Upcoming Events



The Exchange is an informal gathering of graduate students and post-doctoral scholars who get together on the last Friday of every month to raise new questions about aging and dementia, and to explore new ideas for research. All are welcome!

When: Friday May 26, 2017, 4 pm

Where: 2080 West Mall, Room 322, School of Social Work, UBC



Towards an Expanded Psychosocial Classification Framework

Dr. Christine FitzGerald, a visiting scholar from the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin and the Centre of Social and Economic Research on Dementia at NUI Galway is conducting research on psychosocial interventions for people living with dementia. These provide a vital role in the management of dementia, providing support through a variety of programmes, events and activities for people with dementia and carers. Despite the benefits, existing literature lacks a comprehensive framework to classify psychosocial interventions that take account of the caregiving environment and context. Dr. FitzGerald will discuss her current work that is focused on developing a framework to better recognize the role of the carer and the effectiveness of interventions due to caregiver variables.  

When: Tuesday May 23, 2017, 4 pm

Where: 2080 West Mall, Room 200, School of Social Work, UBC


Facilitators and Barriers of the Neighbourhood Built Environment for People in Early-Stage Dementia 

Riley Malvern is a Master’s candidate in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. She will discuss her proposed research, which explores how features of the neighbourhood built environment may affect experiences of mobility, wayfinding, and community participation for persons living with early-stage dementia, and in turn, how these experiences influence their quality of life. 

When: Monday June 26, 2017, 4 pm

Where: 2080 West Mall, Room 200, School of Social Work, UBC