Science and Technology for Aging Research Institute
SFU STAR Institute is so excited to announce the publication of a new AGE-WELL book on Autonomy and Independence: Aging in an Era of Technology. This book looks at how AgeTech can support the autonomy and independence of people as they grow older. SFU STAR provided project management support throughout the course of book development.
Events and Opportunities
PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) Conference
June 29-July 1, 2022
British Society of Gerontechnology (BSG) Conference
July 6-8, 2022
AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series: Unpacking the Latest Census Data from an AgeTech Perspective
July 26, 2022
AGE-WELL Annual Conference
October 18-20, 2022
International Society of Gerontechnology (ISG) Conference
October 24-26, 2022
Journal of Aging and Mental Health Special Issue: Technology, Aging, and Mental Health: Opportunities and challenges
Paper Deadline: November 1, 2022
Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Conference
November 2-6, 2022
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AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2022 - Get Published Panel
STAR co-hosted a panel on getting published during AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2022. Learn more and watch the recorded panel.
LEADS Project - A Community-Based Partnership
STAR has partnered with 411 Seniors Centre Society over the last four years on numerous projects and recently named their partnership LEADS: Learning, Equity, Aging, Digital for Seniors. Learn about how STAR has supported 411.
IDIH Week 2022 - Innovation Day
STAR Director Dr. Andrew Sixsmith presented at the International Collaboration Digital Transformation Healthy Aging (IDIH) Week's Innovation Day in March 2022. Learn more and watch presentations from the Innovation Day event.
Affordable Internet for Older Adults in BC and Alberta
STAR supported 411 Seniors Centre Society as they worked with TELUS to bring affordable internet to low-income older adults receiving Guaranteed Income Supplement in BC and Alberta. Your internet plan could be as little as $9.95 plus taxes per month. Learn more and apply.
Canada's AgeTech Startup Map
Check out AGE-WELL's new Canada's AgeTech Startup Map. These startups are making an impact in key areas of AgeTech and are broken down into AGE-WELL's 8 Challenge Areas. SFU STAR designed the map.
Citadel Love Stories Project Wins the Generations Working Together Award!
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 LGBT2QI+. STAR created the zine's layout design.