Prizes – IA-CAG Student Poster Competition

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Past IA-CAG Student Poster Competition Winners


The CIHR Institute of Aging (IA) and the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) sponsor the Student Poster Competition at each CAG Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting. A prize of $500 is awarded in each of the following categories: Master, PhD, and Post Doctoral.

Posters on topics within any of CIHR's four themes or even across themes are eligible. These themes are:

  1. Biomedical;
  2. Applied clinical science;
  3. Health services and systems research; and,
  4. Social, cultural, environmental and population health.

Graduate students should present research projects based on work undertaken at the graduate level and not at the undergraduate level. Undergraduate students are not eligible.

It is important to note that the poster must stand on its own merit and not require additional verbal explanation. Posters will be judged with students in attendance (mandatory) by three judges at appointed times during the CAG Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.

To enter the competition, you must submit an abstract to the general CAG Call for Abstracts noting the formats for the Poster Session, and indicating your intent to participate and your trainee category: Master, PhD, Post Doctoral, on the form.

For questions about submitting a poster application through the CAG Call for Abstracts contact the CAG secretariat.

For more information on this prize please visit the Canadian Association on Gerontology Website.

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Past IA-CAG Student Poster Competition Winners



  • Valérie Poulin (Université de Sherbrooke): Factors Influencing the Validity of Proxy Information to Assess Social Participation after Stroke


  • Sander Hitzig (York University): Time of Day and Age Effects on Executive Functioning: Inhibition, Updating and Shifting
  • Malini Persaud (University of Toronto): Pleasure in the Daily Lives of People Living with Advanced Dementia in a Long-Term Care Facility: Multiple Case Study Approach

Post Doctoral

  • Dr. Danielle St-Arnaud McKenzie (Université de Montréal): The Contributory Role of Meals to the Evolution of Nutritional Status in Hospitalized Geriatric Patients



  • Stephanie Brown (University of Ottawa): Gender differences in discharge destination following TBI


  • Linda Wood (University of Manitoba): Life chances and health choices: An examination of the relationship between social factors and personal health practices across age groups

Post Doctoral

  • Rossitza Nikolova (Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal): Catastrophic decline and functional status
  • Patricia Ebert (Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Toronto): Predictors of memory compensation strategies in healthy older adults



  • Christian Bergeron (Université de Sherbrooke): Traduction et Validation du Worry About Victimization (WAV) auprès d'une population âgée
  • Andrea Gruneir (Brown University, RI): An Examination of Depression in Patients with Advanced Illness - Prevalence, Treatment, and Correlates

Andrea Gruneir


  • Shireen Surood (University of Calgary): Role of Acculturation in Depressive Symptoms of Older Chinese Immigrants In Canada

Shireen Surood

Post Doctoral

  • Maureen Ashe (GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver): Association Between Physical Activity and Health Care Resource Utilization Among Older Adults

Maureen Ashe

Resident/Medical Fellow

  • David Jones (Dalhousie Internal Medicine Program): Is the Common Infeasibility of Performance-Based Measures of Mobility and Balance Informative? Long-Term Outcomes in Relation to Missing Data in The Canadian Study of Health and Aging.



  • Peter Laycock (University of Calgary): Relocating Veterans: Perceptions of Preparation, Control, and Change

Peter Laycock


  • Philip Berardi (University of Calgary): Chromatin Remodeling During Call Aging and Oncogenic Transformation

Philip Berardi

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