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APPTA Partners on New Brunswick COVID-19 Research Fund

APPTA is proud to announce our knowledge translation partnership with the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) on the COVID-19 Funding Program.

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Welcome to the Team, Dr. Dutton

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Daniel Dutton has joined our team as Scientific Director. Daniel J. Dutton is as assistant professor in Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University, at the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick campus. His current research falls into three general categories: social epidemiology, health economics, and applied policy. Most […]

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APPTA Releases Policy Innovation Lab Report

We are very excited to announce that our Policy Innovation Lab Report is now available on our website.  The challenge question for our first Policy Innovation Lab participants was, “how can increased investment in home support be leveraged to enhance older adults’ ability to age well in their communities?” Modeled off of the social innovation […]

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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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