Profile: Danette Starblanket

Dec 5 2018

(Français) Danette Starblanket’s goal is to improve the quality of life for Canada’s Indigenous People―and she believes her involvement with AGE-WELL will help her to succeed. “I think that what I’ve learned and the people I’ve met through this training will really impact my future and my career,” says Starblanket, an AGE-WELL research assistant and

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AGE-WELL’s 4th annual conference showcased innovation in action

Dec 3 2018

(Français) For Laura Ault, who is part of an Ottawa research team working on smart-home systems to help seniors and caregivers, attending AGE-WELL’s annual conference was “more than an incredible opportunity.” Ault was among over 400 researchers, trainees, older adults, caregivers and representatives from industry, government and non-profit organizations who took part in AGE-WELL 2018,

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Wearable solutions: clothing that fits the challenge

Nov 29 2018

(Français) Older adults with back and neck problems can often benefit from posture braces, but these may be large and hinder their ability to do activities they love. Special apparel developed by entrepreneur Noureddin Chahrour, being marketed with the support of AGE-WELL, allows seniors to maintain their posture―and a comfortable, active lifestyle. Chahrour, 26, an

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AGE-WELL awards ‘Accelerator’ funding for six research projects in technology and aging

Nov 23 2018

(Français) The AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) today announced almost $240,000 in funding for six research projects that have the potential for real-world impact at the intersection of technology and aging. One team is working on a mobile app to help older adults recovering from total knee replacement. Another team is developing an

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First recipient of the AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award program announced

Nov 19 2018

(Français) Congratulations to Dr. Pooja Viswanathan for being the inaugural recipient of the AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award program. The new salary award is dedicated to students, postdoctoral fellows and recent graduates seeking to turn their innovation into a viable business through a startup company. The funds go directly to the innovator so that they can

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