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia. The competition will showcase a wide range of technology solutions that address the many challenges faced by people living with dementia. Each finalist will deliver a fast-paced, five-minute

Read More
hiddenimage

Creation of critical health technologies at heart of international agreement

Jun 13 2016

(Français)                                            June 13, 2016 Simon Fraser University University Communications 778.782.3210   www.sfu.ca/university-communications Contacts: Marianne Meadahl, SFU University Communications, 778.782.9017; Marianne_Meadahl@sfu.ca Olver Lum, City of Surrey communications manager, 604.591.4519; OWLum@surrey.ca Gratianne Daum, Consulat de Vancouver, 604.637.5285; gratianne.daum@diplomatie.gouv.fr Creation of critical health technologies at heart of international agreement The global need

Read More
agewellstory3

New AGE-WELL projects tackle challenges facing older Canadians, caregivers

Jun 13 2016

(Français) AGE-WELL has awarded grants to three promising new projects as part of its Strategic Investment Program, which aims to provide rapid and responsive funding for commercialization and knowledge mobilization activities. One project involves a novel treatment for overactive bladder, a disorder that affects 18% of Canadian adults. Drs. Paul Yoo and Sasha John at

Read More