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Highlights 2022

As we reflect on the year 2022, we are pleased to highlight some of the notable achievements and appointments from the past 12 months. This year, we were able to drive innovation on an unprecedented scale, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our researchers,...

Together we can help

Today is Giving Tuesday, the world’s largest generosity movement. What started in 2012 (2013 in Canada) as a simple idea, has grown into a global movement and inspires millions of people to give, collaborate and get involved each year. Everyone has something to give...

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...

New funding supports arts and aging research for care partners

Sheridan College has been awarded a new College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) grants from the Natural Sciences Engineering and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) that will address support for long-term care team members. Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation...

Now available online: RIA Annual Report 2021-22

We are proud to present the 2021-22 RIA Annual Report: Driving Innovation in Aging, now available online. From January 2021-March 2022, our team grew exponentially in response to more innovative programs, more world-leading research and more evidence-based education....

The choices that can enhance the mealtime experience

When she considers the concepts behind the CHOICE+ dining initiative to enhance the mealtime experience for residents in long-term care or retirement settings, Susan Ross says much of it seems to be simple, common sense. Yet in so many environments, practices are...

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...

Expanded education, mental health training for long-term care

Long-term care team members in Ontario now have access to diversified education offerings that respond to the sector’s needs and capacity as the Ontario Ontario CLRI at the RIA expands training options through the Personal Support Worker Education Fund in Long-Term...

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...

The importance of mug and cup choices on hydration

Starting the day with a mug of coffee is second nature to many. You may have a favourite mug because it’s sentimental, or you like how it looks or feels. If it was replaced with a mug of a different texture, size, weight, handle and design, it would probably feel off....

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...

For those who will someday die

Aging brings us into the reality of our own and others’ mortality and the end of our material bodies. Advancements in treatment options for most life-threatening diseases have increased our options exponentially, and now the responsibility for our choices lies...

PREP LTC LTC opens next round of funding for long-term care homes

The Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP LTC LTC) opened the next round of enrollment to help build a skilled long-term care (LTC) workforce and support homes across Ontario with funding from the Ministry of Long-Term Care. The PREP LTC LTC...

Jane Kuepfer renewed as Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and Conrad Grebel University College are thrilled to announce the renewal of Jane Kuepfer as Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging. Kuepfer’s research in the area of spiritual care and aging has...

6 tips to create a successful intergenerational program

Did you know… social isolation has a significant impact on the well-being and physical and mental health of older adults and those providing them with care. Social isolation is often defined as the objective lack of, or limited, social contact with others. The good...

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...

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...

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...

Five foods for healthy aging

Most older adults are not consuming enough key nutrients to stay healthy. The best way to get the nutrients our bodies need is through the foods that we eat, that’s why it’s important to choose foods that are nutrient-dense or rich in protein, fibre, vitamins and...

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...
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