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Responding to the BC Vaccine Card Rollout

The SFU STAR Institute and 411 Seniors Centre Society conducted a rapid evaluation of the BC vaccine card rollout amongst the community members at the 411 Seniors Centre Society in Vancouver. Through community-based participatory action research, we worked together to capture the emerging issues to communicate various challenges experienced by older adults to the governmental sectors. 

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January 18, 2022

Affordable Internet for Older Adults in BC and Alberta
The TELUS Internet for Good program provides low income older adults in British Columbia and Alberta with a low-cost internet wireless service. Your internet plan could be as little as $9.95 plus taxes per month. Learn more and apply. 

January 17, 2022

PETRA 2022 Conference Workshop on Ethics and AgeTech
SFU STAR and AGE-WELL are collaborating on a workshop on Ethics and AgeTech at the PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) 2022 Conference. View call for papers above. 

January 05, 2022

SFU STAR | Journal on Aging and Mental Health Special Issue
SFU STAR is collaborating on a special issue on Technology, Aging, and Mental Health: Opportunities and challenges. STAR Director Andrew Sixmsith is an editor on the issue. View call for papers above. 

December 22, 2021

Citadel Love Stories: An Intergenerational Creative Storytelling Project
Out of creative writing online workshops in Summer 2021 came a small zine that includes countless stories and poems from people of different ages and many of whom identified as belonging on the LGBT2QI+ rainbow. SFU STAR's project manager and designer created the zine's layout. 

November 24, 2021

Age-Friendly Living Ecosystem (AFLE) project
This project creates translational opportunities for intergenerational placemaking towards developing an age-friendly and intergenerational community ecosystem. A poster summarizing the project is being presented in a conference this month. 

November 12, 2021

Technology Access is a Human Right
SFU STAR, in collaboration with 411 Seniors and University of Dundee, presented a paper at APA 2021 exploring the notion that technology access is a human right, illuminating intersectional, digital determinants of health to enable agency in a digitized era.