& Co-Sponsored Events

Also see: CAG2012 ; Ellen M. Gee Memorial Lecture Series ; Friesen Conference Series ; ELDER ABUSE ; LGBT End-of-Life Conversations website

2016

November 2-3, 2016: THE END OF LIFE: DYING, SUICIDE, DEATH SEE ALSO: GRC EVENT POSTER

October 20, 2016: UNCOVERING GAPS IN TECHNOLOGY USE: A WORLD CAFÉ EVENT – CAG2016 Montreal, QC

October 12, 2016: RESEARCHING THE CITY: YOUR RESEARCH, YOUR STORY. SFU Vancouver Open House 2016, Segal School of Business, Vancouver, BC. ; SEE ALSO: GRC EVENT POSTER

September 30, 2016: National Seniors Day - This event is hosted by BCLI and West Coast LEAF in cooperation with the SFU Gerontology Research Centre.

September 26, 2016: “Inherent tensions between population aging and health care system reform: The future is fuzzy” COSCO Conference 2016 "Aging Well - A Quest for All" Dr. Andrew Wister, Event Speaker

September 19, 2016: “Household Chemical Hazards Workshop” TO REGISTER: gero@sfu.ca or calling 778-782-5062

September 14, 2016: MASS INTERINSTITUTIONAL RELOCATIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE: A WORLD CAFÉ DIALOGUE - Vancouver

September 7, 2016: FREE RESEARCH WEBINAR: Brian de Vries, Gloria Gutman – “Fostering End-of-Life Conversations, Care and Community Among LGBT Older Canadians” LINK

August / September, 2016: MASS INTERINSTITUTIONAL RELOCATIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE: A WORLD CAFÉ DIALOGUE - Halifax; Edmonton; Vancouver

June 27, 2016: MASS INTERINSTITUTIONAL RELOCATIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE: A WORLD CAFÉ DIALOGUE - Toronto

June 22, 2016: Household Chemical Hazards Workshop

June 08, 2016: FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: HOME, HEALTH AND DISABILITY ALONG THE PROCESS OF AGEING. Presented by Susanne Iwarsson (Professor, Department of Health Sciences & Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments, Lund University, Sweden). presentation

June 01, 2016: FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: INCREASING THE POLICY IMPACT OF A RESEARCH PROJECT. Presented by Nicole F. Bernier (PhD, Director, Faces of Aging research program, Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP))

May 31, 2016: SFU-Gerontology Research Centre: Elder Abuse in the South Asian Community - Dialogue Session - Surrey

May 16, 2016: FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: Dying at Home in all its Variations. Presented by Kelli Stajduhar, (Professor, School of Nursing and Centre on Aging, Univeristy of Victoria; Research Scientist, End of Life Program, Fraser Health Authority)

May 06, 2016: SFU-Gerontology Research Centre: Elder Abuse in the Chinese Community - Dialogue Session - Vancouver

SFU-Gerontology Research Centre: Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community - Town Hall Meeting - Vancouver [youtube]

SFU-Gerontology Research Centre: Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community - Financial Abuse [youtube]

SFU-Gerontology Research Centre: Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community - Neglect [youtube]

SFU-Gerontology Research Centre: Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community – Physical Abuse [youtube]

March 21, 2016: SFU FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: THE IMPACT OF VISUAL ART ON SENSE OF PLACE AND WAYFINDING FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA. Presented by Michael Wilson, M.Arch, AIA, (Senior Facilities Planning Leader, Lower Mainland Facilities Management Strategic Planning); Alison Phinney, PhD, RN (Doctoral Program Coordinator, School of Nursing, UBC).

