News archive 2017

Getting a grip

Nov 15 2017

(Français) It’s happened to all of us: we lose our balance and reach for a handrail to steady ourselves. But is that handrail in the right place to prevent a fall? Vicki Komisar, an AGE-WELL trainee and University of Toronto/Toronto Rehab doctoral student, is...

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AGE-WELL Summer Institute

Oct 31 2017

Every summer, we are pleased to offer an exciting and innovative week-long training event to AGE-WELL trainees across Canada. Shediac, New Brunswick was the picturesque setting for the 2nd AGE-WELL EPIC Summer Institute, held on July 4-8, 2017. Eighteen highly qualified personnel (HQP) from...

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National Seniors Day 2017

Oct 01 2017

October 1 is National Seniors Day 2017. To mark the day, AGE-WELL is profiling some of our researchers who are working to improve the lives of older adults. With support from the Government of Canada, these researchers are creating solutions to help older adults...

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You’ve got mail―from afar

Sep 21 2017

(Français) It’s not something that happens every day. AGE-WELL investigator Dr. Judith Sixsmith found an email from the President of Chile in her inbox, inviting her to speak on the challenge of an aging population at the Futures Congress in Santiago in January 2017....

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Profile: Mackenzie Martin

Sep 20 2017

(Français) At age 22, Mackenzie Martin is casting a wide net in the hope that one day her research will improve the lives of aging populations in Canada and around the world. In the summer of 2016, the AGE-WELL trainee travelled to the Netherlands...

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AGE-WELL Scientific Director named Vice-Chair of CIHR’s Institute Advisory Board on Health Innovation

Jul 11 2017

(Français) AGE-WELL Scientific Director named Vice-Chair of CIHR’s Institute Advisory Board on Health Innovation Dr. Alex Mihailidis, AGE-WELL Scientific Director, has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Institute Advisory Board (IAB) on Health Innovation. The IAB on Health...

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Creating an innovation ecosystem

Feb 06 2017

 (Français) Creating an innovation ecosystem The development of technologies that promote healthy aging “doesn’t just happen by chance,” says Dr. Josephine McMurray, an assistant professor in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ont. Instead it benefits from...

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