MIRA Graduate Scholarship Program (includes sMAP co-funded scholarships)

Deadline to apply: December 16, 2022 Funding available: Master’s awards $15,000 over one year; PhD awards $18,000 over one year (MIRA & Labarge streams) or $36,000 over two years (sMAP stream) The MIRA Scholarship Program offers scholarships at the Master’s and PhD level in three distinct streams: The MIRA Scholarship in Aging Research for applicants interested in interdisciplinary approaches to MIRA’s identified priority research areas; the Labarge Mobility Scholarship for applicants..

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Matthew Ruder – Recipient of MIRA and Labarge Scholarship for 2021

Matthew Ruder, student in the sMAP CREATE Program and a PhD Candidate in the department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Science receives MIRA and Labarge Scholarship to study assessing validity and sensitivity of remotely collected wearable sensor data in patients. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that involves a loss of cartilage and change in bone and..

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sMAP CREATE Researchers Receive Award

Among the recipients of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) is Dr. Rong Zheng from the department of Computing and Software, Faculty of Engineering (and the Lead on sMAP CREATE Program), in collaboration with the Faculties of Health Sciences and Humanities. The awarded funds will be used..

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Featured Pathfinder – A CAS-781 Mobility in Aging Project

Pathfinder is a motion detecting smart LED Guidance System developed in CAS-781 “Mobility in the Aging Population” (Part 2) In this unique course, 8 students from and 6 co-designers worked together to build prototypes and algorithms to address mobility challenged faced by older adults. Group 1 (Guha, Jessica, Fiona, Dennis and Len) designed a modularized and customizable night light..

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Featured sMAP researcher: Michelle M. Porter, PHD, University of Manitoba

Featured sMAP researcher: Michelle M. Porter, PHD, University of Manitoba The SMAP CREATE program was fortunate to interview Dr. Michelle Porter, a collaborator for the SMAP CREATE program. Dr. Michelle Porter is the Director of the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba, a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and a leader in the..

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Co-designers partnering with trainees to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches to Mobility and Aging!

Co-designers partnering with trainees to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches to Mobility and Aging! Trainees of the CREATE program are looking forward to working alongside co-designers; volunteers who are 65+ providing unique experiences to shape and support trainees group projects on mobility and aging. Co-designers will be invaluable resources for trainees as they contribute their experiences both professionally and..

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Engineering education for a virtual world

Engineering education for a virtual world July 31, 2020 (Allyson Rowley) Part 1: Here are the stories of three engineering educators at McMaster, who are pioneering new ways to teach and learn from home. Hear from Qiyin Fang, Elizabeth Hassan and Michael Justason from the Faculty of Engineering. “McMaster Engineering is a community that pivots,” says Ishwar K. Puri, dean of..

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Rong Zheng and team awarded NSERC funding to improve mobility for the aging population

Rong Zheng and team awarded NSERC funding to improve mobility for the aging population June 2, 2020 (Jessie Park) As a winner of NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program, Zheng and team will receive $1.65M to advance research in smart mobility for older adults. McMaster University professor Rong Zheng and a team of researchers in McMaster University,..

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