Fall Forum 2015

Shifting Gears: Changing Perceptions About Older Drivers in Canada
Brenda Vrkljan, PhD, Associate Professor, McMaster University
November 5, 2015, 2:00 pm
University of Guelph Arboretum
Brenda is the lead investigator of the McMaster-Candrive team, a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)-funded initiative (http://www.candrive.ca/). Her passion for promoting safe and functional mobility across the lifespan is the theme that “drives” her research. Over the past five years, the Candrive cohort study has beenĀ tracking the health and driving patterns of over 1000 drivers aged 70 or older at sites across Canada as well as a site in each of Australia and New Zealand.

She is also co-principal investigator of another project involving the development of an in-vehicle camera system for tracking the actual driving performance of older drivers (https://auto21.ca/en/subcontent?page=ae2107) and is co-investigator on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (http://www.clsa-elcv.ca/). The principles of ageing-in-place of choice and universal design inform her current and future program of research.

Along with Dr. Vrkljan’s talk, we expect to have a representative of local law enforcement, outlining current practices and procedures for older drivers as required by the Ontario Ministry of Transport.

Please join us for this event and encourage your fellow retirees to come out also. As usual we will have light refreshments for everyone.

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