New at the CLSA

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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. 


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.