March 03, 2016: TOWN HALL MEETING: “Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community” Co-Sponsored event. Victoria, BC

March 01, 2016: TOWN HALL MEETING: “Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community” Co-Sponsored event. Kelowna, BC

February 19, 2016: TOWN HALL MEETING: “Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community” Co-Sponsored event. UNBC Prince George Campus

February 18, 2016: TOWN HALL MEETING: “Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community” Co-Sponsored event. SFU Vancouver Campus

February 16, 2016: TOWN HALL MEETING: “Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community” Co-Sponsored event. Nelson, BC

February 10, 2016: TOWN HALL MEETING: “Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community” Co-Sponsored event. SFU Surrey Campus

2015

September 8, 2015. HOUSING AND WELL-BEING IN LATER LIFE FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL GERONTOLOGY PERSPECTIVE: LESSONS FROM GERMANY. Presented by Dr. Frank Oswald POSTER; SLIDES

May 26, 2015:  SFU FREE PUBLIC EVENT - IMMIGRANT SENIORS: WHAT IT TAKES TO CALL CANADA HOME
A documentary film screening of: “The Price of Reunion or Lessons in Happiness” POSTER

May 14, 2015: FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: DISRUPTION AHEAD: Transforming Technology for Aging and Healthcare. Presented by Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Scientific Director, AGE-WELL NCE, speaker at FRIESEN2015 - VIDEO

January 28, 2015: TOWN HALL MEETING: “Fostering End-of-Life Conversations, Community and Care among LGBT Older Adults” Co-Sponsored event. SFU Vancouver Campus. - SLIDESVIDEO

2014

May 28, 2014: THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. Presented by Charles Durrett, architect and pioneer in cohousing in North America, keynote speaker at FRIESEN2014 - VIDEO

HEALTH, AGEING AND ETHNICITY: A RETROSPECTIVE AND PROSPECTS Presented by Dr. Naina Patel

2014 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: ELDER ABUSE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND PRACTICES Presented by Dr. Elsie Yan

Nov 2013 – Mar 2014: Spring 2014 Coast to Coast (C2C) seminar series – Technology for Aging Well

2013

October 23, 2013: CHÉOS Work in Progress Seminar Series - UNDERSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE IN ASSISTED LIVING: INFLUENCE OF THE BUILT AND ORGANIZATIONAL ENVIRONMENT Presented by Dr. Sharon Koehn (Clinical Research Professor, SFU Department of Gerontology; Research Associate, Centre for Healthy Aging); AUDIO FILE

August 15, 2013: Gerontology: Preventing Heat Illness - Christina Simpson   VIDEO

May 27, 2013: RETHINKING ELDER ABUSE IN CANADA AND WHY IT MATTERS. Presented by Dr. Lynn McDonald, University of Toronto, keynote speaker at FRIESEN2013 - VIDEO

May 29, 2013: LiVWELL Seminar Series - SOWING THE SEEDS OF SELF-MANAGEMENT AMONG SOUTH ASIAN SENIORS: A MODEL IN THE MAKING Presented by Dr. Sharon Koehn (Clinical Research Professor, SFU Department of Gerontology; Research Associate, Centre for Healthy Aging) and Dr. Sanzida Habib.

2012

May 16, 2012: RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESPONSES TO HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE: THE BC OMBUDSPERSON REPORT. Presented by Kim Carter, Ombudsperson, for the Province of British Columbia at FRIESEN2012 - VIDEO

2011

September 28, 2011: SUICIDE IN OLDER AGE: WHY ARE MEN MORE VULNERABLE? Presented by Dr. Mark S. Kaplan, Professor, Community Health, Portland State University. - PRESENTATION

September 16, 2011: TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS TO ASSIST PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA Presented by Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

June 21, 2011: SPOTLIGHT ON FINANCIAL ABUSE: A World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event. Sponsored event.

June 15, 2011: GRANNY POWER: CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES AND FOSTERING INTERGENERATIONAL EMPOWERMENT. Presented by Peggy Edwards (Health Promotion Consultant).

