Quebec longevity campus

Background

Faced with rapid technological change, and rapidly evolving behaviour in patients in relation to their health, the Centre of Excellence on Longevity has brought together Quebec’s centres of excellence and research in the field of aging to a single campus. This coordination of the operational activities of managers and clinicians in the healthcare network rounds out the activities of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV). Indeed, the Quebec Longevity Campus aims to anticipate innovation, support ongoing research projects and enable the birth of new, joint research projects. Regular meetings will make it possible to share information with an approach that favours collaborative working and knowledge brokering in Quebec.

Objectives

-To bring together the leadership teams of each research centre and centre of excellence in Quebec, as well as the RQRV to facilitate relationship building among each organization

-To act as a discussion forum for experts in longevity, decision makers, and stakeholders in healthcare policy, social services, and citizens, to share and convey knowledge derived from discussion forums.

-To support the RQRV in promoting research on aging in Quebec, Canada and internationally

2018 accomplishments

The Centre of Excellence on Longevity for the McGill RUIS has initiated and put in place a partnership with the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) of Toronto. This unique and synergetic partnership, the only one of its kind in Quebec, has assembled provincial university research centres on aging to finance elder care innovations for Quebec.

This exceptional Quebec Research-Clinician Partnership Program (QRCP2) has as its mission to support new and exciting initiatives on the themes of aging at home, family caregiving, mental health, care continuum, and the needs of aboriginal and rural populations.

In the context of the QRCP2, the CABHI has helped finance projects concerning the transformation of research into products, services and new practices responding to the needs and challenges we all face with the increase of longevity in Quebec.

At the end of this call for tenders, two projects were chosen for financing by the CABHI. They will soon be announced.

Partners

Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM)

McGill University Research Centre on Aging, QC

Quebec Centre of Excellence on Aging (CEVQ), QC

Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement de Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS), Université de Sherbrooke

Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV)