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October 2020

AGE-WELL WEBINAR: Revisiting Pandemic Perspectives from Older Adults and Caregivers

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
October 1 2020 webinar

Revisiting Pandemic Perspectives from Older Adults and Caregivers Date & Time: Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT Description: After the COVID-19 crisis hit, we brought together older adults and caregivers to hear their perspectives. As the pandemic stretches on, this webinar reconvenes a panel of older adults and caregivers to share their lived experiences and reflect on the role technology can play during COVID-19. Webinar participants will: • Learn about how technology is being used in the home during the…

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SMRTS Webinar – Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) Experiences in STEM: Confronting Racism in Academia

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
SMRTS Webinar - BIPOC Experience in STEM

REGISTER HERE   Although the Canadian university experience is often viewed as an open and inclusive opportunity based solely on merit, discrimination and exclusion based on race is very real. Our panel will raise awareness of racism in all its manifestations, but primarily the unconscious bias and microaggressions, in STEM departments and within academia in general. The panel will also discuss how to be anti-racist, practice empathy and understanding, and acknowledge privilege. Finally, we will consider methods for outreach, recruitment,…

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AGE-WELL Policy Rounds: How to scale up and sustain assistive technologies by leveraging policy partnerships

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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How to scale up and sustain assistive technologies by leveraging policy partnerships Date: October 15th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET Description: In this presentation we will discuss how our implementation science team is working with policymakers, i.e., the BC Ministry of Health and provincial health authorities, to examine the scale up, spread and sustainability of assistive technologies (ATs) for older adults and their caregivers in the province. In particular, we will highlight how policy partners:  Supported and enabled the research team   Had…

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AGE-WELL Policy Rounds: Policy challenges and approaches to the ethical design, development, and procurement of Age-Tech

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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Policy challenges and approaches to the ethical design, development, and procurement of Age-Tech Date: October 27th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET Speaker: Dr. Cosmin Munteanu, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto REGISTER HERE Check out out recent  policy rounds webinar: Download Slides For more information on the AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series please visit: https://agewell-nce.ca/age-well-webinar-series

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November 2020

AGE-WELL Policy Rounds: The use of automated vehicles by older adults with cognitive impairments

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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The use of automated vehicles by older adults with cognitive impairments Date: November 12th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET Description: While the race to bring automated vehicles to the market continues to accelerate, the societal implications of the wide use of this technology have not yet been fully addressed. Notably, developing licencing requirements that can accommodate individuals of all capabilities have been identified as one of the necessary first steps by the Canadian government. This talk will provide an overview of an AGE-WELL project on the use…

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AGE-WELL Policy Rounds: Mobilizing international partnerships to inform dementia and missing persons policies

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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Mobilizing international partnerships to inform dementia and missing persons policies Date: November 26th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET Speaker: Dr. Noelannah Neubauer, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo REGISTER HERE Check out out recent  policy rounds webinar: Download Slides For more information on the AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series please visit: https://agewell-nce.ca/age-well-webinar-series

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December 2020

AGE-WELL Policy Rounds: Engaging government to scale up MOvIT+: A program offering assistive technology coaching and supports

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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Engaging government to scale up MOvIT+: A program offering assistive technology coaching and supports Date: December 9th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET Description: This presentation will discuss the various partnership strategies that lead to engaging health care centers and the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Quebec in supporting a large–scale implementation study of a web-based intervention for older adults with mobility limitations.  Speaker: Dr. Claudine Auger, Associate Professor, Université de Montréal REGISTER HERE Check…

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