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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (all day)

An interdisciplinary forum for graduate student research

With a focus SoAR Logoon 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 soar@uwaterloo.ca for any questions. For issues and/or questions that arise the day of the event, please contact Sarah Wu (SoAR Planning Committee Member) at sarah.wu@uwaterloo.ca.

Keynote speaker: Dick Moore

Photo of 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

Time           Event(s) Location
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

Presentation Formats

Sponsors

  • University of Waterloo Network for Aging Research

  • Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection

  • AHS Aging, Health and Wellbeing program 

  • The Research Institute for Aging 

  • HeForShe

  • ​Equity Committee of the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW)

Cost 
Free
Location 
Applied Health Sciences Expansion Building
Foyer and Room 1689
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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