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Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference 2021

By Christine Mills, Stacey Hatch, and Lynn Haslam-Larmer

The 2021 Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) conference was held virtually from October 20 to 23. The theme was “Hindsight 20/20: Looking Back for a Vision Forward in Gerontology”. A number of individuals associated with the School of Rehabilitation Therapy’s Aging and Health Programs participated in this year’s conference.

Aging and Health PhD Student attends CIHR’s Summer Program in Aging

The Summer Program in Aging (SPA) is held every year by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aging (IA). The SPA is the IA’s flagship training program. It aims to provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows involved in aging research with advanced training in methodologies, knowledge translation, grant writing, and research communication. It also provides trainees with the opportunity to further develop their networks.

Ninety-six students from across the world attend Rehabilitation Colloquium online

Ninety-six students and faculty from universities across Canada and international institutions attended the Rehabilitation Colloquium, Resilience in Rehabilitation on May 11-12, 2021.  There are long histories of a student-run rehabilitation colloquium at each of Queen's and McGill. The 2021 iteration was, however, both the first virtual rehabilitation colloquium and the first one collaboratively organized by Queen’s University and McGill University. The event hosted many new features including 13 virtual poster presentations and 24 virtual podium presentations.

First co-hosted Rehabilitation Science Colloquium by Queen's University and McGill University

On behalf of the planning committee, we are pleased to invite you to the first Rehabilitation Science Research Colloquium co-hosted by Queen’s University and McGill University on Tuesday and Wednesday May 11th-12th. The theme for this year’s colloquium is “Resilience in Rehabilitation,” highlighting both the resilience seen in our research and the resilience shown by our achievements in the context of the adversity faced by students this past year.

Marking 1 year of supportive doctoral networking

On April 7, 2021 the group in the photo celebrated one year of on-line doctoral networking and support.  The idea for the group emerged in March 2020, just days before the very first COVID-19 lock-down in Ontario.  Julie Petrin - then in her 5th year of her PhD in Rehabilitation Science - and Marcia Finlayson, her advisor, came up with the idea during one of their regular check-in meetings.   Anticipating the isolation that was about to come, Julie expressed concern about staying focused and moving forward in the very last stages of her dissertation work.  Together, they brainstormed some p

PhD candidate Kyle Vader appointed to CIHR Institute Advisory Board

Kyle Vader, PhD candidate in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, has been appointed to the Institute Advisory Board (IAB) for the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).