News Archive 2015



Dec 30 2015

AGE-WELL took years of planning, followed by months of frantic activity to launch. But the scientific directors could point to a single October day in Calgary as the most memorable and satisfying.  It was the first conference and Annual General Meeting for the new...

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AGE-WELL announces new funding for commercialization and knowledge mobilization initiatives

Dec 11 2015

AGE-WELL invites Canadian researchers and their teams to participate in its inaugural Strategic Investment Program competition. The new funding program supports post-discovery commercialization, business development and knowledge dissemination, mobilization, or translation activities. Successful projects should accelerate Canadian innovation and economic competitiveness, and improve the quality...

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2015 AGE-WELL Conference

Oct 23 2015

AGE-WELL’s 1st Annual Conference & AGM was a great success. More than 200 Network Investigators, HQP (highly qualified personnel), partners, committee members and staff convened in Calgary October 21 – 23 to share research progress and ideas and to celebrate the first year of...

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Can playing video games help seniors age better?

Aug 26 2015

From: A new research project launched by Simon Fraser University is exploring how seniors might benefit from playing video games. Andrew Sixsmith is a professor of gerontology and the scientific director of Age Well, a national research network looking at technology and aging. “We...

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Des technologies pour une vieillesse digne et épanouie

Aug 19 2015

Par Didier Oti | Vingt-cinq équipes de chercheurs canadiens vont travailler sur des projets de pointe afin d’améliorer les conditions de vie des personnes âgées et leurs aidants naturels. Le réseau AGE-WELL ou Vieillir en beauté dans divers environnements en mettant la...

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Aug 18 2015

You may not feel the ground shifting beneath your feet, but Canada faces an unstoppable tectonic shift in our demographics. Statistics Canada projects that by the year 2030 almost one in four of us will be 65 years of age and older. We will...

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Dementia Care: It Takes a Community

Jul 28 2015

BACKGROUND On May 20, 2014 a group of family/friend caregivers (herein called care partners), care providers, educators, administrators, policy makers, and other professionals from the community, social service, and private sectors participated in a one day, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR, Grant No....

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Alex Mihailidis on Goldhawk Fights Back

Mar 27 2015

Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director of Age-Well, a government-financed organization dedicated to developing a better quality of life for Zoomers through technology, explains how his group  will design and manufacture technology-based tools to help us as we age. Listen at:

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#eHIPP Digital Health Forum Recap

Feb 25 2015

A one-day forum held Feb. 5 in Vancouver brought together more than 130 participants – representing research, health care, industry, government, and lived experience – to start a dialogue about digital health needs and opportunities in BC and the Yukon. Convened by MSFHR in...

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Announcement for Call for Proposals – Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program

Feb 17 2015

From: Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) announce the launch of a Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program. This program will provide funding for Canadian and Israeli researchers to assemble world-class...

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News Release – January 19, 2015

Jan 19 2015

AGE-WELL: New National Hub for Research and Innovation to Help Seniors Live Independently and Safely at Home  Canada’s first research network in technology and aging; researchers hit the ground running with focus on improving lives of an aging population  Toronto – January 19, 2015 –...

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