CaHRU student wins Graduate Student Award to present at international Aging and Society conference

JV1Jolien Vos, Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral student at CaHRU, won a prestigious Graduate Scholar Award to present at this year’s Aging and Society conference in Manchester on the 7th and 8th November 2014. This fourth international interdisciplinary event will bring together experts from different disciplines with a common interest focused on the theme of ‘diversity and aging’.

Aging and Society gives a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards to students with an active academic interest in the field made through a competitive application and review process. Graduate Scholars get the opportunity to chair sessions, participate in Talking Circles, meet experts in the field, and interact and network with colleagues. Recipients are entitled to free registration for the conference, given recognition during the conference proceedings and cited on the conference website. Jolien will be trained the day before the conference to make the most of this exciting opportunity. A wonderful opportunity at this early stage in their career!

Manchester1Jolien and Dr Karen Windle will both attend the Manchester conference in November, presenting work on the research stream of “Older People and Wellbeing” at CaHRU. Jolien will present ‘Cast Adrift in the Care System? A Systematic Scoping Review of Care Navigation for Older People with Multimorbidity‘ which forms part of her doctoral studies aiming to gain an understanding of how older people with multimorbidity navigate the complex health and social care system.


By Jolien Vos

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