Kick off! The Many Faces of Population Aging: From Big Picture to Big Decisions


Webinar, CA

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Welcome to the first CAnD3 Training Session of 2021-22! We are 'Kicking Off' the year right with a diverse panel of speakers to discuss what population aging means in different sectors and disciplines and how different, unique disciplinary approaches to population aging can contribute to the field. This session, as well as our other Lunch&Learn's, are co-sponsored by the Centre on Population Dynamics.


12:00-12:20 PM Panelist introductions & panel
12:20-12:30 PM Q&A
12:30-12:45 PM Breakout discussions in small groups
12:45-1:00 PM Plenary group discussion



Circular head shot of Miles Taylor, a CAnD3 team member from Florida State University

ModeratorMiles G. Taylor is the incoming director of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, Florida State University, and a sociologist, gerontologist, and demographer specializing in the areas of physical and mental health, life course disadvantage, population aging, and family dynamics. Dr. Taylor's research primarily examines processes of advantage and disadvantage across the life course and their implications for health in older adulthood. She was recently elected a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).



Circular head shot of Paul Holyoke, a CAnD3 team member from SE Health



SpeakerPaul Holyoke is the Executive Director of SE Research Centre. Dr. Holyoke’s research interests include people’s experiences with the Canadian health system; evaluation of health care policies, programs and systems; the governance and management of health care organizations in Canada; and societal perspectives on health, health care, illness and disability. From 2005-2011, Dr. Holyoke served a 6-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integration Network, and he chaired its Community Council.



Circular head shot of Janice Keefe, a CAnD3 team member from Mount Saint Vincent University



SpeakerJanice Keefe is a Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology and Director of the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at Mount Saint Vincent University. Dr. Keefe currently leads three Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)-funded research teams: one projecting human resources needed to care for the older Canadians over the next 30 years, another with caregivers of spouses with cognitive impairment, and a third exploring differences in nursing home care model innovations.



Circular head shot of Emily Saras, a CAnD3 team member from Knowli



SpeakerEmily Šaras is a PhD Candidate and Instructor in Sociology at Florida State University and a Partner and Data Scientist at Knowli Data Science. She creates innovative data science solutions that communicate actionable insights for leaders in public health and education. Her areas of research and analysis include education, public health, early-career workforce inequalities, and strategic interventions that support racial-ethnic minorities in STEM and college students facing food and housing insecurity.


This is the first Connect2Learn session of the 2021-22 Training Year. The Connect2Learn series is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary and intersectoral learning and exchange among all CAnD3 members, including researchers from population research fields in universities in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Germany, Canadian partners from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and CAnD3 Fellows.

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