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Nov
2017

designCORE duo to present seminar at McMaster University

Published: November 20, 2017    Colin Deevy, director of designCORE at Institute of Technology Carlow, and Dr. P.J. White, designCOR...

Nov
2017

Optimal Aging Event Focuses on Tech Innovation

November 13, 2017 – More than 50 researchers, graduate students and industry partners gathered on Thursday to explore new opportunities to collaborate and enhance aging research through technological innovation.

Nov
2017

The future of research is interdisciplinary

November 9, 2017 – Interdisciplinary research can provide researchers with broader perspectives and a deeper, more connected understanding of their work in order to solve "wicked problems." MIRA is pleased to present Dr. PJ White, Research Leader, and Colin Deevy, Director of DesignCore within the lnstitute of Technology in Carlow, Ireland. Their presentation, on November 21, 2017 between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. will illustrate how a design approach can assist and enable better communication, and provide strategies for bridging the gap between disciplines to build an interdisciplinary research culture. For more information, email MIRAinfo@mcmaster.ca. Registration is not required.

Nov
2017

New study shows therapy dogs improve health and wellbeing of older war veterans

November 9, 2017 – New research shows that for older war veterans, the love and support they receive from therapy dogs can significantly ease social isolation and help bring back fond memories.

Oct
2017

McMaster named Canada's most research-intensive university

October 26, 2017 – McMaster continues to lead in university rankings – this time being recognized as Canada’s most research-intensive university in the 2017 Research Infosource rankings released today.

Oct
2017

There is no typical older person | Parminder Raina #WalrusTalks

October 20, 2017 – There are more seniors in Canada right now than there are children under fifteen. And contrary to public perception, there is more than one trajectory for growing old. Helping seniors age successfully and gracefully is an intergenerational issue that we cannot ignore.

Oct
2017

McMaster University joins global network of ‘age-friendly’ universities

October 19, 2017 – McMaster University has joined the international Age-Friendly University (AFU) network, a global body made up of higher education institutions that are committed to being more accessible to older adults.

Oct
2017

It's time to treat aging as an asset, not a burden

October 16, 2017 – By now, you may be aware that Canada’s seniors recently crossed a significant threshold. Statistics Canada announced for the first time ever that people over 65 now officially outnumber children under 15. The story is similar all over the world.

Oct
2017

Breaking down Alzheimer’s: Green tea extract delivers molecular punch to disrupt formation of neurotoxic species

October 10, 2017 – Green tea is widely considered to be beneficial for the brain. The antioxidant and detoxifying properties of green tea extracts help fight catastrophic diseases such as Alzheimer’s. However, scientists have never fully understood how they work at the molecular level and how they could be harnessed to find better treatments.

Oct
2017

McMaster talks all things aging, mobility in downtown Hamilton

October 6, 2017 – Community members, researchers, policymakers and students gathered in downtown Hamilton Thursday night to talk about one of the most pressing issues facing the country: its aging population.

Oct
2017

Navigating the system: a guest blog by Stephen Trumper

October 5, 2017 – Stephen Trumper serves on the board of the Canadian Abilities Foundation. He is an independent writer and editor. He is also a journalism instructor at Ryerson University, and has worked as an editor at the Globe and Mail, Toronto Life and Financial Post Business.

Oct
2017

Aging becoming a hot topic as Hamilton baby boomers enter senior years

October 4, 2017 – MIRA's scientific directior, Parminder Raina, along with MIRA member, Margaret Denton, and Rachel Weldrick, a McMaster University PhD candidate in social gerontology, were featured in a recent Hamilton Spectator article about the many professionals in Hamilton studying and planning for our aging population.

Oct
2017

Two MIRA members presented with prestigious Teaching Award

October 4, 2017 – Kimberley Dej, Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Science, and Professor of Information Systems Milena Head from the DeGroote School of Business are two of the recipients to have been presented with Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Dej and Head are both McMaster University Faculty Members and members of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging.

Sep
2017

Get moving: DeGroote-led team studies barriers to wearable technology among older adults

September 30, 2017 – For the first time, Canada has more seniors, 5.9 million, than children. Are older Canadians receptive to using wearable technology?

Sep
2017

The Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging within MIRA supports seven new interdisciplinary projects

September 29, 2017 – Can cognitive age predict the use of Fitbits and other wearable devices in older adults? How can better understanding of bone density at the nanoscale lead to longer-lasting hip and knee implants? Can smart joint technology predict risk for falling and other mobility-related issues? These are just some of the questions researchers from across McMaster’s Faculties will use as launching points for new projects that have received funding from the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) within the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA).

Sep
2017

Being active saves lives whether a gym workout, walking to work or washing the floor

September 22, 2017 – Physical activity of any kind can prevent heart disease and death, says a large international study involving more than 130,000 people from 17 countries published this week in The Lancet.

Sep
2017

McMaster to host Walrus Talks Mobility event in downtown Hamilton

September 14, 2017 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and The Walrus Foundation are confronting the topic of mobility within Canada’s aging population. On October 5, 2017, eight speakers including doctors, scientists, an Olympian, and a futurist, will present their visions of a more inclusive society for The Walrus Talks Mobility. This event is part of the popular nationwide Walrus Talks series. McMaster University Presents the Walrus Talks Mobility will take place on October 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main Street West, Hamilton). Tickets are $12 ($6 for students) and can be purchased online at thewalrus.ca/the-walrus-talks-mobility.

Sep
2017

Strengthening McMaster’s research presence at the McMaster Innovation Park

September 12, 2017 – It’s a move that’s designed to broaden the University’s research capacity, facilitate research partnerships, and interact more directly with all parts of the region’s innovation ecosystem.

Sep
2017

Creating a Brighter World: McMaster jumps 35 spots, ranked 78th in world

September 5, 2017 – Fuelled by a growing reputation for its rare combination of research excellence and high-quality teaching, McMaster has been ranked 78th in the world by the Times Higher Education’s influential World University Rankings.

Sep
2017

New study aims to narrow the gap between the care the elderly want and what they get

September 5, 2017 – Research has shown most frail elderly patients want to maintain quality of life rather than prolong it, but the use of invasive life-sustaining technologies in this population has been increasing.

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