Science and Technology for Aging Research Institute



Simon Fraser University's STAR Instiute has produced a new research brief titled The Future of AgeTech - Achievements and Future Directions in Technology to Support the Health, Independence and Participation of Older Adults. The research brief provides an overview of AgeTech, where the sector is headed and the ways in which SFU STAR Institute has had a major impact in the field of technology and aging. We look back over the last seven years, highlighting our key activities and initiatives, and introduce the institute's exciting future directions.

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STAR Institute News Highlights

November 20, 2023

AgeTech Innovation Week 2023 Survey
If you attended ATIW 2023, AGE-WELL would be grateful if you would provide feedback on your experience. To complete the evaluation survey, please click HERE. The survey will close on December 1, 2023.  

September 13, 2023

AGE-WELL Conference 2023
Join us for AGE-WELL Conference in Toronto in October which will bring together stakeholders who set the agenda for the future of technology and aging. The conference is part of a AgeTech Innovation Week 2023

August 14, 2023

IFA Global Café - In Conversation with Dr. Andrew Sixsmith
SFU STAR Institute Director Dr. Andrew Sixsmith took part in the International Federation on Ageing's (IFA) Global Café, presenting on "The Future of AgeTech." 

August 08, 2023

AgeTech Innovation Week 2023
Join us for AgeTech Innovation Week, hosted by AGE-WELL and supported by SFU STAR Institute, to meet and share ideas with AgeTech experts from around the globe, discover innovations that will shape the future of aging, and much more!

June 26, 2023

LEADS - A Community-Based Partnership
STAR and 411 Seniors Centre Society have partnered on countless projects and activities since 2018 with the partnership officially being named LEADS: Learning, Equity, Aging, Digital for Seniors in 2021. Learn about how STAR has and continues to support 411. 

June 22, 2023

AGE-WELL/STAR Institute Webinar: Global Issues in AgeTech
STAR Director Andrew Sixsmith and STAR postdoctoral student Becky White led an interactive discussion on some of the key challenges and opportunities to develop socially just and appropriate technologies to support the well-being of older people worldwide. Watch the webinar today. 

June 19, 2023

SFU STAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity
Apply today for an opportunity to work on a project that investigates questions related to longevity and brain plasticity such as how life factors can impact executive function networks and sustain cognitive skills during adulthood. 

June 08, 2023

New AgeTech & Ethics Project
We are excited to announce that our new project on "Addressing Ethical Challenges in AgeTech: Co-creatng a Way Forward with National and International Communities" has been successfully funded through the AGE-WELL / Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) 2023 Catalyst Funding Program in Healthy Aging.

May 20, 2023

16th International Federation of Ageing Conference
Attend IFA's 16th Global Conference on Ageing and be a driver of change to help influence and shape policy that improves the quality of life of current and future generations of older people. SFU STAR is a conference partner. 

March 14, 2023

New SFU STAR Institute Research Brief: The Future of AgeTech
Check out our new research brief on the AgeTech sector, SFU STAR Institute's impact in the field of technology and aging over the last seven years and our exciting future directions!

February 23, 2023

IncludeAge Project
SFU STAR is excited to support a new multi-site five-year research project called IncludeAge, situated broadly within the research area of inclusive and age-friendly places to support the virtual and geographical community inclusion under-researched and under-served older groups in society. 

January 30, 2023

Aging-in-Place at the End-of-Life - UK and Canada Project
STAR teamed up with a UK based team at the University of Dundee, Scotland on a project on Aging-in-Place at the End-of-Life in Community and Residential Care Contexts in the UK and Canada. Learn more about the project.