New at the CLSA

2020
Dec
1 st

Trainee Spotlight: Q&A with Andrea Mayo

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Andrea Mayo, and I am a student at Dalhousie University, completing my PhD in health. My focus is on lifestyle behaviors and preventing and/or reducing frailty. I am from East Hants, Nova Scotia; however, I completed my Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the University of New Brunswick.

2020
Nov
24 th

CLSA response to COVID-19

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is dedicated to supporting and improving the health and quality of life for all people living in Canada through conducting high-quality research.

In the past month we have all been challenged by the disruption and risks the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has introduced into our lives. From physical distancing and social isolation to job uncertainty and travel restrictions, we have seen unprecedented change. At the CLSA, this has also meant adapting how we do research to act in the best interests of our participants and staff.

2020
Nov
6 th

CLSA local site investigator named Distinguished Member of the Canadian Association of Gerontology

Dr. Verena Menec, Manitoba site lead for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), has been named a Distinguished Member of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG), recognizing her dedication to improving the lives of older Canadians.

2020
Oct
1 st

$4M investment launches national study on COVID-19 antibodies in older adults

A $4-million investment from Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force will launch a national study to investigate the burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection among aging Canadians, a population that has been shown to be at greatest risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 disease. 

2020
Sep
22 nd

Data Collection Site staff at Dalhousie University may experience power outages due to inclement weather

Due to impending weather conditions, CLSA staff working at Dalhousie University may experience power outages on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Scheduled participant appointments may be affected. If you are a participant and need to get in touch about an appointment, please contact info@clsa-elcv.ca. Please note that service on the CLSA toll-free line (1-866-999-8303) is not affected.

2020
Sep
14 th

Statement on Indigenous identifiers in the CLSA

In consultation with leaders in the field of Indigenous health research and members of the Indigenous community, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is currently reviewing its policies and procedures related to the governance and use of Indigenous identifiers in the CLSA.

2020
Sep
8 th

Trainee Spotlight: Q&A with Avery Ohman

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Avery Ohman. I am an M.Sc. student in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. I previously completed my undergraduate degree in health sciences with a minor in gerontology at the University of Ottawa.

2020
Jun
30 th

LGBTQ+ research using the CLSA platform

June is Pride Month in Canada. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is an important scientific resource that includes data that can be used to address the health and well-being of individuals from midlife to older age who identify as LGBTQ+. In honour of Pride Month, the CLSA recognizes all those celebrating, including the participants, researchers, staff and supporters within the LGBTQ+ community who have contributed to the success of the CLSA.

2020
May
26 th

CLSA research projects receive $1.77M in federal funding

Twenty-six research teams from 14 universities and research institutions across Canada have received a combined total of $1.77 million in funding to support analyses of longitudinal data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

2020
May
20 th

Trainee Spotlight: Q&A with Carly Whitmore

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Carly Whitmore and I am a PhD student and Vanier Canada Scholar in the School of Nursing at McMaster University. I am from a small town in Eastern Ontario and completed my undergraduate degree in nursing at Trent University.