Projects

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Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices

PROJECT Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices MORE INFO Dr. Sally Chivers was Co-Investigator and theme lead of Approaches to Care. How can we re-imagine long-term residential care by learning from and with other countries to identify promising practices for thinking about, planning, and organizing care? Our collaborative interdisciplinary, international research […]

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Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life

PROJECT Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life MORE INFO Dr. Sally Chivers is Co-Investigator on the project. What changes when artists and academics work together to centre the art, voices, and self-representations of people too often pushed to the side?  Bodies in Translation supports collaborations among artists and academics that put

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Medical Assistance in Dying: Ethical and Policy issues in Southern Rural Alberta

PROJECT Medical Assistance in Dying: Ethical and Policy issues in Southern Rural Alberta Dr. Sally Chivers is Co-Investigator on this project, working on a media scan and digital stories.  How does Medical Assistance in Dying work differently in rural settings?  Since Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) presents distinct ethical issues in rural settings, our research

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Challenging the “Nursing Home Specter” in the Age of Austerity

PROJECT Challenging the “Nursing Home Specter” in the Age of Austerity Dr. Sally Chivers is the Principal and Sole Investigator of this project. How does terror about nursing home care affect the lives of older adults who are trying to make care decisions under austerity?  Taking the phrase “nursing home specter” from Betty Friedan, my

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Imagine Aging

PROJECT Imagine Aging MORE INFO Dr. Sally Chivers is Associate Director and leads the digital story strategy for the project.  How do gender and culture matter in creating age-friendly communities? With a focus on “communities within communities,” our research team seeks promising practices that ensure older adults not only maintain healthy active lives but also

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