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The latest opinion piece from CFN Board Member Angus Campbell

June 27, 2018

The medicalization of caregiving. Nearly all caregivers are willing to do as much as they can, but is the health care system unduly burdening family and friends? When does insisting that caregiving tasks expand to include medical procedures normally done by a professional become too much? In order to follow the home first philosophy, which…

Veronique Boscart honoured

June 18, 2018

CFN Network Investigator Veronique Boscart was honoured at the biennial conference of the Canadian Nurses Association in Ottawa on June 18, 2018, where she received the Order of Merit for Nursing Research. Veronique’s research interests are focused on establishing best practices in gerontology, building gerontological educational programs for health-care professionals, and creating care delivery models…

2018 Summer Student Award Recipients

May 30, 2018

CFN’s Training Program offers undergraduate students an interdisciplinary, experiential program in partnership with member institutions and partners across the country through its Summer Student Awards. This year, 13 students were funded in our sixth annual cohort representing seven disciplines at nine Host Institutions in five provinces. In New Brunswick, co-funding was provided by the New…

The latest op-ed opinion from CFN

May 14, 2018

Seniors Strategy must address issues of aging. Canadians 65 years and older now outnumber children 14 years and under, which means our needs as a society are changing. We are succeeding in shifting the aging curve through preventive interventions and better public health — that’s good news. But the changing demographic is causing strains in…

2018 Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity Funding Opportunity

May 10, 2018

2018 Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity Funding Opportunity Canadian Frailty Network, in partnership with the CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA), Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), and the Canadian Space Agency is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new funding opportunity. For more details, click here. The 2018…

Barbara Pesut named UBC Health Researcher of the Year

March 19, 2018

Barbara Pesut, professor of nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development is part of a research team at UBC’s Okanagan campus focused on improving palliative care. Working with patients and families in rural communities to better understand their experiences and needs, her work is helping to build rural capacity for end-of-life care by…

See the latest papers from CFN Investigators

March 19, 2018

CFN is well-represented in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal on Aging (Vol 37, Issue 1).  See articles from CFN Network Investigators and HQP alumni: Carole Estabrooks, Anik Giguère, John Hirdes, Katherine Kortes-Miller, France Légaré, Arne Stinchcombe, Kimberly Wilson Read it now!

Dr. Doris Barwich honoured

March 16, 2018

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) recently announced the CSPCP Award Winners for 2018.    Dr. Doris Barwich, CFN Network Investigator and Member of our KT Committee, is honoured with the Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine.     Award winner profiles are posted on the Awards page of the CSPCP website, and…