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Network Talks

Revisiting Pandemic Perspectives from Older Adults and Caregivers

Date: October 1, 2020, 1 pm ET
October 1 2020 webinar
Description: After the COVID-19 crisis hit, we brought together older adults and caregivers to hear their perspectives. As the pandemic stretches on, this webinar reconvenes a panel of older adults and caregivers to share their lived experiences and reflect on the role technology can play during COVID-19.
Webinar participants will:

  • Learn about how technology is being used in the home during the pandemic
  • Meet additional members of AGE-WELL’s Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee (OACAC)
  • Explore challenges and opportunities for AgeTech to respond to the needs of Canadians

Ron Beleno, OACAC co-chair, caregiver advocate
Olive Bryanton, OACAC Atlantic Canada representative, older adult advocate
Lisa Poole, OACAC West-Central Region Representative, caregiver advocate
Sherry Baker, OACAC Vice Chair, older adults and caregiver advocate
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Policy Rounds

AGE-WELL NCE and the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) are jointly launching Policy Rounds this fall. Featuring unique 30-minute presentations from researchers and trainees, Policy Rounds will share knowledge and discuss the policy implications of the latest research in the AgeTech sector.

Upcoming Sessions:
Sparking action to support rapid-learning health and social systems in Canada
Date: September 18th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
Speakers: Dr. Michael Wilson, Associate Professor, McMaster University
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When employees are diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or early onset dementia at work: Getting ahead of the curve
Date: September 29th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
Speakers: Dr. Josephine McMurray, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
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How to scale up and sustain assistive technologies by leveraging policy partnerships
Date: October 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
Speakers: Dr. Karen Kobayashi, Professor/ Associate Dean, University of Victoria
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Policy challenges and approaches to the ethical design, development, and procurement of Age-Tech
Date: October 27th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
Speakers: Dr. Cosmin Munteanu, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
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The use of automated vehicles by older adults with cognitive impairments
Date: November 12th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
Speakers: Shabnam Haghzare, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
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Mobilizing international partnerships to inform dementia and missing persons policies
Date: November 26th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
Speakers: Dr. Noelannah Neubauer, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo
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Engaging government to scale up MOvIT+: A program offering assistive technology coaching and supports
Date: December 9th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
Speakers: Dr. Claudine Auger, Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
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Past Webinars

2019-2020 AGE-WELL 2020 Webinar Series
Part 4: In-home rehab made possible for knee replacement recovery
Speakers: Nirtal Shah, founder and CEO, Curovate
Date: August 11, 2020

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Part 3: Serious games: How digital games can help older adults combat social isolation
Speakers: Dr. David Kaufman and Dr.S Louise Sauvé
Date: July 8, 2020

Part 2: Connecting the Unconnected: Introducing FamliNet
Speakers: Dr. Ron Baecker and Stephanie Gagne
Date: June 3, 2020

Part 1: Pandemic Perspectives from Older Adults and Caregivers
Speakers: Ron Beleno, Dr. Olive Bryanton, Dr. Andrew Sixsmith & Dr. Alex Mihailidis
Date: May 20, 2020


2019-2020 Creating the Future Webinar Series
Part 1: Involving End-Users in All Stages of Research
Speakers: Dr. Julie Robillard, Ian Goldman & Dr. Kristine Goulet
Date: February 19, 2019

Part 2: How AGE-WELL Technology is Changing Homes of the Future & Promoting Independence for All
Speakers: Dr. Alex Mihailidis
Date: April 24, 2019

Part 3: Building an Innovation Hub - A Case Study
Speakers: Dr. Frank Knoefel, Dr. Josephine McMurray, Dr. Rafik Goubran & Dr. Bruce Wallace
Date: June 11, 2019

Part 4: How to Successfully Partner Internationally to Create Real-World Products
Speakers: Dr. Andrew Sixsmith & Dr. Lili Liu
Date: September 19, 2019

Part 5: Supporting People who Juggle Work and Caregiving: Challenges and Solutions
Speakers: Dr. Janet Fast & Johnna Lowther
Date: November 7, 2019

Part 6: Culturally Safe Research Models in Indigenous Communities
Speaker: Dr. Carrie Bourassa
Date: January 9, 2020


2017-2018 Public Webinar Series
Consent & Capacity Part II
Speaker: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law
Date: September 18, 2018

Training the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
Speakers: Leo Mui, Manager, Entrepreneurship Initiatives, the Impact Centre & Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO, Braze Mobility Inc.
Date: August 21, 2018

Predicting and Preventing Falls using Technology
Speaker: Dr. Steve Robinovitch, Professor, Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science
Date: July 5, 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Speakers: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law & Valerie Le Blanc, Staff Lawyer, British Columbia Law Institute
Date: June 13, 2018

Consent & Capacity Part I
Speaker: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law
Date: May 15, 2018

Can I Help You? The Future of Socially Assistive Robots in Healthcare
Speaker: Dr. Goldie Nejat, Professor, University of Toronto, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Date: April 9, 2018

The Application of an Equity Lens to the Development of Technology for Older Adults
Speakers: Dr. Karen M. Kobayashi, Associate Professor and Research Affiliate, University of Victoria and Dr. Simon Carroll, Research Associate, University of Victoria
Date: February 22, 2018

Using Technology to Detect Pain in Older Adults with Dementia
Speakers: Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Professor and Research Chair in Aging and Health Psychology, University of Regina & Dr. Babak Taati, Scientist at Toronto Rehab – UHN
Date: February 22, 2018

The Opportunity of the Older Consumer
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Sixsmith, Scientific Director, AGE-WELL
Date: December 6, 2017

Using Technology and Speech to Track Alzheimer’s
Speaker: Frank Rudzicz, Scientist, Toronto Rehab Institute/University of Toronto
Date: November 14, 2017

How can technology help you locate your wandering family member when they are experiencing dementia?
Speaker: Dr. Lili Liu, lead investigator for the project and chair of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta
Date: October 3, 2017