The CAnD3 Annual Report is here!

Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging Panel


Webinar, CA

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For this session, we welcome a panel from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). Our panelists will include diverse researchers using CLSA data to carry out groundbreaking work on the long-term effects of aging and on aging societies. Part of our discussion will surround how age-friendly communities foster positive health, social participation, and health equity.  


12:00-12:05 PM Welcome & Introductions
12:05-12:45 PM Panel
12:45-12:55 PM Moderated Q&A
12:55-1:00 PM Closing and upcoming sessions

Featured Speaker

Cicrular photo of panelist Dr. Christina Wolfson

Dr. Christina Wolfson is a Lead Principal Investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a Professor at the Department of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health at McGill University, and a CAnD3 Team Member. Her program of research lies in the epidemiology of neurodegenerative disorders and she has conducted research in dementia, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. As a co-principal investigator on the CLSA, she leads the Neurological Conditions Initiative and the Veterans Health Initiative.



Cicrular photo of panelist Dr. Mélanie Levasseur


Dr. Mélanie Levasseur is a Professor at the School of Rehabilitation at the University of Sherbrooke. Her research interests center around the social aspects of aging, social determinants of health, mobility, loss of independence, and quality of life and aging. Dr. Levasseur specializes in clinical research (geriatrics and rehabilitation) and public health (health promotion), and has developed a research program on the development and evaluation of interventions to promote the social participation of seniors. 


Cicrular photo of panelist Dr. Parminder Raina


Dr. Parminder Raina is a Lead Principal Investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) and a Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University and scientific director of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging. He specializes in the epidemiology of aging with emphasis on developing the interdisciplinary field of Geroscience to understand the processes of aging from cell to society. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Geroscience and the Raymond and Margaret Labarge Chair in Research and Knowledge Application for Optimal Aging.


Cicrular photo of panelist Dr. Divya Joshi



Dr. Divya Joshi is a research associate in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. She holds a PhD in clinical epidemiology and completed postdoctoral training in epidemiology at McMaster University. Her research interests focus on examining the effects of childhood adversity and multimorbidity, related to issues of healthy aging, mental health, disability, functionality, and social participation.


This is our April Lunch&Learn session of the 2021-22 Training Year. The Lunch&Learn series is designed to introduce our Fellows, team members, and partners to emerging research in topics of population dynamics and population aging. These modules will cover the Four CAnD3 Population Aging Axes: (1) family and social inclusion; (2) education, labour and inequality; (3) migration and ethnicity; and (4) wellbeing and autonomy. 

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