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November 2020

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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Barriers and Facilitators of Digital Health Adoption for Chronic Disease Management

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

January 2021—In this webinar, we will discuss the perceptions of patients and health care professionals regarding the adoption of innovative digital health interventions for chronic disease management. These facilitators and barriers are vital to inform the successful development and implementation of digital health interventions for chronic disease management. Speaker: Dr. Meshari F. Alwashmi, Chief Scientific Officer, BreatheSuite Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rDpbEn2ZQYO84Hl6x83DKg

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February 2021

VOICES of Canada’s Seniors: A roadmap to an age-inclusive Canada

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

February 2021—CanAge is Canada’s independent nonprofit seniors’ advocacy organization. Participants will learn about the VOICES roadmap which aims to spark system change by highlighting scalable innovative practices and laying the groundwork for an age-inclusive Canada. Speaker: Laura Tamblyn-Watts, CEO of CanAge Register here

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Technology with a Face: A future with social robots

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

February 2021—Robots have already had a massive impact on our world and, as we learn to make them more social, are poised to evolve our hospitals, schools, businesses, and homes. However, given the potential for these robots to change the very fabric of our society and interactions, we have a responsibility to approach their deployment in a considered and collaborative way. Technology can bring with it great change, good and bad, and technology with a face, even more-so. Speaker: Shane…

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March 2021

From ideation to implementation: A case study in translating advances in research into industry-friendly outcomes

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

March 2021—This talk will give a high-level overview of a researcher’s journey in transforming the research outcomes of the CARE-RATE project into a licence-ready format that is accessible by industry.  Topics will include development of multi-institution IP sharing, translation of knowledge between disciplines and sectors, and obtaining NSERC funding to complete a market assessment. The talk will conclude with a discussion of what might be done to improve these types of activities. Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Boger, Assistant Professor, University of…

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April 2021

Responding to the COVID-19 Emergency, Returning to Growth: Older Workers and the Pandemic Recovery

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

April 2021—The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the Canadian economy in a severe and unprecedented manner. For older workers and their families, the pandemic represents an ongoing challenge to their livelihoods, employment status, and financial well-being. Moreover, the current public health risks associated with COVID-19 also threatens the policy goal of increasing the labour force participation of older workers over the course of the next decade. This presentation will address the following policy question: what actions can be taken to ensure…

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Measuring and enforcing the human rights of older persons

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

April 2021—In this webinar, we will review the efforts globally to develop a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons and consider how the rights of older persons in New Brunswick and Canada today can best be measured and enforced. A proposed annual measurement tool on the State of the Older Person and a policy lens to take older persons into account in policy development will be discussed. Speaker: Christian Whalen, Deputy Advocate, Office of the Child, Youth,…

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