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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Building the Canadian Index of Wellbeing

Building the Canadian Index of Wellbeing

Dr. Alex C. Michalos
Brandon University

Measuring our wellbeing goes beyond economic indicators.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Body, Mind and Space: Insights Gained in Orbit

Colonel Chris Hadfield is shown performing the BP Reg experiment, one of two Waterloo-based experiments conducted by Hadfield during his five-month mission on the International Space Station. Photo: NASA

Monday, November 3, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

2014 Hagey Lecture - Fair Society, Healthy Lives

Sir Michael Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for over 35 years, and is widely seen as a leader in the study of the social determinants of health.

Friday, December 12, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Successful Aging Speaker Series - Alison Chasteen

Please join us as we welcome our second speaker, Alison Chasteen, from the University of Toronto. Alison Chasteen conducts research on prejudice and social stigma across the adult lifespan. She will be speaking about the social and psychological aspects of aging.

Changes in global disease trends and demographics are creating unprecedented challenges to the delivery of health care worldwide. New technologies have allowed us to collect large amounts of data but making that information useful for clinical care and global research remains a challenge. This talk will examine innovations in big-data translational research platforms for biomedical research, e-health systems for seniors, maternal health care, and mobile health.

The Hallman Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Leon Geffen, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa for an exploration of a novel psychosocial peer support program, modelled upon an existing HIV support program, for providing peer-to-peer companionship to other older adults. Initial outcomes of the study have shown that a peer support program is an effective approach to improve wellbeing of older persons living in disadvantaged communities.