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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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Results of recent competitions

2022 Summer Student Awards

11 undergraduate students were funded in the 2022 CFN Summer Student Awards. The competition was presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), who provided funding for two students from New Brunswick. For full details on the 2022 successful candidates and the competition, click here.


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