Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, MD, PhD, FRCPC is the Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Officer of the Order of Canada. An internationally recognized scholar, writer and speaker, Dr. Chochinov’s research in palliative care spans more than 25 years and includes over 200 publications. His work explores an integrated approach to palliative care that includes physical, psychological, social, and spiritual/existential issues. He is most noted for his work in the area of Dignity Care and Dignity Therapy. He is currently the chair of the Canadian government-appointed panel on physician assisted suicide.
The Schlegel-UWaterloo Research for Aging (RIA) is a partnership between the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel Villages. The RIA promotes research relevant to aging in both community and long-term care settings by providing a voluntary and vibrant living research environment. This research is translated to a knowledge base
from which policy and best practices can be developed and applied to the health care system.
The University and Schlegel Villages partnership is evident also in the ongoing construction of a 192-bed long-term care home and the Schlegel Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation to be located on the North Campus of the University. Projected for completion in 2015, the
intent of the project is to promote and encourage the co-mingling of seniors, students, educators, and researchers.
The Spirituality and Aging Program
Spirituality and Aging is a program area of the Research Institute for Aging. Its two-fold purpose is to promote and disseminate research in the field of spirituality and aging that will enhance the well-being of older adults; and to be a resource to students, community clergy, chaplains, and caregivers through university classes, public lectures, and workshops.
Research Institute for Aging
140 Westmount Road North