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Postdoctoral Positions at Aging in Place – University of British Columbia Okanagan

The Aging in Place Research Cluster at the University of British Columbia Okanagan is seeking two postdoctoral fellows to co-lead a 2-yr interdisciplinary project funded by the New Frontiers in Research fund Exploration Grant titled, “Virtual Reality: A relevant, safe, trusted and co-created platform with older adults”. This project aims to develop a virtual reality intervention for health & wellbeing using an innovative approach to co-design with older adults. The positions are described below:

Position: Virtual Reality Co-Creation – Postdoctoral Fellow

We are inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) who specialises in Virtual Reality (VR), Human-Computer Interaction, and User-centered Design to co-lead a project to develop a new framework for co-design that includes end users (older adults) as peers within the design team through the creation of a new VR-based application. The successful candidate’s research will focus on: 1) guiding the development and evaluation of the VR application; 2) leading teamwork and communication between different stakeholders, and 3) establishing a co-constituted design framework, which includes guidance as to how to support and evaluate project management and team dynamics in this type of highly collaborative, user-driven co-design paradigm.

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Postdoctoral Positions at Mount Saint Vincent University & Centre on Aging Nova Scotia

How Approaches to Care Shape the Pathways of Older Adult Home Care Clients

The purpose of the How Approaches to Care Shape the Pathways of Older Adult Home Care Clients research project is to understand how policy, practice and decision-making shape a client’s journey through the home care system. This project is using a mixed-methods approach to achieve its objective. Activities are taking place in Nova Scotia and Manitoba, through three interrelated and overlapping research streams:

  • Construct Client Pathways – Retrospective data analysis of client assessment data
  • Explore Factors that Shape Client Pathways – Interviews with clients, caregivers, and support workers
  • Examine Policy Context – Review of key policies

This project is seeking applications for two postdoctoral positions available during 2021-2023.

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Interested applicants from the social sciences, health, and other relevant disciplines should submit an application consisting of a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to nsca@msvu.ca, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS, B3M 2J6. Applications will be received until suitable candidates are found.


Offre de stage postdoctoral – Application des connaissances et prise de décision partagée pour soutenir le
vieillissement en santé

Nous recherchons un-e une stagiaire postdoctoral-e pour étudier l’influence du contexte sur l’implantation d’un programme de santé publique pour favoriser le vieillissement en santé chez les personnes aînées. La personne travaillera avec une équipe internationale de chercheurs-ses et avec des parties prenantes clés, telles que des professionnels-les de la santé et des services sociaux, des partenaires communautaires, des représentants.es de la ville et des personnes aînées, pour adapter le programme au contexte local et évaluer son impact sur l’adoption de comportements pour prévenir la fragilisation. La personne sera également impliquée dans des demandes de subvention, la rédaction d’articles scientifiques, et elle sera soutenue dans le développement de son propre programme de recherche. La personne travaillera sous la supervision d’Anik Giguère, au sein d’une équipe vouée à la promotion de la prise de décision partagée, c.-à-d. une prise de décision clinique basée sur les données probantes et les priorités des patients-es.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to study the influence of context in the implementation of a public health program to promote healthy aging in older people. The person will work with an international team of researchers, and with key stakeholders such as health and social care professionals, community partners, city representatives and older adults to adapt the proposed program to the local context and assess its impact on the adoption of behaviours to prevent frailty. The person will also be involved in applying for grants and writing scientific articles, and will be supported in developing their own research program. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Anik Giguère and in a team dedicated to promoting shared decision-making, i.e. clinical decision-making based on scientific evidence and the priorities of patients.

Date limite: Le 25 novembre 2022 ou jusqu’à ce que le poste soit comblé.

Pour en savoir plus/to know more: Offre de stage postdoctoral

Citizen Participation

Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority: Prostate Cancer Research

Have you completed treatment for prostate cancer?

Researchers at Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority want to hear from men in Nova Scotia who have been diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer about their post-treatment care.

Specifically, they are interested in speaking with Nova Scotia men who:

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • have been previously diagnosed with prostate cancer, and
  • have completed treatment for prostate cancer within the last 5 years.

