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AGE-WELL Webinar: Advancing Your ECR Research Goals via Interdisciplinary Collaboration

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


Join us as this webinar will provide valuable insights into the transformative potential of interdisciplinary collaborations for Early Career Researchers (ECRs). Our speakers will demonstrate how they joined forces to apply novel ideas to address complex problems, fostering innovative solutions for societal challenges.

AGE-WELL believes that ECRs are the catalyst that will drive Canada’s leadership in AgeTech and build communities to foster strong interdisciplinary collaborations. Dr. Shehroz Khan, a computer scientist, and Dr. Charlene Chu, a Registered Nurse, were both AGE-WELL Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) in 2018. Through AGE-WELL, they began their collaborations in 2019 to bring a unique interdisciplinary perspective to research and innovation to improve the lives of older adults. Collectively, they employ innovative methodologies to address intricate research challenges, successfully publishing journal articles, conference papers, and securing research funds from multiple Tri-Council agencies.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:


  • Navigate interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Leverage research partnerships to amplify the impact of your work




  • Dr. Charlene Chu, RN, is an Assistant Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, and an Affiliate Scientist at The KITE Research Institute at University Health Network. She is cross-appointed (status only) with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s Institute for Life Course & Aging, as well as the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto.
  • Dr. Shehroz Khan is a Scientist at The KITE Research Institute at University Health Network, Canada. He is also cross-appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto. Dr. Khan’s main research focus is the development of machine learning and deep learning algorithms within the realms of Aging, Rehabilitation and Intelligent Assisted Living.
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February 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


AGE WELL Management Team