SoAR 2018 Recap

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

SoAR 2018 Recap

Congratulations to all presenters at the third annual Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR), which took place on April 25, 2018. A variety of aging-focused research topics were covered, and conference delegates enjoyed many interesting conversations and opportunities for collaboration. The keynote address by Dick Moore, founder of the Senior PRIDE Network, was particularly thought-provoking!

For the first time, SoAR was hosted in the AHS Extension foyer and auditorium (AHS 1689), a beautiful bright venue despite the rainy day outside. Highlights from the day include:

  • 100+ attendees
  • 38 research presentations
  • 20 community members in attendance
  • Representatives from across all UW faculties and Laurier!

Award Winners

A special congratulations to our award winners -- you should all be proud!

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Network for Aging Research (NAR) Student Research Competition

Presented by Dr. Paul Stolee

Paul Stolee presenting Fatimah Roble with Best Poster Award
Best Poster Presentation winner: Fatimah Roble
Paul Stolee presenting Justine Giosa award for best podium presentation
Best Podium Presentation winner: Justine Giosa
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Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) Student Award

Presented by Hilary Dunn

Hilary Dunn presenting Iman M'Hiri with Most Innovative research award
Most Innovative Research winner: Iman M'Hiri


SoAR Networking Bingo

Jess Redmond happy to win the networking bingo prize
Draw winner: Jess Redmond

Videos of podium presentations, including the keynote address, coming soon!!