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PREP LTC receives an additional $94.5M boost to optimize student placements in long-term care

WATERLOO, Ont. (February 1, 2024) The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is pleased to announce that Ontario is investing an additional $94.5M in the Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP LTC) project to increase hands-on...

Announcing One Day: Person-Centred Culture, Making a Difference Every Day

One day in a resident’s life.  One day, we will all be older.  One day, a person-centred approach will be how older adults everywhere are cared for. Each of these statements inspired the newly developed One Day virtual workshop, an instructor-led eight-hour training...

MINT Memory Clinics Show Health System Savings of $51,500 Per Patient and Improved Quality of Life for Persons Living with Dementia

Waterloo, Ont. – A new study exploring the cost-effectiveness analysis of MINT Memory Clinics found net cost savings of $51,500 per patient as compared to those in Ontario without the service, with improvement in quality of life for those living with dementia. The...

RIA Research Scientist wins NASA poster competition

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging’s (RIA) newest Research Scientist and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Health, Carmelo Mastrandrea, recently won the poster competition at the NASA Human Research Program Investigators’...

RIA celebrates Veronique Boscart’s research and impact as a Schlegel Research Chair

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) announces a change in Research Chairs as Veronique Boscart concludes her role following two successful, five-year terms as CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Seniors Care (IRCC). Boscart joined...

Ron Schlegel elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship

We are pleased to share that Dr. Ron Schlegel, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) chair and founder, has recently been selected as a Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) 2022 Fellow. Dr. Schlegel’s selection as a Fellow of CAHS is recognition of the...

RFP: RIA Website Redevelopment

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is seeking an individual/organization to lead and manage the redesign of our organizational website (www.the-ria.ca). Our organization has experienced significant growth and expansion since our last website...

Remembering Barb Schlegel

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Barb Schlegel.  She was a driven, energetic woman who radiated warmth, and was passionate about making the world a better place for older adults.  Barb was a strong supporter of the RIA, and we will miss her greatly. ...

New $73M project provides financial support to long-term care for optimal clinical placements

WATERLOO, Ont. (February 10, 2022) Ontario long-term care homes will receive education and financial support to provide optimal clinical placements for personal support worker and nursing students through the Preceptor Resource and Education Program for Long-Term Care...

Schlegel family donates $6M to drive innovative research in healthy aging

WATERLOO (June 30, 2021) – The Schlegel family, long-standing residents of the Waterloo region and dedicated philanthropists, have made a $6M donation to the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) to support infrastructure that drives world-class research in...

Tina Mah joins the RIA as executive director

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is pleased to announce that Tina Mah, PhD, will be joining the team as executive director. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role with many years of senior executive leadership experience. She is...

RIA announces $1.3M in funding for community programs supporting intergenerational partnerships

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is pleased to announce over $1.3 Million has been awarded to community projects in Waterloo Region supporting older adults living with dementia. Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnership (SIIP) is a...

RIA released new strategic plan for 2021-23

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is proud to present the 2021-23 Strategic Plan. The RIA supports research and explores aging across various topics by engaging stakeholders throughout the research process. Using these research findings, we then...

RIA receives $2M in federal funding to lead national dementia projects

La version française du communiqué se trouve sous la version anglaise. Nearly half a million Canadians are living with dementia, and that number will grow as the population ages. The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) was awarded $2M in federal funding to...

Executive director Josie d’Avernas announces her retirement from the RIA

It is with bittersweet emotions that the RIA team announces the planned retirement of Executive Director, Josie d’Avernas, effective July 2021. Josie joined the RIA in 2005 when the organization was founded, and held several leadership positions before taking the...

Sheridan College and the RIA continue innovative arts and aging partnership

Sheridan and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) are thrilled to announce the five-year extension of an innovative research partnership. The continuation of this commitment will support the ground-breaking research work of Kate Dupuis, Schlegel...

Celebrating our female researchers: International Women’s Day 2020

At the RIA, we are proud to support our female researchers who are making great strides in a variety of aging research topics. From finding ways to enhance the diets of older adults, to developing exercise programs that keep us healthy as we age to exploring new ways...
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