Summer Program on Interdisciplinary Aging

Program Schedule

Sessions will be held every second Tuesday on Zoom from 12:00-1:00pm, with the exception of the last session which will be a half day for interested students to present their research-in-progress. Zoom details and updates on the sessions will be emailed to registered students.

May 4, 2021 - Introduction to Aging

Presenters: Dr. David Hogan, Dr. Chantelle Zimmer, Dr. Ann Toohey

Learn about global population aging and health, trends in the aging population across Canada, and the Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging's core initiatives and activities.

Presentation (PDF)

Presentation (Video)

World Report on Ageing and Health

Decade of Healthy Ageing Baseline Report

May 18, 2021 - The Study of Aging

Presenters: Dr. David Hogan, Dr. Jacqueline McMillan

Learn about a national, population-based study of aging - the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) - and how the CLSA research team has pivoted to collect COVID-19 data during the pandemic.

Presentation (PDF)

Presentation (Video)

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

COVID-19 Questionnaire Study Data Dashboard

June 1, 2021 - Age-Friendly University

Presenters: Dr. Olive Bryanton, Dr. Ann Toohey

Learn about the lived experience of a mature PhD student and her efforts to combat ageism.

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to watch the "Never Too Old" documentary (free screening) prior to this session.

Presentation (Video)

Never Too Old Documentary

Global Report on Ageism

June 15, 2021 - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Aging

Presenters: Dr. Bonnie Lashewicz, Ms. Ashley Cornect-Benoit

Learn about insights into critical gerontology and aging among Indigenous peoples.

What Do People Live For? 

Cruise, C., & Lashewicz, B. (2020). Say What?! Ableist logic used in misguided attempt to combat ageism during COVID-19. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69(1), 47-48.

Kontos, P. C., & Naglie, G. (2007). Bridging theory and practice: Imagination, the body, and person-centred dementia care. Dementia, 6(4), 549-569.

Indigenous Cognition & Aging Awareness Research Exchange

June 29, 2021 - Aging-in-Place Policy and Social Supports

Presenters: Mr. John Mungham, Members of the Age-Friendly Calgary Older Adult Advisory Table

Learn about the global age-friendly movement, age-friendly initiatives in Alberta and Calgary, and the lived experiences of local older persons.

Age-Friendly World

Age-Friendly Calgary

CORE Alberta

July 13, 2021 - Continuing Care and Health Services

Presenters: Ms. Navjot Virk, Dr. Naomi Lightman

Learn about important and timely issues concerning long-term care, such as infection prevention and control, technology, and the workforce.

Temi - The Personal Robot

Radley Robots

Data Shows Women Health-Care Aides in Long-Term Care Homes Underpaid, Undervalued

The Impact of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care in Canada

Restoring Trust: COVID-19 and the Future of Long-Term Care

July 27, 2021 - COVID-19 and Aging

Presenters: Mr. Ron Freckleton, Ms. Lisa Poole

Learn about the lived experience of an older person and a family care partner during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Absolutely Incredible’ Calgary Man Enlists Help of Fellow Seniors to Raise Money for Alzheimer’s

My Lovely Joanie

Dementia Connections 

August 10, 2021 - Student Research Presentations

Stay tuned for more details.

Presentation Recordings

Introduction to Aging

The Study of Aging

Age-Friendly University