We are excited to welcome you to the 2023 CAnD3 Keynote Address! This hybrid event is the culmination of the 2022-2023 Training Program. It will be a moment to celebrate three cohorts of CAnD3 Fellows from 2020 to 2023. The event also marks the halfway point of the $2.5M Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) partnership grant that formed CAnD3.
We hope that you will join us, whether in-person or virtually, for this exciting celebration of our program's successful delivery. To learn more about the CAnD3 program and our impact, read our recently released reports.
10:30 - 11:00 | Registration with coffee
11:00 - 12:30 | Keynote Lecture by Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews
This year's Keynote Address theme is "Aging across the Decades". Research approaches, policy priorities, and advocacy lenses on aging and aging societies have dramatically changed over the past half a century — with progress in many areas and gaps in others. For example, the discourse in advocacy for older people has shifted to partnerships with older people, with meaningful implications that highlight "Research not about us but with us". Further, the rhetoric and imagery of aging has largely shifted from portrayals of frailty to inclusivity and equity. Tools like social media have allowed the voices of older people to be more present at various tables, allowing inter-generational interactions to become more prevalent.
Our Keynote Lecturer this year is Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia with a distinguished career researching aging, health, and gerontology across the decades. She will address the past, present, and the future: discussing changes in concepts and methods surrounding aging and also what has not changed and the challenges that still remain in addressing the needs of aging societies. Just in Canada, for the first time in history, adults 65 years and over outnumber children 14 years and under, prompting the need for social innovation at every level and sector of society. Hence, the topic of this session is not only timely but vital to build a sustainable future for all generations.
More about Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews
Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Associate Vice-President, UBC Health, University of British Columbia
Anne Martin-Matthews has a primary research focus on aging, health, and social gerontology. In recent years, she has maintained her research activities while also actively engaged in academic and research administration, serving as the inaugural Associate Vice-President Health at UBC (2019-2022), and the Acting Vice-President, Research, Knowledge Translation and Ethics, for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in Ottawa (2017- 2018). Prior to that, she completed two terms (2004-2011) as the Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging, one of 13 national Institutes of the CIHR. Under her leadership, the CIHR Institute of Aging led the development of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), launched in 2009, a 20-year study of 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. Since coming to UBC in 1998, she has held positions as Associate Dean Research, Associate Dean Strategic Initiatives, and Dean pro tem in the Faculty of Arts. She has been a member of the Department of Sociology since 2008. Prior to coming to UBC, she was founding Director of the pan-University Gerontology Research Centre, and a member of the Department of Family Studies, at the University of Guelph (1978-1997).
Anne Martin-Matthews’ publications include two books, Aging and Caring at the Intersection of Work and Home Life: Blurring the Boundaries (2008); Widowhood in Later Life (1990); three edited volumes (on methodology; policy development; and Canadian gerontology in an international context); and journal articles and chapters on health and social care, aging and social support, work-family balance, and rural aging. She is the Past President of the Research Committee on Aging of the International Sociological Association (President, 2010-2014). A former Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal on Aging (1996-2000), she is a member of the editorial board of Ageing and Society (UK).