As a sample of the type of work that will be conducted within the Institute, the following project is currently underway:
Design thinking for a cross-Faculty and community partner collaboration: A transformative approach to addressing the mobility needs of our aging population
This project combines the talents and experience of researchers from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, Gilbrea Centre on Aging, Institute of Healthier Environments and Thrive Group (Community Partner). It is led by Brenda Vrkljan, Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science. Other participants include: Jim Dunn, Jessica Gish and Amanda Grenier, Health Aging & Society; Antonio Paez, Geography & Earth Sciences; Stuart Phillips, Kinesiology; Jamal Deen, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Qiyin Fang, Engineering Physics; Robert Fleisig, W. Booth School of Engineering Practice; Ravi Selvaganapathy, Mechanical Engineering; Parminder Raina & Lauren Griffith, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics.
This project is supported by the Interdisciplinary research fund (IRF) to build and strengthen academic, industry and community networks to better position research teams to apply for major external grant awards.