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Dr. Linda Lee wins The Medical Post Innovative Practice Award

Dr. Linda Lee, Schlegel Research Chair in Primary Care for Elders at the Schlegel Research Institute for Aging and the Centre for Family Medicine, has been honoured with The Medical Post Innovative Practice Award for revolutionizing dementia care and reducing...

Holding space for moral healing in long-term care

By: Kate Dupuis, Jane Kuepfer, Scott Mitchell COVID-19 pandemic and long-term care During the COVID-19 pandemic, team members working in long-term care homes were often required to perform duties outside of their typical day-to-day responsibilities. With limited...

Spotlight on the RIA’s newest researchers

We are delighted to welcome three leading researchers to our world-class research team. Dr. Sophiya Benjamin, Laura Middleton, and Tejal Patel.  Together with our existing 12 Schlegel Research Chairs and 2 Schlegel Specialists, our new researchers will tackle the...

Dr. Sophiya Benjamin appointed as Schlegel Chair in Mental Health and Aging

We are pleased to announce Dr. Sophiya Benjamin as the Schlegel Chair in Mental Health and Aging at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). This appointment comes as a recognition of her outstanding contributions to the fields of geriatric psychiatry,...

Waterloo Pharmacy professor named new Schlegel Specialist

WATERLOO, Ont. – The University of Waterloo and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging are pleased to announce that Tejal Patel, associate professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy, has been appointed as Schlegel Specialist in Medication...

Q&A with Richard Hughson: Expert insights on how to keep your heart healthy

February is Heart Month, a dedicated time to raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular health and the impact of heart disease on 2.6 million people in Canada. Despite the significant progress made in the field of heart health, heart disease remains one of...

Dr. Linda Lee continues transformative work as renewed Schlegel Research Chair

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team are thrilled to announce the renewal of Dr. Linda Lee as Schlegel Research Chair in Primary Care for Elders. Dr. Lee’s passion for enhancing the lives of people...

Lora Giangregorio renewed as Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and University of Waterloo are pleased to announce Lora Giangregorio’s renewal as the Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging. Giangregorio’s research on safe and effective exercises for older adults and on working...

Richard Hughson named Royal Society of Canada Fellow

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is pleased to congratulate Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Hughson at the University of Waterloo and Schlegel Research Chair in Vascular Aging and Brain Health at the RIA, for being elected as a Fellow of the...

Waterloo and the RIA Welcome New Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Healthy Aging 

Cosmin Munteanu, a leading multidisciplinary researcher in human-computer interaction has been appointed the new Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Healthy Aging. Their research works at the intersection of aging and technology, focusing on facilitating...

New approach to advance care planning preferred by Canadian long-term care residents

Researchers have developed a better way to support end-of-life planning in long-term care homes, according to a recent study.  The researchers also found that only 40 per cent of homes were routinely involving residents in end-of-life care discussions. “Often people...

Dr. Joanne Ho appointed Schlegel Chair in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy  

WATERLOO, Ont. – Dr. Joanne Ho, a leading Canadian clinician and researcher in medication and drug therapy in older adults, has been appointed the Schlegel Chair in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. Her research is focused on improving prescribing practices and medication...

Q&A with Andrew Costa: 3rd Dose and COVID-19 Immunity in Long-Term Care

In the first webinar of our Research Break series, Andrew Costa, Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology, discussed his study looking at COVID-19’s impact on long-term care residents, staff and visitors. He also explained the current research on the need for...

RIA research scientist Alfred Yu wins national fellowship

RIA research scientist Alfred Yu is developing the next generation of ultrasound technology. His innovative work has earned him the 2021 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship for highly promising researchers from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of...

RIA awarded 2021 Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging

WATERLOO, Ont. – The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) has been awarded the 2021 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute for Aging Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging. The prize recognizes outstanding achievements and...

New research funding explores bone health and fracture prevention in older men

It is a myth that osteoporosis is a women’s disease. Over one-third of osteoporosis-related fractures happen in men, and the large majority don’t receive proper screening and treatment. Newly funded research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research will explore...

Dr. Linda Lee renewed as Schlegel Research Chair

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team are pleased to announce the renewal of Schlegel Research Chair Dr. Linda Lee as chair in primary care for elders. Dr. Lee’s commitment to improving the lives...

Three new CABHI-funded projects address COVID-19 concerns

Congratulations to our researchers Kate Dupuis, Heather Keller and Linda Lee on their newly funded projects through the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) Spark-ON Program! Their projects were selected along with 21 other COVID-19-centric innovations...

Schlegel Research Chairs join National Long-Term Care Service Standards Technical Committee

The RIA congratulates Schlegel Research Chairs Heather Keller and Veronique Boscart for their appointment to the National Long-Term Care (LTC) Service Standards Technical Committee. This group, composed of leaders in the LTC sector, direct support workers, care...

MAREP featured on Dementia Dialogue podcast

The latest episode of the Dementia Dialogue Podcast featured RIA’s Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) and two familiar faces. Brenda Hounman, a dementia advocate, person living with dementia and By Us For Us Guide founder, and Sherry Dupuis, RIA...
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