Dialogue on Aging Public Presentation Series

The Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging is proud to partner with Providence Health Care to provide a Dialogue on Aging Public Presentation Series. The series features distinguished speakers who present on broad topics in current aging research to share findings with the community. Our hope is that by sharing evidence and enabling dialogue we will help people live longer, happier lives. Every 3 to 4 months, we will deliver a new series of free lectures to the public on a specific theme. Each theme will have an in-person lecture at a local and accessible Vancouver venue, as well as 2 to 3 virtual presentations. Free refreshments will be provided at every in-person event! Scroll through our events calendar to find upcoming public presentations.

Our theme for Fall 2023 is Technology & Aging:

Measured, Monitored, Optimized: Digital Technologies & Quantified Aging

Dr. Barbara Marshall, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Trent University

2:00 PM PT | October 18, 2023 | VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver. View the recording

Digital Care Work

Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Professor, Communication Studies, Concordia University

1:00 PM PT | November 7, 2023 | Virtual session

Innovating Together: Co-Developing Tech Solutions in the UBC IDEA Lab

Dr. Lillian Hung, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Investigator, Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging, UBC, BC; Clinician Scientist, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

2:00 PM PT | December 6, 2023 | Virtual session

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Our theme for Winter 2024 is Mental Health & Aging:

Thrive in Stressful Times: Introducing the Foundation of Health and “THRIVE” Approach to Well-being

Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

1:00 PM PT | January 24, 2024 | Virtual session

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Dr. Davidicus Wong, Family Physician

2:00 PM PT | February 14, 2024 | Virtual session

Our personal narratives, mental models and mindsets help us make sense of the World, our relationships, and the events of our lives. They can provide us with a sense of meaning and purpose, but they may also limit and constrain us. In this presentation, you will learn how we create our stories and how we can adapt and transform them to achieve our positive potential in this life and experience greater peace and happiness.