RIA Awarded 2021 Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging

Posted On: November 18, 2021

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The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) has been awarded the 2021 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute for Aging Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging. The prize recognizes outstanding achievements and excellence in bridging the gap between aging research and practice.

This award recognizes the contributions of three RIA initiatives addressing nutrition, dementia care and infection control respectively. All of which promote best practices in care to enhance quality of life for older adults.

The third initiative highlighted is a collection of education modules on infection prevention and control for team members in LTC.  The education was developed by the Ontario CLRI at the RIA to address a pressing need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life and care for older adults. The RIA tackles some of the biggest issues facing an aging population by integrating research, education and practice. The RIA develops solutions that make a difference to benefit older adults everywhere.

The RIA supports a world-class research team, including nine Schlegel Research Chairs (soon to be 14), four Schlegel Specialists, and over 20 research scientists.  The RIA has core partnerships with Schlegel Villages, University of Waterloo and Conestoga College, and collaborates with many other academic institutions and organizations.  The RIA is located in Waterloo with unique-in-the-world infrastructure that brings together researchers, students, health professionals, older adults and care partners to learn with and from each other.

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About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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