Pre-Conference Events

October 20, 2016

Pre-registration required; please see the Registration page.

Mentorship Experience

Are you interested in connecting one-on-one with a leader in your specific area/field of interest?  If so, then our mentorship experience may be for you!

This year we are hosting the fourth Student Connection- Connexion Étudiante (SC-CÉ ) mentorship experience. The purpose of this experience is to create and support mutually beneficial relationships between emerging and experienced scholars. We will match each student or recent graduate with an expert leader who is both knowledgeable and experienced in their field.  We will offer a 2 hour mentorship facilitation session designed to establish a new mentorship relationship tailored to the needs of the student/recent graduate. This will be held on Thursday, October 20th from 9:30-11:00am immediately prior to the SC-CÉ preconference events.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please click the “Mentorship Experience” box on the CAG2016 registration form when registering for the conference. By clicking the box, you are expressing an interest for further information and does not commit you to being part of the experience.  You will be contacted by e-mail by Kristen Bishop, SC-CÉ Mentorship Experience Coordinator in the upcoming weeks with further details.

Call for Mentors

Are you interested in becoming a mentor to the next generation of gerontologists in Canada? If so, we are looking for you!

After great success last year, we will be hosting the third CAG-ACG Student Connection-Connexion Étudiante mentorship experience. The purpose of this experience is to create and support mutually beneficial relationships between emerging and experienced scholars. We will match mentors with a current student or recent graduate who share similar interests and invite you both to attend a two hour mentorship facilitation session on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 9:30-11:00am.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please click the box on the registration page. By clicking the box, you are expressing an interest for further information and are not committing yourself to being part of the experience. If you do express an interest, you will be contacted directly by Kristen Bishop, SC-CÉ Mentorship Experience Coordinator, in the upcoming weeks with further details. At that time you will also be asked to provide information to help us more accurately match a student to your area of expertise or research interest. If you have any further questions please contact Kristen Bishop, SC-CÉ Mentorship Experience Coordinator.

CIHR-SC-CÉ Luncheon

CIHR-SC-CÉ Luncheon with Dr. Yves Joanette, Scientific Director of CIHR Institute of Aging

Thursday, October 20, 2016
11:00am – 1:00pm
By Reservation Only

Sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging in collaboration with the Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection-Connexion Étudiante (SC-CÉ). 

Technology and Health Pre-Conference Workshop

Technology and Health Pre-Conference Workshop

Thursday, October 20, 2016
1:00pm – 2:30pm
By Reservation Only

This workshop called “Technology and Health” introduces emerging scholars to new innovations in aging research. The session will begin with demonstrations from Braze Mobility and Winterlight Labs and be followed by a panel discussion focused on bridging the gap between basic science and social science research.

Sponsored by the Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection-Connexion Étudiante and AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE).

Research Center Tour

Tour of the Research Center of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal

Thursday, October 20, 2016
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Meet at the Student Connection Display Table

Come join us on a guided tour of the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. Join your fellow students as you tour a research institute implementing research on health systems and services as well as biomedical, clinical, social, cultural, and other factors that have an impact on the elderly.

Sponsored by the Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection-Connexion Étudiant and the Centre de recherche à l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal.

Conference Events

October 21-22, 2016 | Register Now!

50/50 Fundraiser Ticket

Student Connection 50/50 Fundraiser Tickets for Sale

Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2016
During Conference Breaks
Meet at the Student Connection Display Table

Delegates are invited to purchase tickets for a 50/50 draw to support the Student Connection. Raffle tickets are on sale during conference breaks for $2.00 each or three for $5.00.  Winner will be announced Saturday afternoon.

Sponsored by the Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection-Connexion Étudiante.

SC-CE Symposium: Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom: How to Survive your PhD and other Grad School Perils

Saturday, October 22, 2016
13:30pm – 15:00pm

From a student perspective, this symposium explores challenges and opportunities for graduate students. Graduate student presentations will cover topics such as changing supervisors, work-life balance, moving from academia to industry, and how to enjoy your graduate school experience.

Sponsored by the Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection-Connexion Étudiante.

50/50 Fundraiser Draw

50/50 Draw Winners Announced

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Meet at the Student Connection Display Table

Winners will be posted at the student connection fundraiser table immediately following the morning keynote session.  Come and see if you are a winner!

Sponsored by the Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection-Connexion Étudiante.

AGM and Student Representative Meeting

SC-CÉ Annual General Meeting and Student Representative Meeting

Saturday, October 22, 2016
6:00pm – 6:30pm

Come meet the SC-CÉ Executive Committee and the student representatives. Learn more about the benefits of student and recent graduate membership in the CAG-ACG and how to become a student representative. All are welcome to attend.

Sponsored by the Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection-Connexion Étudiante.

Student Social

SC-CÉ Student Social Night Out

Saturday, October 22, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Meet at the Student Connection Display Table
No RSVP required but sign up at the media display table is appreciated.

All students and recent graduates are invited to attend an enjoyable night out on the town.  We will meet at the student connection table at 19:30 to travel together to a restaurant (to be determined) for dinner. All attendees are responsible for their own costs.

Sponsored by the Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection-Connexion Étudiante.