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June 2020

2020 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum

June 8, 2020 - June 9, 2020

The welcoming theme honours the history of Pier 21 and new talent, skills, and perspectives recognizes the growing diversity of knowledge mobilization scholars, students, and practitioners.  From the beginning of the knowledge mobilization conversation, people have been considered more important than things.  Tools are important but talent, skills, and perspectives is what makes a plan go from paper to influencing systems to improve. The theme for 2020 focuses on how to continue our journey. We invite participation that will push…

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September 2020

Sparking action to support rapid-learning health and social systems in Canada

September 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

September 2020 – AGE-WELL NCE and the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) are jointly launching a public webinar series for autumn 2020. Featuring targeted presentations from researchers and trainees, Policy Rounds will share knowledge and discuss the policy implications of the latest research in technology and aging. Speaker: Dr. Michael Wilson, Associate Professor, McMaster University Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VjI_NF-5TNK9YXaf-OpZug

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When employees are diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or early onset dementia at work: Getting ahead of the curve

September 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As the workforce ages, there will be an exponential rise in the number of workers who develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early onset dementia (EOD) while on the job. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities emphasizes that reasonable accommodation must be provided to individuals with disabilities such as MCI|EOD, so that they may be able to enjoy equal opportunity in the workplace. Dr. McMurray will provide a high-level summary of the Cog@Work team’s research…

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October 2020

How to scale up and sustain assistive technologies by leveraging policy partnerships

October 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this presentation we will discuss how our implementation science team is working with policymakers, i.e., the BC Ministry of Health and provincial health authorities, to examine the scale up, spread and sustainability of assistive technologies (ATs) for older adults and their caregivers in the province. In particular, we will highlight how policy partners:  Supported and enabled the research team   Had a direct impact on improving the assessment and evaluation of innovative ATs for older adults  Helped the appropriate implementation…

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Policy challenges and approaches to the ethical design, development, and procurement of Age-Tech

October 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Older adults (65+), who are already at risk of social isolation and loneliness, are at increasing risks of also being “digitally isolated”. The fast-changing landscape of services being transitioned to a primarily digital format (especially services essential to this demographic, from health, to financial, and to personal/social connectivity) may in fact lead to older adults' digital marginalization. In our AGE-WELL research, we have been investigating inclusive design methods such as the participatory design of interactive applications. However, in our investigation…

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November 2020

The use of automated vehicles by older adults with cognitive impairments

November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

While the race to bring automated vehicles to the market continues to accelerate, the societal implications of the wide use of this technology have not yet been fully addressed. Notably, developing licencing requirements that can accommodate individuals of all capabilities have been identified as one of the necessary first steps by the Canadian government. This talk will provide an overview of an AGE-WELL  project on the use of automated vehicles by older adults and discuss the potential implications on licencing…

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Mobilizing international partnerships to inform dementia and missing person policies

November 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The number of missing persons living with dementia is on the rise and is quickly becoming one of the number one populations that are being reported missing to police around the world. As we begin to identify and develop strategies to mitigate the risks of getting lost among this population, we will need policies to support their implementation. The purpose of this webinar will be to share our research team's aims and experiences as it pertains to mobilizing international partnerships…

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December 2020

Engaging older adults in research: The OA-Involve experience

December 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The OA-INVOLVE project documents best practices of involving older adults in technology research and development with the aim to establish guidelines for older adult engagement. The active involvement of older adults in the research and development of technologies for older adults has scientific, commercial, and broader societal benefits.  However, due to barriers such as lengthy ethics approvals at universities, lack of researcher training in participatory methods, and restrictive funding structures, older adults are often not engaged in the development of technologies…

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Engaging government to scale up MOvIT+: A program offering assistive technology coaching and supports

December 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

September 2020 – AGE-WELL NCE and the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) are jointly launching a public webinar series for autumn 2020. Featuring targeted presentations from researchers and trainees, Policy Rounds will share knowledge and discuss the policy implications of the latest research in technology and aging. Speaker: Dr. Claudine Auger, Associate Professor, Université de Montréal Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_otDjoHzRQO2S2LwFqgdwGg

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January 2021

Collaborating Online Resources & Education (CORE) in Alberta and BC: Promoting Healthy Aging using a digital knowledge hub for seniors serving organizations

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

January 2021 — Originally launched in 2018 in BC, followed by a launch in 2020 in Alberta, the Collaborative Online Resources and Education (CORE) platform is a digital knowledge hub that’s been developed to support seniors-serving organizations in both provinces to connect with each other, share resources and best practices, and much more! Please join us for a discussion about the collaborative partnerships forged between community organizations and government in each province as well as across jurisdictions, and learn more about…

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