New at the CLSA

2019
Dec
3 rd

CLSA Participant Spotlight

Larry, 60, is a social worker, marathoner, and disability rights advocate. He joined the CLSA in 2014.

Q: Could you share with us a little about your journey with aging?

I was in a bad car accident in 1990 where I sustained a brain injury and I made myself some promises after that. One of the promises was (I was 30 years of age at the time) that I’d return back to work one day, and the other one was to run a marathon because I couldn’t walk. What I found is that running the marathon was easy, changing people’s minds was not.

2019
Nov
22 nd

Trainee Spotlight: Q&A with Marc Bedard

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your path before joining the CLSA My name is Marc Bedard, and I am currently a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa. It’s hard to fathom at this stage of my career, but I have officially spent over 10 years in post-secondary education.

2019
Nov
11 th

Public Event: Deciphering Resiliency through the CLSA

On June 11, 2019, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) sites at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia hosted a public event, Deciphering Resiliency through the CLSA. 

2019
Oct
25 th

Save the Date: the Summer Program in Aging (SPA 2020)

A unique, interactive training program, the Summer Program in Aging (SPA 2020) will run from June 7-12, 2020 at the Hockley Valley Resort, approximately one hour north of Toronto, Ontario.

 

2019
Oct
10 th

CLSA local site investigator receives AMA Medal for Distinguished Service

Dr. David Hogan, local site investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) in Calgary, has been honored by the Alberta Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association with a Medal for Distinguished Service.

2019
Sep
20 th

Trainee Spotlight: Q&A with Lavanya Huria

What is your name?

Hi! My name is Lavanya Huria, and I am 21 years old. I am majoring in Economics with minors in Statistics and Management at McGill University, so my classes are generally quite varied. I am originally from India, but I moved to Dubai in 2005, and I grew up there before moving to Montreal for my undergraduate degree.

2019
Sep
20 th

CLSA investigator receives highest honour in Canadian health sciences

Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, considered one of the highest honours for members of the country’s health sciences community.

2019
Sep
11 th

Q&A with Dr. Brent Richards: Metabolomics in the CLSA

The Canadian Frailty Network, the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA), the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Metabolon, Inc. are part of a collaborative partnership to develop a $4-million research program. Through the endeavor, Metabolon will leverage its proprietary metabolomics platform to analyze blood samples from Canada’s largest and most comprehensive study on aging. We sat down with Brent Richards, M.D., M.Sc., from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, to discuss the Canadian population health collaborative study that is aimed at discovering key frailty biomarkers to shed light on why some people become frail, determine the severity of frailty and what can be done to help avoid the condition. 

2019
Sep
9 th

Data Collection Site at Dalhousie University closed due to Hurricane Dorian

The Data Collection Site at Dalhousie University is closed Monday, September 9, 2019. Please note that service on the CLSA toll-free line (1-866-999-8303) is not affected.

2019
Jul
29 th

CIHR Funding Opportunity: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts

A new funding opportunity from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will support research that uses existing cohort data, administrative datasets and data platforms that link to or allow access to datasets from multiple sources, including the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).