May 25, 2011: CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH: ACTING TO REDUCE RISKS AND VULNERABILITIES. Presented by Carlos Corvalán, Senior Advisor, Risk Assessment and Global Environmental Change, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) - presented at FRIESEN2011 - VIDEO

February 4, 2011: CHINESE-CANADIAN PATHWAYS TO A DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIA IN METRO VANCOUVER: EXPLORING INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN CULTURE, SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, AND SYSTEM BARRIERS. Presented by Sharon Koehn, PhD, Research Associate, Centre for Healthy Aging at Providence.

2010

November 17, 2010: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPONENT OF DEMENTIA CARE MAPPING (DCM) TOOL. Presented by Habib Chaudhury, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University.

October 15, 2010: THE ELDER ABUSE SUSPICION INDEX (EASI): DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION, KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION AND OUTCOMES. Presented by Mark Yaffe, MDCM MCISc, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.

2009

March 18, 2009: AGING IN PLACE: ISSUES IN GEROTECHNOLOGY AND CAREGIVING. Presented by Atiya Mahmood, PhD, (Adjunct Professor, Department of Gerontology).

March 2, 2009: TECHNOLOGY AND AGING: KNOWLEDGE FROM RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE FROM COMMUNITY. Presented by Andrew Sixsmith, PhD, (Director, GRC).

February 24, 2009: WORKING TOWARDS THE PREVENTATIVE AGENDA WITH OLDER PEOPLE: FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE AND BACK AGAIN. Presented by Judith Sixsmith, PhD, (Visiting Scholar).

2008

October 21, 2008: SENIORS WELL AWARE PROGRAM (SWAP) - SWAP’S PROJECT SLICE: SENIORS LEADING INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY EDUCATION. Presented by the SFU Gerontology Student Union.

April 24, 2008: THE SOPRANO PROJECT: USING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP OLDER PEOPLE LIVE INDEPENDENTLY. Presented by Andrew Sixsmith, PhD, (Director, GRC).

February 13, 2008: PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO INSTITUTIONAL CARE OF THE ELDERLY IN JAPAN. Presented by Takehiko Tanabe, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology and Communication, School of Humanities, Hokusei Gakuen University, Hokkaido, Japan.

2007

November 6, 2007: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF AGING: THE CONFLUENCE OF FEMINISM AND CRITICAL GERONTOLOGY. Presented by Margaret (Peg) Cruikshank, PhD, LGBT Studies, University of Maine; affiliate scholar, Center on Aging, University of Maine.

March 8, 2007: POSITIVE EMOTION, AGING AND HEALTH. Presented by Glenn V. Ostir, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch.

March 1, 2007: RESEARCHING TECHNOLOGY AND AGEING. Presented by Andrew Sixsmith, PhD, Lecturer, Social Gerontology, Primary Care, University of Liverpool.

2005

November 23, 2005: THE SEARCH FOR CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN UNDERSTANDING FAMILY CAREGIVER DISTRESS. Presented by Bob Knight, PhD, Merle H. Bensinger Professor of Gerontology, Andrus Gerontology Centre and Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California.

November, 16, 2005: POPULATION HEALTH IN A CONTEXT OF GLOBAL AGING AND CONSTANT MIGRATION. Presented by Mary Haan, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan.

November 10, 2005: THE ROLE OF FRIENDSHIP IN LATER LIFE. Presented by Brian de Vries, PhD, Professor and Former Director of the Gerontology Program at San Francisco State University.

September 14, 2005: REFLECTIONS ON THE END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR ELDERLY WITH DEGENERATIVE DISEASES. Presented by Claudia Burla, MD, Invited Lecturer in the graduate program (continuing education) in Geriatrics at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazilian National School of Public Health Fiocruz, and Candido Mendes University.

August 16, 2005: DESIGN IN DEMENTIA CARE / ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES IN EUROPE. Presented by Damian Utton, Pozzoni Design Group, UK.