If you meet these criteria, you are invited to participate in a one-time telephone interview which will last about one (1) hour. The team would like to hear about your healthcare experiences since completing treatment, including whether or not it is meeting your healthcare needs. If you choose to participate you will receive a $25.00 honorarium in appreciation of your time.

If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact:

Margaret Jorgensen
Phone: (902) 473-7290
Email: Margaret.Jorgensen@ccns.nshealth.ca

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging’s Dementia Surveillance Project: Seeking Participants

A team at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is looking for persons living with dementia or care partners to participate in virtual focus groups. The project will help shape Canada’s dementia data system and promote quality of life for those living with dementia and care partners (e.g., family/friends).

They would like to recruit participants from diverse backgrounds to represent a wide range of perspectives and experiences from across Canada. The team encourages participation of people who speak languages other than English or French, people of different cultural backgrounds, newcomers to Canada, people who identify as LGBTQI2S+, and people who live in rural or remote areas. Focus groups will be offered in different languages.

In appreciation for your time, you will receive a $25 gift card.

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If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact:

Vanessa Vucea-Tirabassi
Phone: (519) 904-0660 x 4136
Email: vanessa.vucea-tirabassi@the-ria.ca


Dementia Surveillance Project Advisory Committee: Seeking New Members

The Research Institute for Aging’s Dementia Surveillance Project Advisory Committee is currently seeking persons living with dementia and caregivers to join the Advisory Committee. The Dementia Surveillance Project Advisory Committee aims to include individuals who reflect the diversity of persons living with dementia and care partners from all parts of Canada. Over the three-and-a-half-year project, the Advisory Committee will meet twice a year, or as needed.

The purpose of the project is to enhance the national dementia data system by expanding the type of data collected across the country. Information gathered during this project will help us understand dementia and how to best support Canadians living with dementia.

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If you have questions about this project or are interested in joining the Advisory Committee, please contact:

Vanessa Vucea-Tirabassi
Phone: (519) 904-0660 x 4136
Email: vanessa.vucea-tirabassi@the-ria.ca


Ontario Long-term Care Transitions during COVID-19: Seeking Participants

Have you or a family member left, or considered leaving, a long-term care home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Have you provided transition support to residents and families leaving long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A researcher and her team at the University of Toronto are looking to speak with people in Ontario who experienced, considered, or supported a transition out of a long-term care home any time since March 2020. Participants would be invited to one 30–60-minute Zoom/phone interview to share their experiences and perspectives on care transitions from long-term care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact:

Sarah Carbone, PhD Candidate
Email: sarah.carbone@utoronto.ca


InCARE Project Wants to Hear your Views on Long-term Care: Survey

An international team is currently conducting a survey on attitudes, expectations, and experiences with long-term care (including informal care). The team hopes to give Canadians a chance to voice their experiences and opinions.

Participants must be aged 18 or older. The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

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You can access the survey here.

If you have questions about this study, please contact:



OMG: Testing Online Meaning-Centered Groups among Ontario Retirement Home Residents: Seeking Participants

A team at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute is looking for older adults to participate in an online peer support group designed to promote social connection and well-being. If you are 60y+, live in a retirement home or senior living community in Ontario, and are feeling lonely or stressed, you’re invited to participate.

Participation includes interviews and engagement in weekly online group discussions. You do not need prior knowledge of technology to join, and technology will be provided for those who don’t have a computer or tablet.

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If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact:

Dr. Marnin Heisel
Phone: (519) 685-8500 x 75981
Email: Marnin.Heisel@lhsc.on.ca

Research Assistant
Phone: (519) 685-8500 x74911


Journey Mapping in Older Adults with Cancer through Patient-Reported Data: Seeking Participants

A team led by Dr. Jae-Yung Kwon at the University of Victoria’s School of Nursing is looking for participants who were diagnosed with cancer at or after 65 years of age to complete a 1hr interview via Zoom. The interviews will be used to develop journey maps that will be used as educational tools to inform the development of resources for clinicians.

As a sign of appreciation, participants will be given a $50 grocery gift card.

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If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact:

Melissa (Research Assistant)
Email: moyniha3@student.ubc.ca