News & Events

 

CRPD COLLOQUIUM

Join us to hear Lisa Williams from the University of Aukland who will be speaking on “Dementia and Digital Stories” June 18 at 4 pm in Room T-206 at the UBC School of Nursing (2211 Wesbrook Mall).

For more information, look at Upcoming Events.

 

THERE IS A LIFE TO LIVE AFTER A DIAGNOSIS’: UBC STUDY PROBES STIGMA OF DEMENTIA

February 27, 2019

The Abbotsford News featured our upcoming study aimed at developing ways to support dementia patients in being social and active in their communities. UBC researchers Alison Phinney and Deborah O’Connor have teamed up with Jim Mann, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 12 years ago, to spend the next four years speaking with British Columbians who are living with dementia and find out exactly what barriers exist.

If you are interested in volunteering for this study, please leave your information here and we will contact you.

 

BRINGING A NEW VISION OF SOCIAL CITIZENSHIP TO CASCADIA 

October 10, 2018

Dimensions Magazine featured an interview with Alison Phinney, professor in the UBC School of Nursing, and Gloria Puurveen, post-doctoral research and teaching fellow at the UBC School of Nursing and School of Social Work about Citizens Across Borders, a collaboration between UBC and the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center to learn about creating sustainable dementia-friendly communities.

 

THE EXCHANGE

The CRPD hosts a monthly get together for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers to explore ideas and raise new questions about aging and dementia. These are lively wide-ranging conversations about what can be done through research, practice, and community partnerships to support personhood and promote social citizenship.