New at the CLSA

2020
Jun
30 th

LGBTQ+ research using the CLSA platform

June is Pride Month in Canada. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is an important scientific resource that includes data that can be used to address the health and well-being of individuals from midlife to older age who identify as LGBTQ+. In honour of Pride Month, the CLSA recognizes all those celebrating, including the participants, researchers, staff and supporters within the LGBTQ+ community who have contributed to the success of the CLSA.

2020
Jun
29 th

CLSA response to COVID-19

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is dedicated to supporting and improving the health and quality of life for all people living in Canada through conducting high-quality research.

In the past month we have all been challenged by the disruption and risks the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has introduced into our lives. From physical distancing and social isolation to job uncertainty and travel restrictions, we have seen unprecedented change. At the CLSA, this has also meant adapting how we do research to act in the best interests of our participants and staff.

2020
May
26 th

CLSA research projects receive $1.77M in federal funding

Twenty-six research teams from 14 universities and research institutions across Canada have received a combined total of $1.77 million in funding to support analyses of longitudinal data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

2020
May
20 th

Trainee Spotlight: Q&A with Carly Whitmore

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Carly Whitmore and I am a PhD student and Vanier Canada Scholar in the School of Nursing at McMaster University. I am from a small town in Eastern Ontario and completed my undergraduate degree in nursing at Trent University.

2020
Apr
22 nd

National study collecting data on aging adults’ experience during COVID-19

How does a pandemic affect the physical and psychological health of adults as they age? Does COVID-19 have an impact on the delivery of regular health-care services? Does a COVID-19 infection lead to long-term health problems affecting the lungs or brain?

2020
Apr
15 th

Apply now: the Summer Program in Aging (SPA)

Please note that the SPA 2020 program, which was to be held from June 7 to 12, has been postponed to early June 2021 due to COVID-19.

2020
Mar
12 th

Researchers use CLSA data to examine link between cognition, hearing and vision loss

By Patrick Lejtenyi, Concordia University

There is a long-established and widely recognized link between declines in sensory acuity — particularly hearing and vision — and cognition. Data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), involving tens of thousands of participants across the country aged 45 to 85, backs this up.

2020
Feb
23 rd

Statistical Analysis Centre changes its name to Data Curation Centre

With the goal of better reflecting the mandate and day-to-day activities of the Centre, the Statistical Analysis Centre has changed its name to the Data Curation Centre, or DCC.

2020
Feb
18 th

CLSA epigenetics data now available

Epigenetics data from nearly 1,500 participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) are now available for access by approved researchers.

 

2020
Jan
8 th

Data Collection Site at Dalhousie University is closed Wednesday, January 8, 2020 due to inclement weather

The Data Collection Site at Dalhousie University is closed Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Please note that service on the CLSA toll-free line (1-866-999-8303) is not affected.