Science and Technology for Aging Research Institute


New AGE-WELL Book: Autonomy and Independence

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. STAR provided project management support throughout the course of book development. 

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July 07, 2022

Older Adults and the Digital Divide - STAR & 411 Seniors Roundtable at SFU Horizons 2022 Conference 
As part of STAR and 411 Seniiors Centre Society's LEADS: Learning, Equity, Aging, Digital for Seniors partnership, STAR and 411 hosted a roundtable discussion on Older Adults and the Digital Divide at the SFU Horizons 2022 Conference. Learn about this amazing new conference. 

July 04, 2022

Ethics and AgeTech Research
STAR has identified research on ethics and AgeTech as a key direction for future work at the Institute. STAR and AGE-WELL co-hosted a workshop on ethics and AgeTech at PETRA 2022 in July. Learn more about the workshop and STAR's future plans. 

July 04, 2022

SFU Entrepreneurial Opportunities
SFU has been named #1 Globally for Entrpreneurial Spirit by the World Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Rankings and #1 in Canada for Innovation! Learn about SFU's entrepreneurship programs and apply today. 

June 27, 2022

411 Seniors Information & Referral Program Volunteer Feedback Report
As part of the STAR-411 LEADS project, STAR and 411's community-embedded researcher carried out a series of interviews with 411's I&R Program volunteers 

June 20, 2022

AGE-WELL Environics Publications
AGE-WELL commissioned surveys by Environics in 2019 and 2020 which collected data on a total of 1923 older adults aged 65+ in Canada. The surveys looked at how seniors think about and use technology and how COVID-19 has impacted tech use. STAR and AGE-WELL co-wrote two papers based off the data. Learn more. 

June 17, 2022

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.

June 01, 2022

LEADS Project - A Community-Based Partnership
STAR has partnered with 411 Seniors Centre Society over the last four years on numerous projects. The partnership was recently named LEADS: Learning, Equity, Aging, Digital for Seniors. Learn about how STAR has and continues to support 411. 

April 03, 2022

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. 

March 14, 2022

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. STAR designed the map. 

March 09, 2021

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 supported the project and designed the zine layout. 

February 14, 2022

Findings Report: Intergenerational and Age-Friendly Living Ecosystem Project
Over the course of six virtual co-creation camps in 2020, the AFLE project co-created research, policy, and practice solutions toward developing an intergenerational, age-friendly community ecosystem. STAR supported the project and designed project communications materials, posters and reports. STAR is currently developing a webiste for the project as AFLE secures more funding.