Events & workshops

Winter 2017

Embrace Aging | Come to Campus: Technology Innovations for Aging | March 26th

MARCH 26 - 10:00AM to 11:30AM


PRESENTER: CanAssist at the University of Victoria develops innovative technologies, many of which help seniors remain living safely and independently at home.

DESCRIPTION: Come and experience CanAssist during a 90-minute tour of our facility. This event includes a fascinating tour led by members of our engineering team, numerous technology demonstrations, hands-on opportunities, and a chance to ask questions and share ideas. CanAssist is a unique organization of UVic, dedicated to helping people of all ages and abilities improve their independence and quality of life through innovative technologies and programs. Over the past few years, funding from the BC Ministry of Health has enabled CanAssist to focus on developing technologies that help seniors remain living independently at home.

TO REGISTER: EMAIL: WellnessCentreRegistration@viha.ca OR CALL 250-370-5641 and press ‘2’ to leave your message.

Embrace Aging | Focus Groups | March 25, March 30 and April 4

Thursday, March 30 and Tuesday, April 4

The vision for a “precision health” strategy is based on the rapid translation of research discoveries to improve patient care and health outcomes. To effectively tackle the complexities of chronic conditions and cognitive disorders and to make advances in their prevention and treatment, researchers are focusing on measuring an individual’s health repeatedly over time to obtain more accurate assessments of changes in health and wellness. However, this research is very demanding on participants. We are interested in discussing major research questions, preferred modes of responding, and design factors associated with recruitment and retention including frequency of contact, length of survey, and preference for feedback. Please join one of our focus groups, meet some of our key researchers, and help us define the next generation of research!

Upcoming Sessions:

Yakimovich Centre, Saturday, March 25, at 10:00 am

R Hut Room 103a, Thursday, March 30, at 4 pm

R Hut Room 103a, Tuesday, April 4, at 2 pm

If you are interested in attending these sessions, please do the following:

1. For the Yakomovich Centre focus group (March 25th) please call: 250-370-5641, and press '2' (note that this is an automated system and is checked serval times per day) or email wellnesscentreregistration@viha.ca

2. For the R Hut focus groups, please call: 250-721-6369 or email aging@uvic.ca to register

Masterminds 2017 | Every Wednesday in April

This is a joint UVic Retirees Association and Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Event

The speakers and topics for this year's Masterminds series are:

April 5th | 7:00 PM | A MIXED BLESSING: ADAPTING TO RETIREMENT AFTER 40 YEARS
Dr. Lynne Van Luven, Professor Emerita, Department of Writing
Harry Hickman Lecture Theatre


April 12th | 7:00 PM | HARASSMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Dr. Barbara Whittington, Professor Emerita, School of Social Work
David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Building


April 19th | 7:00 PM | PERSONALIZED DIAGNOSTICS, HEALTH AND DISEASE
Dr. Terry Pearson, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Studies
David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Building


April 26th | 7:00 PM | THERE’S MAGIC IN THE WEB OF IT: PUTTING SHAKESPEARE ONLINE
Dr. Michael Best, Professor Emeritus, Department of English
Harry Hickman Lecture Theatre

Please register for these free lectures by emailing aging@uvic.ca or calling 250-721-6369