Launched in 2017 with a single goal in mind, the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA is putting innovative aging and technology research into the hands of the people who can use it. We know that it takes on average 17 years for research to be translated into action. By bringing together a diverse and dynamic team of young professionals to support an integrated network in research, policy, and innovation, APPTA aims to bridge that gap and mobilize aging and technology research in ways that can improve the lives of older Canadians.

Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging

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Call for Applicants: Cog@Work Research Assistant – Policy Review [Lead]

Temporary part-time (up to a max of 10 hours a week for 39 weeks ending March 31, 2020) Hourly rate:  $33 plus 4% vacation pay  Start date: September 1, 2019 Job Description: The Cog@Work project is funded by AGE-WELL, and involves a team of researchers from Wilfrid Laurier, University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Our project team is exploring […]

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APPTA Re-launches Policy Internship Program

The AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) is calling all Fredericton-based third- and fourth-year undergraduate students interested in exploring the fields of aging and public policy through a hands-on learning opportunity! We are seeking two enthusiastic, self-motivated interns who can commit seven hours each week to work on […]

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Call for Applicants – PhD University of British Columbia

POSITION:               PhD Student     VP/FACULTY:             Faculty of Medicine DEPARTMENT:           Medicine – Neurology Division    JOB SUMMARY A PhD position is available immediately for a highly motivated graduate student to join a dynamic research team devoted to issues related to brain health, technology and patient experience. The position is based out of the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s and […]

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Jenna Roddick

ADDRESSING THE BARRIER OF COST TO INCREASE ADOPTION OF SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES THAT HELP ALLEVIATE LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION

Jenna Roddick

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Disrupting Policy: The Case for Innovation in Public Policy Development

Candice A. Pollack, LL.B., B.C.L., Directrice exécutive

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Episode 6 – Quantifying Aging and the Use of Technologies, an Interview With Dr. Stephen Katz

Introduction Today we talk to Dr. Stephen Katz, Ph.D., a Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology, Distinguished Research Award winner, and founding member of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. He is the author of several books, journal articles, book chapters, and media interviews on aging bodies, critical gerontology, biopolitics, cognitive […]

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