July 26, 2005: CHARACTERISTICS, ANTECEDENTS, AND SEQUELAE OF RESIDENTIAL CHANGE IN LATE LIFE. Presented by Loren D. Lovegreen, MA, Research Coordinator, Elderly Care Research Center, Dept. of Sociology and PhD Candidate, Aging and Medical Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

July 20, 2005: FAMILY CAREGIVING OR CAREGIVING ALONE: WHO HELPS THE HELPER? Presented by Joanie Sims-Gould, MSW, Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate, School of Social Work and Family Studies, UBC.

March 21, 2005 PREVENTION OF FALLS AMONG THE ELDERLY: RESPONDING TO THE CALL FOR ACTION. Presented by Elaine Gallagher, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria.

2004

November 23, 2004 TOWARD A NEW PARADIGM OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN FOR THE AGED IN KOREA. Presented by Tae-Il Kim, PhD, Associate Professor, Architectural Design Cheju National University, South Korea.

October 20, 2004 BARRIERS TO ACCESS TO CONTINUING CARE FOR ETHNIC MINORITY SENIORS. Presented by Sharon Koehn, PhD, CHSRF/CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow.

September 22, 2004: A MODEL FOR EXPLAINING CAREGIVING OUTCOMES AMONG INFORMAL CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY CANCER PATIENTS WHO DIED IN TWO DIFFERENT SETTING OF HEALTH SERVICES. Presented by Yaacov Bachner, MA, Doctoral candidate, Department of Sociology and Health, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

March 22, 2004: PROJECTING INFORMAL SUPPORT IN CANADA FROM 2001-2031 AND ITS EFFECT ON CHRONIC CONTINUING CARE SERVICES. Presented by Janice Keefe, PhD, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Aging and Caregiving Policy, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS & Yves Carrière, PhD, Senior Analyst, Demography Division, Statistics Canada and Adjunct Professor, Department of Gerontology, SFU.

March 8, 2004: TOWARD UNIVERSAL DESIGN EVALUATION. Presented by Wolfgang Preiser, PhD, Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Cincinnati.

March 4, 2004: AGING IN KOREA: POPULATION AGING AND PUBLIC POLICIES FOR OLDER PEOPLE. Presented by S. K. Lee, MSc, Senior Deputy Director International Cooperation Division, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea.

February 5, 2004: GROWING OLD-TAIWANESE STYLE. Presented by Tina Wu, PhD, Professor, Ming-Hsin University of Science & Technology.

2003

February 14, 2003: MEETING THE NEEDS OF OLDER NEW ZEALANDERS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES: LOCAL AND NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES. Presented by Sally Keeling, PhD, Professor, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand.

2002

May 3, 2002: DESIGNING FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA: AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE. Presented by Kirsty Bennett, Aging Care Project Officer, Uniting Care, Victoria, Australia.

2001

March 2, 2001: THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND GROWING OLDER: MEANING OF SPACE AND PLACE. Presented by Eileen Fairhurst, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University.

February 23, 2001: TOWARD PLACE-THERAPY: RE-MEMBERING PLACES FROM THE PAST. Presented by Habib Chaudhury, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia.

February 16, 2001: META-ANALYSIS: SELF-EFFICACY FOR EXERCISE IN OLDER ADULTS. Presented by Judy Kruger, PhD, Consultant and Research Assistant, Health Research Policy Centres, University of Illinois, Chicago.

February 9, 2001: EXERCISE MOTIVATION AMONG OLDER ADULTS: PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL-COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVES. Presented by Ryan Rhodes, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta.

January 25, 2001: A HEALTH AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF NON-INSTITUTIONALIZED OLDER AMERICANS RESIDING IN ENVIRONMENTS WITH HOME MODIFICATIONS. Presented by Melissa Tabbarah, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Agency for Health Care Research & Quality, School of Public Health, University of Southern California.

January 19, 2001: HOUSING AND WELL-BEING: LINKING THE RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT WITH HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING. Presented by Nancy Wells, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine.