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

STORIES

How Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau’s company is transforming the way older adults are cared for

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau, CEO of Welbi, and Karolina Jalowska, Digital Media Coordinator at the APPTA hub and AGE-WELL NCE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION(S): AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: APPTA Can you tell me a bit about yourself? I established my first business at 17 years old and as of today, I’ve started three. My first venture was […]

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An interview with an AgeTech leader and CEO: Jessica Yang

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Jessica Yang, CEO and founder of Tochtech Technologies, and Karolina Jalowska, Digital Media Coordinator at the APPTA hub and AGE-WELL NCE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION(S): AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: APPTA Can you tell me a bit about yourself? I am Jessica Yang, CEO and founder of Tochtech Technologies, a digital health tech company whose mission […]

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Ageism, let’s start talking about it! With Ashton Applewhite

Introduction Ashton Applewhite joins the MileAGE podcast to challenge our biases — unconscious or otherwise — about aging! Ageism manifests itself in such a broad set of ways that it’s often difficult to sort out where we might be doing it. Tune in to this fascinating talk to get an idea of where we could […]

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Innovating technology for the deaf and hard of hearing

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Eyra Abraham, CEO of Lisnen, and Karolina Jalowska, Digital Media Coordinator at the APPTA hub and AGE-WELL NCE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION(S): AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: APPTA ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Jenna Roddick, Manager of Research and Knowledge Translation for the APPTA hub Can you tell me a bit about yourself? My name is Eyra Abraham and I’m the […]

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Azadeh Dastmalchi on Vital Tracer and being a CEO

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Azadeh Dastmalchi, CEO of Vital Tracer and PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa, and Karolina Jalowska, Digital Media Coordinator at the APPTA hub and AGE-WELL NCE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION(S): AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: APPTA ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Candice Pollack, Executive Director at the APPTA hub Can you tell me a bit about yourself? I completed my […]

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Aging in Place with Google and Amazon

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Jessica Percy Campbell AFFILIATED INSTITUTION(S): AGE-WELL NCE and University of Victoria, Department of Political Science ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: This PhD research has been funded by the Big Data Surveillance Project as well as the AGE-WELL Michael F. Harcourt Policy fellowship. Supervised by Dr. Colin Bennett What inspired you to begin working on this project? When […]

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