An interdisciplinary forum for graduate student research
With a focus on aging research, Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) is a one-day meeting for engaging with graduate student research beyond disciplinary and professional boundaries, and across areas of expertise. SoAR encourages graduate students from any discipline to present, dialogue, and learn about current research on processes, experiences, and systems related to aging. The interdisciplinary SoAR is an opportunity for graduate students to network across disciplines and professions, initiate trans-departmental collaborations, and engage in integrative conversations on aging research.
Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact SoAR at email@example.com for any questions. For issues and/or questions that arise the day of the event, please contact Sarah Wu (SoAR Planning Committee Member) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keynote speaker: Dick Moore
Dick Moore worked for 30 years with retired people and their families, including nine years as Director of Senior Services of the Toronto Family Service, and five years as Director of the Older Adult Centre at St. Christopher (now West) House
From 2003 to his retirement in 2010, he worked toward better understanding and issue resolution between the older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ2+) and straight communities as Coordinator of the Older LGBTQ2+ Program at the 519 Church Street Community Centre. In that capacity, Dick worked with the Homes and Services for the Aged Division of the City Toronto to develop a Tool Kit for making long term care friendly and accessible for LGBTQ2+ people.
Following his retirement, Dick chaired the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee of the City of Port Colborne and served on a advisory group for a small research project on the needs and concerns of older LGBTQ2+ citizens of regional Niagara. When the project was completed, Dick convened and chairs the Senior Pride Network Niagara, an advocacy group comprised of older LGBTQ2+ citizens, their allies and representatives of organizations serving older adults in the Niagara Region.
Dick's work has been recognized by the City of Toronto (Pride Award, 2006) and the Government of Ontario (Senior Citizen Award 2015).
Schedule for April 25, 2018
|8:00 - 8:45||Registration | Breakfast | Poster Set-up||AHS Expansion Building Foyer|
|8:45 - 9:00||Welcome Address||AHS 1689|
|9:00 - 10:00||Poster Rapid-fire Presentations||AHS 1689|
|10:00 - 10:30||Poster Session | Networking Break||AHS Expansion Building Foyer|
|10:30 - 12:00||Podium Presentations||AHS 1689|
|12:00 - 12:50||Lunch | Poster Session||AHS Expansion Building Foyer|
|12:50 - 2:05||Podium Presentations||AHS 1689|
|2:05 - 2:30||Poster Session | Networking Break||AHS Expansion Building Foyer|
|2:30 - 3:30||Keynote Address by Dick Moore||AHS 1689|
|3:30 - 3:45||Awards | Closing Remarks||AHS 1689|
The SoAR poster session is intended to highlight posters that feature: proposals for future research, overview of research processes, or results of student's project in an area of research related to aging. The poster session is open to all symposium attendees. Student posters will be on display throughout the duration of the symposium and there will be a dedicated presentation and networking time for conference attendees to view the posters. Submissions welcome from both graduate and upper-year undergraduate students who are involved in a research project.
Please format the poster as follows:
- Maximum size: 48 inches X 48 inches
- Information to include: Title, Authors, Department, University, Primary email contact
- 10-minute presentation/presenter
- five-minute discussion period/presenter
These shortened podium presentations are intended for those who have passed the phase of initial findings, but have perhaps not quite fully-developed their research projects. This is a good way to present findings from smaller studies or studies of interest to a single-disciplinary audience. Podium presentations will be 10-minutes followed by a five-minute question period.
University of Waterloo Network for Aging Research
Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection
AHS Aging, Health and Wellbeing program
The Research Institute for Aging
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