The Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults wishes to highlight this international event by sharing a video to promote the free training Pour que vieillir soit gai (so that aging is gay).

Read more: Research Chair Highlights the International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 2018 (October, 2018) →

On October 24, the conference “Together... promoting quality of rights of residents” will be held by Handicap Vie Dignité (HVD). Sponsored by the Hélène Rumak Fund, this day will focus on the rights of residents and how to advocate for them, in public long-term care settings.

Read more: The Chair will participate in the conference day organized by Handicap Vie Dignité, the... →

On June 29, the Chair's advisory committee met. Composed of internal and external evaluators at the University of Sherbrooke, the committee aims to assess the Chair annually based on the completion of its research activities.

Read more: The Chair's advisory committee approves the five-year plan of research activities. (July, 2018) →

From July 23 to 26 the 9th working session was held of the Open-ended Working Group on Aging at the United Nations in New York. This working group is interested in the rights of older adults, more specifically towards the development of an international convention on the rights of older adults.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu participates in a Working Group on Aging of the United Nations. (July, 2018) →

Traveling to Canada for various professional engagements, Ritu Sharma, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Delhi in India, requested a meeting with Marie Beaulieu on June 28. The objective was to discuss their respective expertise and interests in order to establish possible partnerships.

Read more: The Chair welcomes Ritu Sharma, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychology at the... →

The 14th Global Conference on Ageing, organized by the International Federation on Ageing, will be held in Toronto from August 8 to 10, 2018. Activities will be held under the theme of Healthy Ageing (Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing - From Evidence to Action).

Read more: The Chair will participate in the 14th Global Conference on Ageing organized by the International... →

On May 24, and 25, 2018, the biennial training days for regional coordinators took place. Jordan Bédard-Lessard and Isabelle Maillé, two students who have completed their Master’s of Social Work theses under the direction of Marie Beaulieu, Chairholder, each gave a lecture on the issues of volunteer accompaniment in the context of mistreatment.

Read more: The Chair was present at the Training for regional coordinators. (May, 2018) →

In recent weeks, the Chair's team has published two scientific articles. A first in the journal “Intervention” by the l’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ) (Order of Social Workers and Marital and Family) and a second in the journal “Vie et vieillissement” (Life and Aging) led by the Association québécoise de gérontologie (Quebec Association of Gerontology).

Read more: The Chair publishes in the journal “Vie et vieillissement” and in the magazine "Intervention."... →

On May 18, 2018, Caroline Pelletier and Roxane Leboeuf, two students of the Chair, received excellence scholarships as part of the Scientific Day of the Research Centre on Aging.

Read more: Two students from the Chair receive scholarships for excellence. (May, 2018) →

Fanta Fane is just finishing her Master's degree in Social Work at the Université de Sherbrooke under the direction of Marie Beaulieu. She did her essay on domestic violence among immigrant women. Here is the summary:

Read more: A student of the Chair presents her Master's thesis on domestic violence among immigrant women.... →

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If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

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