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Bringing a New Vision of Social Citizenship to Cascadia

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.


Research Grant

Congratulations to Alison Phinney, Deborah O’Connor, Jim Mann, Habib Chaudhury, Elaine Weirsma, and Heather Cowie on receiving a CIHR grant (2018-2022) for their project, “Putting Social Citizenship into Practice: Reducing Stigma and Promoting Social Inclusion of People with Dementia”!

The purpose of this four-year study is to address social problems of stigma and exclusion experienced by people living with dementia. This study will engage a participatory action group of people with dementia to work in collaboration with academic researchers and community partners to develop a set of guidelines and principles for supporting social citizenship in community settings.