2017 Recipient of The Global Ageing Network for Excellence in Applied Research Award

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NSCA Spring Newsletter 2024


SAVE THE DATE: We are excited to announce the third Our Future is Aging Conference – June 3-4, 2025, MSVU, Halifax, NS. Watch for the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS coming September 2024! Check for updates at http://ourfutureisaging.ca


: Thank you to Shannex for their generous donation of $500,000 which will support the establishment of a new Shannex Centre for Workforce Wellbeing, including a new research chair, new learning opportunities for students and emerging scholars, and new research on innovative care practices and nutrition for residents. More: https://www.msvu.ca/shannex-donates-500000-to-msvu-for-healthy-aging-research-innovation/#HealthyAgingNow

ARCLTC PROJECT SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR POSTDOC POSITIONS:  Understanding and Supporting Quality of Work Life in Long-term Care (LTC) is CIHR-funded research examining Atlantic Canadian LTC Staff Quality of Work Life. The project is seeking applications for 2 – 3 postdoctoral positions available during 2024-2027. Click here for more details.

WALK FOR ALZHEIMER’S – THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE MSVU AGETASTICS: Thanks to everyone who supported our team in the Walk for Alzheimer’s! Our fundraising was in the top 10 of teams in Halifax. The team exceeded our goal and raised over $3700! Special thanks to Rachel Ogilvie for her long-standing support of the team’s fundraising efforts and to Dr. Keefe for being top fundraiser.

RESEARCH ON STAFF QUALITY OF WORK LIFE IN LONG-TERM CARE WRAPS UP SURVEY: The team is pleased to share that more than 2000 staff in 53 care homes in Atlantic Canada completed the survey. Stay up to date on the project activities at www.arcltc.ca

NEW PUBLICATION FROM HOME CARE PATHWAYS TEAM: The team is pleased to share the release of its latest paper involving the 12 care constellations. Problematizing dominant assumptions about unpaid support through exploring case study profiles of older home care clients

NS LONG-TERM CARE STAFF QUALITY OF WORK LIFE: SURVEY FINDINGS – VIDEO AVAILABLE: The Nova Scotia Long-Term Care Staff Quality of Work Life: Survey Findings & Next Steps presentation to representatives from long-term care sector in Nova Scotia (48 mins) is now available. Click here to watch the video.

HOME CARE PATHWAYS TEAM SHARING RESULTS: The Pathways team is sharing results to various audiences and working on a number of manuscripts. Stay up to date with news at  www.homecarepathways.ca

SALTY PROJECT: The SALTY Project has ended but stay up to date with news about manuscripts and other project summaries being released. Go to www.saltyltc.ca

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY IN DATA ANALYTICS: MSVU is one of several partners of the CAnD3 initiative, an innovative training program in Population Analytics in an Aging Society to equip the next generation of academic and applied population researchers with the knowledge, skills, and networks to support data-driven decision-making in aging societies. Contact nsca@msvu.ca for more information on training opportunities and possible funding through our site. For more information on the CAnD3 initiative go to https://www.mcgill.ca/cand3/