Science and Technology for Aging Research Institute
News Alert: We are excited to launch our Key Issues in Aging in the 21st Century digital booklet
In this booklet we outline 18 key issues for research, innovation and technology that will have real-world benefits for older adults, the economy and policy-makers. Our aim is to help people working in the field of aging to identify where we need innovation - new ideas, technologies, policies and practice - in order to make an impact in each of these areas. We have included examples from around the world of exciting initiatives that aim to address the issues and challenges we highlight.
To view the digital booklet:
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Events and Opportunities
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Pathway to Patient-Oriented Research (P2P) Awards
Letter of Intent Submission: August 12-September 6, 2019
Provincial Summit on Aging
Deadline Extension for Exhibitors and Sponsors: August 31, 2019
Event Date: November 7-8, 2019
The Drummond Foundation: Request for Applications (RFA) for Research Grants 2019-2020
Research Proposal Deadline: September 3, 2019
Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Operating Grant
September 4, 2019
Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grant Competition
SFU Research Services internal deadline: September 6, 2019
CIHR Full Application: September 11, 2019
CIHR Catalyst Grant Patient-Oriented Research
September 10, 2019
2019 UC Berkeley Aging Research & Technology Summit: Disrupting Neurodegenerative Disease
September 17, 2019
Call for Abstracts: ISG's 12th World Conference of Gerontechnology 2020
Submission Deadline: October 18, 2019
AGE-WELL 5th Annual Conference: Creating the Future of Technology and Aging
October 22-24, 2019
Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) 48th Annual Conference 2019
October 24-26, 2019
CIHR Collaborative Health Research Projects
October 29, 2019
AGE-WELL NCE held the regional finals for their National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition competition on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The top five finalists from the region were selected to compete for $15,000 cash plus in-kind prizes at the annual pitch competition. STAR Institute Director Andrew Sixsmith was interviewed in his capacity as co-Scientific Director of AGE-WELL.
The SFU ImageTech Lab advances translational brain and body research and focuses on advanced diagnostics and treatment monitoring in neurology and mental health, and many other healthcare areas. SFU Mechatronic Systems Engineering professor Dr. Carolyn Sparrey, who is the VP of Research and Training at AGE-WELL's Surrey-based National Innovation Hub, will become the SFU ImageTech Lab's interim scientific director starting September 2019. To learn more, click here.
The STAR Institute is organizing two lay summary writing workshops with 411 Seniors Centre Society over the summer, in which researchers will co-create lay summaries of their projects with members of 411. The first workshop is taking place on August 1, 2019 at 411 in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, click here.
The STAR Institute hosted a Knowledge Café at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver on February 5, 2019. This event was a half day workshop and was part of an ongoing cognitive health and dementia project funded in part by the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). Data from the workshop was collected to develop a Knowledge Café report. We are excited to share it with the aging and tech community. To view the report, click here.
On July 10 and 11, 2019, the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics is hosting roundtable discussions on research ethics in research with people living with dementia. As part of the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics 25th anniversary celebration, Mr. Jim Mann, a person living with dementia, will be visiting the Centre from July 8th - 12th to meet with researchers, students and other key stakeholders to unpack issues salient to ethics and dementia research. To learn more, click here.
AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence: Solutions for Healthy Aging
On June 5, the SFU STAR Institute visited 411 Seniors Centre Society in downtown Vancouver. 411 Seniors Centre Society is an inclusive organization boasting over 40 years of “seniors helping seniors.” They are at the forefront of advocating for this group in health, housing, income support programs such as Canada Pension and Old Age Security to name a few areas. To learn more about our visit, click here.