Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Fuse International Conference – May 8 - 10, 2018

Active Aging Research Team's Christa Hoy will present "Choose to Move: Implementation of a physical activity intervention at scale across British Columbia" at the 2018 Fuse International Conference 

Fuse 2018 will focus on how best to produce, integrate and communicate research evidence to help develop and evaluate policies in public health. Together, we will explore the use of research evidence in public health policymaking from around the world to discover what’s working, what’s not, and what are the trends, issues, and policy-related challenges across jurisdiction and sectors.

Re-Imagine Aging - June 7, 2018

Do aspects of ‘aging or growing older’ influence or inform your research in the arts, humanities, science or health? Are you prepared with colleagues to re-imagine aging from a cross-disciplinary perspective?

The Re-Imagine Aging workshop at UBC provides an opportunity to connect with others who conduct research that directly or peripherally links with ‘aging’. We aim to create a forum that generates ideas, addresses challenges and opportunities, and creates a collective voice.

Professionally facilitated, this invite-only workshop promises to be creative, interactive and dynamic.

The first of three workshops will begin with a 40-minute interdisciplinary panel by three experts who are known to ‘catalyze’ discussion that will challenge us to re-imagine aging. Following a larger group discussion, smaller groups will delve further into important, controversial and provocative questions that emerge during larger group discussion around re-imagining aging. Discussion will take place in a casual, yet structured environment, to promote interdisciplinary dialogue. Graphic recording will serve as a visual legacy and set the stage for next workshops.

More information, speaker profiles and agenda details to come in May. Please mark this date in your calendar.

Reimagine Aging at UBC is co-led by Prof Heather McKay and Asst Prof Joanie Sims-Gould, Principle Scientists, Active Aging Research Team, UBC.

Implementation At-Scale Think Tank - June 10-11, 2018

Principal Scientists Professor Heather McKay and Assistant Professor Joanie Sims-Gould, with the Active Aging Research Team, will host a delegation of international in-field experts for a 2-day meeting to explore the current status of implementation science as it relates to scale-up of physical activity and other health promotion interventions. Ultimately, we endeavor to reach an endpoint where we have identified frameworks, outcomes, and measures that most often support, inform, and drive physical activity and health promotion interventions. We will lay the groundwork to construct a typology of measures that support implementation at-scale research for those interventions.