Monthly Events

GERO Interdisciplinary Graduate Trainee Reading Group
Meets Monthly

Each month the co-leads and trainees meet to discuss a journal article or book chapter related to a trainee’s research.
The trainee leads the interdisciplinary group in a discussion on the article, and reflects on the greater application and implication for GERO research. The trainee then writes a blog post reflecting key points brought up in the meeting in order to share the discussion with people outside of the group.

Read Laura’s blog post from the July Reading Group


Past Events

Navigating the Tempest: Nursing Practice during COVID-19

29 Oct 2020
UBC Nursing Symposium (Online)

To complement the 52nd annual Marion Woodward Lecture, the UBC School of Nursing is hosting a virtual panel discussion bringing together Canadian nursing experts to speak to the myriad of ways COVID-19 is impacting health and healthcare in British Columbia and beyond.

“A Kaleidoscope of Experience” at the Dementia without borders event

July 11, 2019
UW Medicine

“A kaleidoscope of experience” is how one participant, a poet named David Leek, described the July 3rd, 2019 Dementia Without Borders event, a first-of its-kind celebration at the Peace Arch Provincial Park in Surrey, BC.

The festival, co-hosted by UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center and the UBC Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, aimed to celebrate the creativity, advocacy, and social citizenship of persons living with dementia. The event reflected efforts of many in the Pacific Northwest to reinforce the rights and strengths of community members who live with dementia. These include increasing resources such as post-diagnosis education and support, as well as dementia awareness training in the community, to ensure persons with dementia receive the respect and inclusion they deserve.

Members of the Dementia Without Borders organizing committee: Alison Phinney, Paulina Malcolm, Gloria Puurveen, Rebecca Hung (British Columbia); Marigrace Becker, Lee Burnside, Paula Schwimmer and Linda Anderson (Washington State)

Family Councils in BC: From Individual to Collective Advocacy in Long-term Care
October 23, 2017


Making SENSE with Families in Long Term Care: A Knowledge Translation Intervention Study

July 12, 2017

A presentation on a recently completed study involving knowledge translation intervention. SENSE (Support, Education, Networking & Sustained Engagement) is a pilot project for workshops that are co-created with families and friends of someone who is in long term care.

The Impact of Visual Art for People With Dementia in Transitional Care

December 1, 2015     

Mike Wilson (FHA), Landon Mckenzie (Emily Carr University) and Alison Phinney (UBC) will be presenting their research collaboration that has examined how paintings can help those with dementia locate themselves within a building and other impacts of the artwork in the space
Dr. Alison Phinney 

Central City, Surrey

First Steps in Career Building for Emerging Researchers

Nov 12, 2015

First Steps in Career Building for Emerging Researchers from UBC Nursing on Vimeo.

This talk will focus on key elements of starting to build a career as a researcher. Dr. Baumbusch will draw upon examples from her own career pathway to provide realistic illustrations of how to maximize opportunities to engage in research career related activities.

BIO: Jennifer Baumbusch directs a research programme on health care delivery and nursing practice with older adults. Her focus is particularly in long-term residential care, family contributions to care delivery, well-being among individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, and knowledge translation.
Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch
UBC Hospital

Here Comes the Boom: The Pivotal Role of Nursing in Seniors Care

Sept 22, 2015

The aging population is not “new” news. Yet we continue to see media reports, policy papers, and research studies that point to the inadequacy of healthcare services to meet the needs of older adults. In this presentation, Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch presents findings from her program of research that consider ways to improve access and quality of care for this population and the pivotal role that nursing needs to take in leading the way forward
Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch
UBC Hospital