Rafik Goubran: 2023 AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award Recipient

Dr. Rafik Goubran, a leading expert in sensors and data analytics, has received the 2023 AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award.

The award is in recognition of Dr. Goubran’s long term and substantial contributions to research and innovation in the AgeTech sector, as well as his significant contribution to AGE-WELL.

Dr. Goubran is vice-president (research and international) and Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University since 2017. An AGE-WELL researcher from the very start, he is a founding member of Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory (SAM3), an AGE-WELL national innovation hub in Ottawa.

Dr. Goubran also leads AGE-WELL’s Challenge Area focused on Supportive Homes & Communities. AGE-WELL’s 8 Challenge Areas drive its research and innovation in supporting older adults and caregivers.

Dr. Goubran’s research expertise is sensors applications, smart homes, patient monitoring and data analytics. He co-leads several multi-disciplinary research programs on the design of smart environments for the independent living of seniors, and on vital signs monitoring. He has co-supervised 97 graduate students and co-authored over 325 peer-reviewed publications and 10 patents.

Dr. Goubran is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and an affiliate investigator with the Bruyère Research Institute.

“I am very proud of my association with AGE-WELL. It is my honour and privilege to receive this award. It means a lot to me!” said Dr. Goubran. “AGE-WELL played a vital role in enabling our Aging-in-Place research program at Carleton University and the Bruyère Research Institute. We truly appreciate the funding, mentorship, connections, and experiential learning opportunities that AGE-WELL provided to our students.”