2015 Fall Symposium on Aging ResearchExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Symposium Agenda:

Time Description
11:30 to 12:30 

Sign-in, lunch, and poster set-up: 

A light meal (sandwich and beverage) will be provided to guests who have registered online. Please email Michele if you have any dietary allergies or restrictions. 

12:30 

Opening remarks: 

James Rush, Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS);

Steve Mock, Interim Director, Network for Aging Research (NAR)

12:40 

Rapid-fire presentations: 

Three NAR Emerging Scholar Mentorship Grant recipients will give 3-to-5 minute presentations about their research project. 

After the rapid-fire presentations are complete, there will be a Question & Answer (Q&A) panel.

1:00 

Myra Fernandes: Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology.

Myra will give a 15-minute presentation on aging and cognition, which will be followed by a five-minute Q&A.

1:20 

Heather Keller: Professor, Faculty of AHS, Kinesiology; Schlegel Research Chair, Nutrition and Aging.

Heather will give a 15-minute presentation on aging and nutrition, which will be followed by a five-minute Q&A.

1:40 

Pascal Poupart: Associate Professor, Faculty of Math, Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Pascal will give a 15-minute presentation on aging and technology, which will be followed by a five-minute Q&A.

2:00 

Steven Mock: Director, RBC Retirement Research Centre; Interim Director, NAR.

Steven will give a 15-minute presentation, providing an overview of the RBC Retirement Research Centre, and an update on his LGBT Retirement project.

2:20  10 min. break -- last opportunity for students to set-up posters.

2:30  

Keynote speaker, Donald Stuss:

Donald will give a 45-minute presentation about his own aging-focused research, and discuss experiences and difficulties that arose during three of his research projects. He will focus in particular on research with individuals with traumatic brain injury and frontal lobe focal damage. 

He will also discuss the OBI, which he describes as a system response to maximize value from human research, both applied and theoretical. Donald will answer audience questions following his presentation.

3:30

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3:40 to 4:30

Closing remarks: Kim Lopez: Information about upcoming graduate student symposium; Introduction for student poster session.

Student poster session and reception: Snacks and beverages will be provided.

View the student poster presentations.

The purpose of this symposium is to highlight some of the aging-focused research projects that have been completed or are currently in progress across campus at the University of Waterloo. Seven faculty members will be presenting their work, and more than 20 students have prepared poster presentations for this event.

Photo of Donald Stuss, the keynote speaker at this symposium.Our keynote speaker, Donald Stuss (President & Scientific Director, Ontario Brain Institute) will be presenting the results of three of his research projects. He will discuss some of the unique challenges that he faced while completing research with patients who have had traumatic brain injuries and frontal lobe focal damage.

Cost 
Free - Registration closed Oct 26 at noon
Location 
UC - University Club
Main Dining Room
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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