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TEDX-MSVU AGING WELL SPEAKER NOMINATION FORM NOW AVAILABLE: Do you have an innovative idea, program or initiative that is relevant to Nova Scotia communities? One that reframes the discussion about aging and supports a society that values the benefits of our demographic shift? Are you an engaging and dynamic speaker interested in sharing this idea? The TEDx Program is about sharing big ideas and on October 4 we want you to share your idea! We seek speakers who are doing amazing work, or know something few do, or perhaps can challenge our audience to think about aging in a new way. Speakers should be able to effectively communicate their idea/message in a 15 minute or less speaking slot. Complete and return the Speaker Submission Form (PDF) by August 15, 2018 to tedx@msvu.ca or by fax to 902-457-6226. The Speaker Submission Form is also available as a Word document.

PAMELA FANCEY RECEIVES NORTHWOOD'S LIVE MORE AWARD FOR RESEARCH: Congratulations to the NSCA's Associate Director, Pamela Fancey who is this year's recipient of Northwood's Live More Award for Research. Pam is being recognized by Northwood for her contribution to supporting research activities and enhancing the research culture at Northwood. Pam received the Award at Northwood's Live More Annual Dinner on May 4.

RETIREMENT-IT'S MORE THAN THE MONEY! WORKSHOPS: NSCA offers a workshop that explores the importance of social participation in retirement. The 2.5 hour interactive workshop is available to employers or associations who are interested in helping prepare their employees/members for retirement. Contact us today (nsca@msvu.ca) for more information on having the workshop offered in your workplace or as part of an upcoming event.

WE'RE HIRING! - POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE: We are seeking a candidate for a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship to begin in April 2018. The fellowship is for the Seniors Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project and will work closely with the Scientific Lead, Dr. Janice Keefe, and her national research team. For more information, click here.

NSCA PANEL DISCUSSION VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE: As part the Centre's 25th anniversary celebrations, we hosted a multi-perspective panel discussion, How can art and art exhibitions challenge assumptions about aging? at the MSVU Art Gallery on October 30 as panelists offered insights into how art and exhibitions can support public awareness of the social and cultural contributions older adults make to our communities. Click here to view the panel discussion video.

Global award croppedNSCA WINS GLOBAL AGEING EXCELLENCE IN APPLIED RESEARCH AWARD!: The Global Ageing Excellence in Applied Research Award recognizes ongoing commitment to quality in ageing services through evidence-based research, translation of research into practice, and dissemination of research findings through internal and external shared learning opportunities. We are excited to share the news that the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging received this prestigious award. The NSCA is being recognized for its authentic engagement of decision makers and practitioners in research. An international community of leaders in aging services and programs presented the award at the 2017 Global Ageing Network/CURAVIVA Global Ageing Conference on September 19 in Montreux, Switzerland. Click here for more information.

SALTY PROJECT: The SALTY project made its international debut at the IAGG Conference in San Francisco in July with Dr. Deanne Taylor presenting a poster describing the process for the policy analysis aspect of the project. Data collection is well underway throughout the project. In November, the project hosted a meeting with invited long term care sector representatives to gain insight from these knowledge users to ensure project outcomes will be relevant. Click here for more information on the SALTY project.