New at the CLSA

2020
Apr
6 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
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
Feb
5 th

Apply now: 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.

 

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. 

 

2019
Dec
17 th

DataPreview Portal and Magnolia Maintenance - December 19-20, 2019

Please note that our online data access application system, Magnolia, will be unavailable on Thursday, December 19, 2019 and the CLSA DataPreview Portal will be unavailable on Friday, December 20, 2019.

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.