Our Projects

Our Projects

The Centre on Aging leads and supports research projects that align with our mandate. These projects often create meaningful roles for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level through paid and unpaid positions. Most of these projects involve collaboration with local faculty members, representatives of community organizations, and municipal government, though some include national and international collaborations.

Contact our Centre for additional details on the projects below.

Assessing the University of Calgary's age-friendliness
Research team: Chantelle Zimmer, Maya Goerzen, David Hogan, Ann Toohey
Collaborators: University of Calgary and International Researchers

An environmental scan of methods for assessing age-friendliness in post-secondary institutions
Research team: Chantelle Zimmer, Maya Goerzen, David Hogan, Ann Toohey
Read the publication

Exploring the health promotion implications of a volunteer-based pet assistance program for socially isolated, lower income seniors in Calgary
Research team: Kate McLennan, Emma Mattos, Ann Toohey, Melanie Rock
Collaborators: Calgary Seniors' Resource Society
Read the publication

Older adults' perceptions of falls: A scoping review of the international literature
Research team: David Hogan, Chantelle Zimmer, Jayne Beselt, Ghozllane Selouani
Collaborators: Global Falls Guidelines Task Force
Read the global falls guidelines
Read our recommendations (p. 104-114)

Predictors of reported alcohol intake during the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada among middle-aged and older adults: Results from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)
Research team: Jacqueline McMillan, David Hogan, Chantelle Zimmer, Nazmul Sohel, Christina Wolfson, Susan Kirkland, Lauren Griffith, Nicole Basta, Parminder Raina
Collaborators: University of Calgary Researchers and CLSA Team
Read the publication

Developing an evidence-based virtual falls prevention program for delivery to older patients in Calgary, Alberta
Research team: Dylan Viste, Cathy Harbidge, Ann Toohey, David Hogan
Collaborators: Alberta Health Services

Forging human-animal bonds? Robotic pets in care settings for people living with dementia
Research team: Ann Toohey, Amberlee Boulton, Cindy Adams, Jennifer Hewson, David Hogan, Melanie Rock
Collaborators: University of Calgary and International Researchers

Supporting aging-in-place: Exploring older adults’ housing needs and preferences, age-friendly principles, and adaptable housing options
Research team: Adibba Adel, Sian Jones, John Mungham, Ann Toohey, David Hogan
Collaborators: City of Calgary
Read the report

Tools for eradicating structural ageism: A rapid review with recommendations
Research team: Dylan Viste, Ann Toohey, David Hogan, Sian Jones
Collaborators: City of Calgary
Read the report

How do non-catastrophic natural disasters impact middle-aged-to-older persons? Using baseline Canadian longitudinal study on aging data to explore psychological outcomes associated with the 2013 Calgary flood
Research team: Samantha Norberg, Ann Toohey, David Hogan
Read the publication

University of Calgary age-friendly university initiative
Research team: Ann Toohey, Amberlee Boulton, David Hogan

Examining the municipal-level representativeness of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) cohort: An analysis using Calgary participant baseline data
Research team: Samantha Norberg, Ann Toohey, Sian Jones, Raynell McDonough, David Hogan
Collaborators: City of Calgary
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Indigenous aging in Southern Alberta
Research team: Ashley Cornect-Benoit, Ann Toohey, David Hogan
Advisor: Dr. Michael Hart

Building capacity in aging-focused research and training opportunities at the University of Calgary: A systematic environmental scan
Research team: Hasnian Ahmed, Ann Toohey, David Hogan

Global perspectives on assessing older drivers: Science informing public policy
Research team: David Hogan, Charles Scialfa, Jeff Caird
Collaborators: University of Calgary Researchers, Alberta Motor Association
Read the publication

Students

Did You Know...?

We provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to be involved in our projects.