EVENTS

All curious community members are welcome, whether or not you're part of the Wisdom Exchange Project!

PAST EVENTS

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WEP Seminar #09

Date:

February 17th, 2022

 

Speakers:

Magdelena Samulski, Trent University

Refilwe Mpai, McGill University

We are featuring a lineup of Wisdom Exchange Project Volunteers who will each be giving a short 15 minute showcase of their research, with opportunities to engage with studies for a discussion and Q&A period. 

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WEP Seminar #08

Date:

January 24, 2022

 

Speakers:

Sarah Campbell, Trent University

Noah Khan, York University

Natalie Slavat, X University

We are featuring a lineup of Wisdom Exchange Project Volunteers who will each be giving a short 15 minute showcase of their research, with opportunities to engage with studies for a discussion and Q&A period. 

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WEP Seminar #07

Date:

November 12, 2021

 

Speaker:

Dr. Mehrdad Golian

Dr. Mehrdad Golian, MD, is a cardiologist and invasive electrophysiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He completed his medical school training, internal medicine residencies and cardiology residencies at the University of Manitoba. Subsequently, Dr. Golian completed his fellowship training in electrophysiology at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto where he was highly regarded for his clinical and EP skills, as well as caring interactions with patients and staff. He completed a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and patient Safety at Queen's University. He is currently the Deputy Quality Officer at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic.

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WEP Seminar #06

Date:

October 7, 2021

Speaker:

Dr. Julie Chabot,

Geriatrician, St. Mary's Hospital Center

Before starting her medical studies, Dr. Chabot was a classical singer. In 2016, she launched the MUSIC Project, which combines her two passions: music and geriatrics. For her master's degree in psychology, she studied the effects of music on the health of hospitalized geriatric patients. In her presentation, Dr. Chabot will present a summary of the evidence for the use of music in hospitals; especially on pain and anxiety control. She will also present the results of the study she led evaluating the effects of music on the mood of geriatric patients admitted to St. Mary's Hospital

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WEP Seminar #05

Date:

September 22, 2021

 

Speaker:

Dr. Sam Biglieri,

Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
 

There has been a call to expand research on people living with dementia (PLWD) from health and social sectors to urban planning. The World Health Organization projects the number of PLWD to increase from 47 to 132 million worldwide by 2050, with 60-80% of PLWD residing within the community (as opposed to congregate living settings). For PLWD, being supported by their neighbourhoods in terms of access has many benefits: more social interaction, sense of worth, dignity, and improved physical/mental health. Being able to access your neighbourhood is a right, and for PLWD – this makes it integral to investigate how neighbourhoods influence their mobility and access. This seminar discusses how the design of suburban neighbourhoods impacts the ability of people living with dementia to get around based on research done in Waterloo, Canada, and what can be done to make city planning dementia-inclusive.

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WEP Seminar #04

Date:

August 13, 2021

 

Speaker:

Jamie Snytte,

Clinical Psychology Student, McGill University
 

Aging comes with changes in many of the ways we perceive the world, act and go through our lives. Our cognitive processes, the way we think, remember and make decisions, also tend to fluctuate as we get older. Jamie's talk will focus on specific parts of the brain, within an area called the medial temporal lobes, that supports episodic memory. Some of these brain regions get smaller as we age, but our brains are plastic enough to compensate for these structural changes. While some regions shrink, other regions can work harder to maintain our memory abilities.

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WEP Seminar #03

Date:

July 15, 2021

Speakers:

Dr. Floris Van Vugt

Rhona Achtman

 

In this session, we will explore how people can connect across generations. The session will be held by Floris Van Vugt, who is starting his career as a university professor, and Rhona Achtman, who is a retired physiotherapist. Both are actively practicing Authentic Relating.

We will share our thoughts, experiences and challenges, and based on these, we offer a number of interactive exercises that all are invited to participate in.

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WEP Seminar #02

Date:

May 18, 2021

Speaker:

Sivaniya Subramaniapilai

This event is a joint collaboration between the Wisdom Exchange Project and McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging. Sivaniya Subramaniapillai will present her doctoral research on the role of protective lifestyle and social factors in promoting healthy living and the importance of investigating individual differences, such as sex/gender, for an individualized approach to healthy living. Make sure to tune in to have a lively discussion about the important role that individual differences and our environment have in shaping our cognitive health!

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WEP Seminar #01

Date: April 15th, 2021

Speaker: Danielle D'Amico

Danielle D'Amico is a PhD student at X University in Psychological Science and one of the coordinators behind WEP. She will be presenting her research on the effects of stress on cognitive health, and how engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviours (like healthy eating, exercise, social engagement, sleep, and mindfulness practices) may be able to mitigate the harmful impacts of stress on the brain.

UPCOMING

Stay tuned for more upcoming events!