Videos, audio recordings and PowerPoints

We invite you to enjoy videos and audio from our Colloquium Series, Masterminds lectures, International Day of Older Persons lectures, and other events. The files are listed in reverse chronological order, and grouped by event name.

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Applied Research Colloquium (2012)

Cognition in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on the Aging (2017)

Led by Dr. Holly Tuokko, this project will provide detailed information about the performance of people aged 45-85 years on baseline cognitive functioning measures among participants of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Read more 

On April 27, 2017, Dr. Tuokko updated the CLSA participants on how their contributions to Canada’s largest study on aging are helping to advance health research.


Change in cognitive functioning is characteristic of normal aging and is evident beginning in mid-life. However, changes in cognition also may be associated with medical conditions such as Alzheimer Disease. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is collecting detailed information about the performance of people aged 45-85 years on measures of cognitive functioning for Canadians. Our research team, funded by the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation, is seeking to understand the health and lifestyle factors that affect cognitive functions with the intention of creating standards for typical performances of English- and French-speaking Canadians that can be used to identify changes in cognition greater than expected.

Cognition in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on the Aging talk

Cognition in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on the Aging presentation slideshow

Development of Normative Data and Comparison Standards - CLSA webinar presented by Dr. Holly Tuokko, January 16, 2018

Colloquium Series: Optimizing Aging and Health (2014-2015)

Colloquium Series: Optimizing Aging and Health (2015-2016)

Colloquium Series: Displaying Health Data Cases, Techniques, Solutions (2018)

The colloquium series discusses information visualization and statistical graphing in health research. The series invites you to share ideas, lesson, and insights from real-world projects rather than listing the promises and challenges of “data science.” What worked? What didn’t? Why?

Information visualization and statistical graphing is the engine of knowledge mobilization, a vehicle that delivers ideas and insights across the boundaries of professional expertise. We must do it well! But what does “well” mean? The series invites the speakers to share examples of “good” and “bad” information displays from their work. What inspired their solutions? What compromises did they have to make?

A well-designed information display or statistical graphic should require minimal explanation. However, learning how to make such displays is aided by explaining the design and development process. The speakers will take us behind the scenes of display production and share practical wisdom for displaying information in health research.

Day 1 (2018-11-28)

Transactional data of Island Health: How patients vote with their feet
Dr. Ken Moselle (Island Health) and Dr. Andriy Koval (BC Observatory, UCF)

55:12 - Visualizing logistic regression with the “coloring book” technique: A study in ggplot2
Dr. Andriy Koval (BC Observatory for Population and Public Health, UCF)

Day 2 (2018-11-29)

Nuances of information sharing and data display in a mobile application for students with substance use disorder
Dr. Barbara (Basia) Andraka-Christou (University of Central Florida)

Optimizing public health surveillance through reproducible reporting: Response to opioid crisis on Vancouver Island
Shannon Tracey (University of Victoria) and Maritia Gully (Island Health)

Day 3 (2018-11-30)

Building pipelines and dashboards for practitioners: Mobilizing knowledge with reproducible reporting
Dr. Will Beasley (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)

Constructing workflows for reproducible analytics: Suppressing small
counts for provincial chronic disease dashboard
Dr. Andriy Koval (BC Observatory, UCF) and Anthony Leamon (Island Health)

Masterminds Lecture Series (2012)

Faces of UVic Research: Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Research Affiliates

How can a public health palliative care approach help inform initaitives to support family carers at end of life?

On October 16, 2018, Merryn Gott presented on how can a public health palliative care approach help inform initaitives to support family carers at end of life? View the event recording here. 


Public health approaches to palliative care are growing in popularity. From this perspective the expertise to  support dying and grieving is seen to be held not solely by health professionals, but also within naturally occurring ‘compassionate communities’. This whole of community approach to end of life care understands caring for one another at times of need, loss and/or crisis as the task and responsibility of everyone. Drawing on the programme of work we are undertaking in the Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group, I will explore this reframing of palliative and end of life care, with a particular focus upon family caregiving.


Merryn Gott has been a palliative care researcher for over 20 years and has a particular interest in exploring the needs and experiences of structurally disadvantaged populations. She directs the bicultural Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group based at the School of Nursing, University of Auckland. (For more information see:

Merryn has published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals, as well as a number of books, including International Perspectives on Palliative and End of Life Care for Older People, published by Oxford University Press.

In 2014 Merryn was awarded the New Zealand Association of Scientists' Research Medal and in 2016 was recognised as theNEXT Woman of the Year for Health and Science.

Mindmerge Victoria (November 10, 2015)

TVN’s Mindmerge was a one-day event held on November 10, 2015, where researchers, knowledge users and decision-makers interacted, exchanged ideas and learned from each other in order to improve care for frail elderly Canadians.

Please see the table below for links to the speakers' PowerPoint slides (in pdf format). Mindmerge presenter bios and sponsor information are also available.



John Muscedere
Scientific Director, TVN

TVN update


Jayna Holroyd-­Leduc
University of Calgary

Giving voice to frail elderly Canadians: A TVN citizen engagement inititative


Richard Sawatzky
Trinity Western University
Jeff Poss
University of Waterloo

Modeling changes in assessments to predict needs and guide care planning in a home care setting


Gloria Gutman
Simon Fraser University

Fostering end-­of-­life conversations, community and care among LGBT older adults


Debra Sheets
University of Victoria

eHOME-­iCARE: Supporting caregivers with technologies


Scott Hofer
Director University of Victoria, Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health

Integrative longitudinal lifespan research and within-person assessment in the age of precision medicine


Marilyn Bater
Island Health

Frailty: The island experience


Ted Rosenberg
Home Team Medical services

Home based primary care for frail elderly people

Andre Kushniruk
Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health

Improving the usability of a kiosk for elderly users to aid in medication reconciliation


Elizabeth Borycki Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health

Evaluating the impact of mobile devices use on home care visits: Issues and concerns


Karen Kobayashi
University of Victoria
Ron Duffell
University of Victoria

Supporting people at home: CanStayHome


The Walrus Talks Quality of Life (June 2, 2016)

On Thursday, June 2, 2016, two IALH research affiliates presented at The Walrus Talks Quality of Life in Vancouver, BC. The Walrus Foundation, a Canadian non-profit, hosts this national series of talks, which cover a wide variety of topics that matter to Canadians. The event in Vancouver, hosted by the University of Victoria, included Kelli Stajduhar (nursing) and Neena Chappell (sociology).

Kelli Stajduhar’s Walrus Talk, called “Living Well until You Die,” discussed the value of palliative care. Kelli reminded us that we will all die one day, and that palliative care should be there to maximize quality of life and to enable us to die well and with dignity. However, in Canada most people do not have access to palliative care. Up to half of palliative care services are funded through donations—a situation that would be unacceptable for any other type of health service.

Neena Chappell's Walrus Talk, called “The Paradox of Aging,” focused on the counterintuitive relationship between physical health and quality of life – as we age, our physical health declines but our life satisfaction (happiness) tends to increase. Neena explained that we seek happiness throughout our lives, and as we age our priorities change from employment and income, to relationships and leisure time. This transition in values may help explain increasing life satisfaction despite potential challenges in physical health.