AGE-WELL NCE Inc. and Riverview Health Centre Foundation have partnered to support one doctoral candidate or postdoctoral fellow pursue research on technologies to improve the quality of life 1) of persons living in personal care homes and/or 2) of staff working in these facilities to support the lives of residents. In particular, we are interested in projects that include a focus on Alzheimer’s disease.
The competition closes on 13 October 2017 at 4:00ET.
Application form available for download here
The AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub – Advancing Policy and Practice in Technology and Aging (APPTA) is looking for two bright and energetic individuals to join our team. APPTA is a new partnership between AGE-WELL and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and located at the York Care Centre building in Fredericton, NB (for a more detailed description you can go to the “Innovation Hubs” tab at the top of the page). You would be working with stakeholders at all levels to promote best practice in policy and the use of technology and services to support aging in Canada.
The KASE (Knowledge Acquisition and Stakeholder Engagement) Manager will oversee the work for Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The KASE Coordinator will oversee the work for BC to Ontario. Together they will:
- Bring together innovators and entrepreneurs with end users, policymakers and service providers to help transform their ideas into market successes
- Gives stakeholders ready access to the latest research findings and information on emerging tools and health technologies that can support independent living and improve quality of life of older adults and caregivers
- Provides new training opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on Policy and Practice in the field of technology and aging.
This is a new position created to initiate the OA-INVOLVE research program and oversee all the research activities conducted throughout the project. Reporting to the Network Investigator, the Project Manager will coordinate with research teams in the AGE-WELL Network, interface with prospective stakeholders, and manage the work of the project in multiple locations across the country.
Funding Opportunities (Research and Training)
(UNB, Fredericton, NB, at the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub – APPTA, located within the York Care Center)
The first and novel AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub toward Advancing Policy and Practice in Technology and Aging (APPTA) is NOW seeking two (2) exceptional senior postdoctoral fellows to fill two positions being supported until March 31st, 2020. The positions are assigned to UNB Prof. Dolores Furlong (Nursing) with a co-appointed supervisors from an AGE-WELL Faculty. Reporting to the co-supervisors and working with the two KASE (Knowledge Acquisition and Stakeholder Engagement) Manager and Coordinator, the PDF will take the lead and oversee the research projects and activities over Knowledge Acquisition and Translation (KA/KT) and over Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization (KE/KM).
Notre équipe offrira un soutien financier à une étudiante ou un étudiant à la maîtrise ou au doctorat de recherche en science de la santé (https://www.usherbrooke.ca/prog-rech-sc-sante/), à la Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé de l’Université de Sherbrooke, ou à un stagiaire postdoctoral. Description du projet: L’aménagement du domicile est au coeur même de la pratique clinique des ergothérapeutes. Les objectifs poursuivis sont généralement de favoriser le maintien à domicile de leurs clients, ou leur retour à domicile à la suite d’une période de réadaptation, ou d’une hospitalisation. Les changements architecturaux recommandés sont parfois des modifications simples, par exemple l’ajout d’une barre pour que le client dispose d’un appui lors de l’enjambement du rebord de la baignoire. Or, l’ergothérapeute intervient également dans des projets d’aménagement majeur du domicile, tels que la reconfiguration de la cuisine, afin de pouvoir préparer des repas en position assise dans un fauteuil roulant, ou l’installation d’un ascenseur. Ces interventions ergothérapiques s’échelonnent sur plusieurs mois, engagent souvent des coûts élevés pour leur réalisation, et, au cours de ce processus, de nombreuses parties prenantes (client, proches, cliniciens, entrepreneurs, fournisseurs, architectes, membres d’organismes subventionnaires, etc.) évoluent dans un contexte légal et déontologique complexe.
