Intelligent Devices and Systems
Professor Boger has an opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow in Intelligent Information Systems. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and interest in human interactive systems, interface design, UI/UX, machine learning, and/or social computing. The successful candidate will join the Intelligent Technologies for Wellness and Independent Living (ITWIL) lab; a multi-disciplinary research team led by Dr. Jennifer Boger that includes expertise in computer science, human factors, biomedical engineering, and applied health sciences
More information about the position and how to apply can be found in the application information document (pdf).
Dementia@work: Supporting people with dementia at work
Professor Boger is currently looking for graduate students who are interested in creating technology to support people who are diagnosed with dementia who wish to remain employed. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team from Sweden, Finland, and Canada. If you are interested in working with her, visit professor Boger's web page for more information.
Planning, public health and gerontology
Professor Dean is currently looking for students interested in the intersection of planning and public health/gerontology. In the fall of 2017, professor Dean and her team will be recruiting older adults in the region of waterloo to take part in various studies related to electric bicycles, active transportation, and aging-in-place in the suburbs. For more information, visit Professor Dean's web page.
Volunteer with The Brain and Body Lab
The Brain and Body lab is looking for volunteers to assist with their exercise trials among people with dementia. Depending on the individual's background and skills, volunteers may assist in delivering the exercise program or help with data collection and entry. Volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds are welcome. Experience with people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia is an asset. Please visit the Brain and Body Lab website for more information.
Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR)
The Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) is a one-day meeting that encourages graduate students from any discipline to present, dialogue, and learn about current research on processes, experiences, and systems related to aging. 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.
enTECH Computer Club
The enTECH Computer Club is a club with the Federation of Students with members from all six of UWaterloo’s faculties. Members help older adults use computers, either directly on the ground, by developing software to assist older adults with using computers, or by writing our open-source curriculum documents.
We welcome new members into our club thrice yearly, and applications can be found just after the beginning of each school term on our website at www.entech.club. Please feel free to reach out via the Contact Us page on our site with any questions.
Aging, Health and Well-being (PhD program)
The Collaborative PhD program in Aging, Health and Well-being provides students registered in any department/school in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences with an interdisciplinary platform upon which to develop a broad understanding of issues related to the health and well-being of our aging population.
The program affords the opportunity to cross departmental boundaries to access courses and resources including dissertation committee members who can add different perspectives to penetrating research problems.