Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health

“What do you want to do before you die?”

The "Before I Die" global art project, held in the UVic Student Union Building from October 30-November 01, was a great way to get the  UVIC community to contemplate death and reflect on what matters in life.

Learn more about ePAC.
2019 VERA recipients.

Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA)

We give our congratulations and a warm thank you to the 2019 Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA) recipients. 

Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA)
Chronic conditions self management workshop session

Self-management programs

The Stanford Self-Management Programs are free, evidence-based education programs for adults experiencing ongoing physical or mental health issues.

Self-Management Programs
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Diabetes risk double in Japanese Americans

Dr. Kobayashi and five co-authors, including UVic sociology doctoral student and IALH student affiliate Mushira Mohsin Khan, are calling for the development of intervention and prevention approaches with lifestyle changes specifically targeted towards non-obese Japanese Americans. 

Read the full paper here: Diabetes and Diabetes Care among Non-obese Japanese-Americans: Findings from a Population-Based Study.

Credit: UVic Photo Services.

Learn more about Dr. Kobayashi's study.
Learn more about PORT.

Better end-of-life care for people in poverty

The Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT)—launched Sept. 19—is built upon lessons learned from a three-year study led by UVic palliative care researcher Kelli Stajduhar, lead investigator of the Equity in Palliative Approaches to Care program with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and the School of Nursing.

Credit: Mike Morash/UVic

Learn more about the PORT.
Annual Health awareness forum

Events and workshops

We host an array of events including lectures, conferences, colloquium and more.

Photo credit: Amanda Arlene Photography

Learn about our upcoming events
IALH research affiliates

Our people

Our affiliates are actively involved in aging-related research and can be found at UVic and around the world.

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Policy Brief: Sniff out Dementia

Want to learn how olfactory health can be an indicator of Dementia and quality of life? Read the policy brief Sniff out Dementia: How olfactory health impacts Dementia and quality of life (2019) presented by Jamie Knight, MSc., and PhD Candidate at the University of Victoria.

Read the policy brief or click here to learn more about smell, wellbeing, and brain health.

Learn more about the policy brief.

Research improving lives

The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH) is committed to promoting and conducting rigorous basic and applied research to improve the health and quality of life of individuals across the life course.

Our research is rooted in a broad orientation to health and aging that includes attention to the social, psychological, environmental, geographical, and cultural contexts in which people live, as well as the institutions responsible for the health of aging populations.

Latest IALH Bulletin

the bulletin

Read about Dr. Holly Tuokko's career highlights and 2018 VERA recipients in our 2018 Bulletin.

See a list of past IALH newsletters.

Please note, Phoenix Road leading up to the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (R HUT) Lot 7a is now called Vikes Way. Click here for directions.