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AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA hosts Knowledge Exchange Meeting

APPTA hosted a Knowledge Exchange Meeting on October 23rd, concurrently with the AGE-WELL Conference 2019. This meeting focused on our caregiver priority, where a system mapping exercise was completed to understand the policy landscape. The maps will contribute to a needs assessment currently being developed by APPTA for caregivers across Canada and inform the development […]

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APPTA hosted its first ever Policy Innovation Lab

APPTA hosted its first ever Policy Innovation Lab in early October. Modeled off of the social innovation lab approach, APPTA’s Policy Innovation Lab aimed to disrupt the “business as usual” problem-solving methods by exploring new processes for developing public policy solutions that enhance the lives of older adults. The objective of the Policy Innovation Lab […]

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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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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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Welcome to the Team, Heather & Sam!

APPTA is excited to welcome two new members to our team—Heather Higgins and Samuel Hunter. Heather recently joined us as the Coordinator, Policy & Knowledge Exchange. After completing her BA, Psychology at Dalhousie University, Heather worked at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB as part of the health promotion team. Moving on to pursue her Master’s  in […]

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APPTA Hosts MP Matt DeCourcey

In April, APPTA hosted Fredericton Member of Parliament Matt DeCourcey at our offices to talk about our work on social isolation of older adults across Canada as well as our policy education programming. Our team shared some of our lessons learned so far, and our visions for evidence-informed aging policy in practice in New Brunswick, […]

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APPTA Launches Boardroom Portal

The Boardroom Portal is now online!

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A Successful Policy Stakeholder Meeting in Toronto

March 1st Policy Stakeholder Meeting on social isolation of older adults in Canada.

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