Very successful Fall Forum 2015

A very successful Fall Forum was held in early November, attended by many retired faculty and partners as well as by a small number of persons from Third Age Learning Guelph. Dr. Brenda Vrkljan of McMaster presented an informative lecture on the character and potential driving habits of elderly persons, based on studies of older drivers in Canada and abroad. Emphasizing that driving was an important element in modern social life and was central for most elderly remaining healthy and active in their community, she discussed the main characteristics and techniques of the Continue reading “Very successful Fall Forum 2015”

University’s Strategic Renewal Project

An invitation for UoG retirees to contribute to the University’s new strategic planning process …

The President of the University of Guelph has initiated a Strategic Renewal Process … “an opportunity for [the University] to articulate a common purpose that will shape the University’s future”. Dr. Vaccarino invites broad participation:
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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 been tracking the health and Continue reading “Fall Forum 2015”