Carleton University is seeking exceptional Master’s and PhD students in Biomedical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering to contribute to research supported by the AGE-WELL NCE. The project, WP 5.1 Ambient-Based Physiological and Functional Monitoring (AMBI-MON) aims to develop sensor systems that can be embedded in the person’s environment and that deliver health and functional information in real time. For example, a bed-based pressure sensor will collect information on breathing, bed movements and characteristics of getting out of bed—all helpful in monitoring respiratory health, risk of skin breakdown, and transfer safety. Involvement in this project is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience working with an active, vibrant group of graduate students, researchers, industry partners and community-based organizations at a national scale and international scale.
We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to pursue an innovative research program at the intersection of knowledge mobilization (KMb), aging & technology, and the process of participatory research. This twoyear position will be under the direction of AGE-WELL CC1 K-MOB co-leads Dr. Amanda Grenier (Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University) and Dr. Karen Kobayashi (University of Victoria). The PDF will take the lead on a research project designed to gain a better understanding of how interdisciplinary researchers understand KMb, how they envision KMb within their disciplines and projects, and the actions and supports they deem necessary to successfully engage in KMb.
Drs. Sixsmith, Doesburg and Moreno are offering 2 postdoctoral fellowships in aging and technology research. The positions are part of a large international project between Canada and France . It aims at investigating integrated models of dementia care, study real concrete solutions to sustain or improve health in aging population (i.e., training, activities), and the determinants of dementia over the lifespan.
Our team will be offering financial support to trainees registering at Université de Montréal or McGill University. Clinicians, MSc students, PhD students or postdoctoral fellows are eligible. Position is available immediately. Initial appointment is for one year at first, with possible renewal for another 1-2 years upon mutual satisfaction and funding availability.
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This position will be involved in a project studying the effects of facility renovations to a dementia special care unit on residents, their families, and long term care staff.
As part of AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments – technology for Wellness, Engagement and Long Life), Canada’s NCE for aging and technology, the TUNGSTEN project is developing and evaluating a novel set of techniques for engaging end-users with researchers, industry, and other stakeholders in all stages of the technology development and evaluation process, i.e. from ideas development, iterative testing, market research and advertising.
A post-doctoral position in robotics is available in the Reasoning and Learning Lab at the Center for Intelligent Machines (CIM) of McGill University, for a new project targeting the collaborative control of an intelligent wheelchair.
The Accessible Computing Technologies Research Group (ACT Lab) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to design and evaluate intergenerational storytelling tools using innovative technological platforms.
As part of AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments – technology for Wellness, Engagement and Long Life), Canada’s new NCE for aging and technology, the TUNGSTEN project is developing and evaluating a novel set of techniques for engaging end-users with researchers, industry, and other stakeholders in all stages of the technology development and evaluation process, i.e. from ideas development, iterative testing, market research and advertising.
The Computational Health Informatics Lab (CHIL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to build customizable and adaptable assistive technologies for the elderly. The project is in collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke.
Dr. Ben Mortenson, assistant professor at the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver British Columbia) and Dr. Francois Routhier, Assistant professor at the Department of Rehabilitation at Laval University(Quebec City, Québec), are looking for graduate students to work on a funded research project.
Dans le cadre d’un projet de recherche financé par le Réseau des centres d’excellence AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments to Ensure Well-being, Engagement and Long Life), nous sommes à la recherche d’un(e) étudiant(e) diplômé(e) qui désirent entreprendre des études graduées dans le domaine des technologies et de la réadaptation.
This project falls within the project funded by the National Centres of Excellence – AGE-WELL (http://agewellnce.ca/research; see WP3.3). We are looking for a graduate student who would be willing to undertake graduate studies in the field of technologies for maintaining at home an elderly person.
The Computational Health Informatics Laboratory (CHIL) in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo and the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Laboratory (IATSL) at the University of Toronto seeks a highly qualified postdoctoral researchers with strong background and interest in building intelligent technologies for the assistance of persons with cognitive disabilities. We are particularly interested in candidates who work well in transdisciplinary environments, and who have interests in affective and social computing.