"- Noureddin Chahrour, Founder and President, Adrenalease Inc.What AGE-WELL is doing is phenomenal. It’s an organization that’s helping entrepreneurs—and innovations—to get into the market. Startups and small businesses are such big creators of new jobs in Canada. So it’s great that AGE-WELL is supporting startups, encouraging entrepreneurship and fostering innovation ecosystems."
"- Dr. David Lindeman, Director, CITRIS Health, CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) and the Banatao InstituteAGE-WELL conducts outstanding, world-class research and technology innovation to support healthy aging, and has positioned Canada as a global leader in addressing one of the grand challenges facing the world in the coming decades—the well-being of older adults."
University of California
Director, Center for Technology and Aging
"- Jolene McNeil, Member, AGE-WELL Partner Advisory Committee,Through advances in health care, we have successfully extended people’s lifespans. AGE-WELL is about bringing quality and independence to these added years with technologies that are accessible, impactful and sustainable. When older adults live their best lives, we all benefit from their wisdom and experience."
National Modality Manager, Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions,
"- Mary Huang, Family caregiverAs someone who cares for two aging parents with cognitive and mobility issues, I appreciate that AGE-WELL is developing technologies that will make things easier and better for us in the future. AGE-WELL breaks down silos and aims to create solutions faster—and more affordably—both for the aging population and those who care for them."
"- Dr. Andrea Wilkinson, AGE-WELL trainee alumnaAGE-WELL is the bridge between the research into the real world, though funding, through networking, through conferences, and educational avenues. It brings together all of the different stakeholders and expertise to really design and develop products that are useful for the individuals that it is targeting. AGE-WELL has certainly helped my research come to life in the real world."
Co-founder and CEO, BrainShape®
"- Dr. Bill Miller, AGE-WELL investigatorUntil AGE-WELL, there has not been a coordinated effort to provide focused technologies that promote independence and enable older adults to live within their own environment. AGE-WELL has made tremendous progress in the development of solutions that enhance quality of life so that seniors can do the things they want to do the way they want to do them."
Professor, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Associate Dean, Health Professions
University of British Columbia
"- The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Former SenatorWith the rapid advancement in technology, we need to capitalize on Canada’s leading-edge research and bring together all stakeholders to ensure technologies are seamlessly integrated into health-care systems. AGE-WELL is a network that is already doing this through multidisciplinary project teams and the inclusion of older adults and caregivers at every stage of their work. AGE-WELL is truly driving innovation and making Canada a leader in the area of technology and aging."
"- Dr. Robert Thirsk, Engineer, physician, former Canadian astronautAGE-WELL believes that social, health and economic frontiers can be advanced through research and innovation. Like a space agency with an audacious vision, their organizational culture is founded upon the pursuit of excellence, a broad and cross-disciplinary network of partners, and the training of emerging researchers."
Chancellor Emeritus, University of Calgary
"- Josephine Grayson, Seniors’ advocateWe need new ideas to serve the rapidly-growing older population and AGE-WELL is delivering such ideas. As one who has had a life-long career in human rights, equality and accessibility, I applaud AGE-WELL’s efforts to consult and include older adults and caregivers in its work, and to bring together researchers, industry and community representatives."
"- Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, AGE-WELL investigator and Research Chair in Aging and HealthThe work of AGE-WELL researchers has led me to believe that, within my lifetime, the best solutions for improving the quality of life for older adults with dementia are not going to come from medical sciences but from engineering and technology development."
University of Regina
"- Dr. Yves Joanette, Former Scientific DirectorAGE-WELL has become an important driving force for Canadians to benefit from the most relevant and cost-efficient technology in support of optimal health and wellness in aging. AGE-WELL is doing so by bringing together researchers and stakeholders from all horizons, in Canada and internationally, and by synergizing with CIHR’s eHealth Innovations strategy."
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Aging
"- Dr. Richard McAloney, Director of Technology Management & EntrepreneurshipI am extremely impressed with what the AGE-WELL team has accomplished to date. This is a testament to the quality of the management, researchers, trainees and network partners. The societal benefits of AGE-WELL’s work are indisputable."
The Impact Centre, University of Toronto
"- Sanjeev Gill, National Industry Executive for ResearchBy supporting startups, training young professionals and investing in new ideas through the AGE-WELL-HACKING HEALTH ideathon competition, AGE-WELL is helping to address the socio-economic challenges of an aging population and move research into viable commercial products. This is in keeping with IBM Canada’s strategy to incubate startups and drive innovation in the Canadian marketplace."
"- Trish Barbato, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Strategic PartnershipsAGE-WELL provides Revera with access to a robust network of leading researchers and entrepreneurs. As a large seniors’ accommodation provider, we value the ability to have one touch point for accessing and partnering in research across Canada that is relevant and valuable for our residents, our staff and our business."
"- Aaron Yurkewich, AGE-WELL trainee and PhD student in Biomedical EngineeringWow, this is life-changing! Thank you so much for granting me this award to build experience and work with other top labs, institutes and clinics in this dynamic field of rehabilitation. I’ll make the most of it."
University of Toronto