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Made-at-CHHM innovation wins Grand Challenges Canada funding to improve surgeries in low resource settings
Drill Cover Project aims to reach every hospital in need of a safe, sterile surgical drill for fixing broken bones
Congratulations Maureen Ashe– Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility
Dr. Maureen Ashe, Core Researcher at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM), Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility. Today at UBC, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the appointment of Ashe, and 305 other researchers from all disciplines across 53 post-secondary institutions in Canada.
People in the dark about arthritis, ‘the most disabling condition in Canada’
Carly Weeks - The Globe and Mail - November 15, 2012
CHHM's Erin Macri wins Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her research that focuses on developing new and cost-effective strategies for treating knee Osteoarthritis
In Canada, arthritis is the highest cause of disability in women, second in men, and total annual cost estimates approach $33 billion.
Evaluating Canada’s 48-hour hip surgery benchmark, comparing patient outcomes after different surgery wait-times.
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute features CHHM study
Research accolades to the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) scientists
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, CHHM Core Research Member, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience
Can group medical visits promote physical activity and treat depression?
If a single medicine could prevent or treat numerous diseases, including depression, would you take it? Would you recommend it to your friends, to your family? If there ever were a ‘silver bullet’ to better health it would be physical activity. As a medicine, physical activity is described as a “polypill”–a single treatment effective in improving a wide variety of outcomes, including risk of several cancers, heart disease, diabetes, as well as depression.
Pedestrian Crossing Ahead
Health-care practitioners recommend walking for its many benefits. Some benefits, such as muscle strength, and endurance, are obvious. But walking can also contribute to psychosocial wellbeing through social interaction and community engagement. These factors are especially important for older adults. Yet there may be some hidden challenges to walking within a community such as crossing the street. Depending on the neighbourhood “built environment," crosswalks can be hectic, filled with distractions. Meeting the time demands of the crosswalk can be difficult for older pedestrians3, especially those with mobility challenges.
CHHM helps make communities more livable for older adults
Better sidewalks, benches, washrooms key for people with mobility challenges
Back to the Future: Getting a FReSH Start after hip fracture
Slips, trips and broken hips are all too common in people over age 65. For those older adults who experience a hip fracture, recovering from the trauma of the fall, the hip fracture surgery and the hospital stay may pose some challenges.
CHHM Doc takes Best of Fest in LA Film Festival
Kudos to Callista Haggis and Farzine MacRae, whose film I’d Rather Stay won "Best of Fest" at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival in LA. Their short film was guided by research from the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, and focuses on how the neighbourhood built environment is affecting the health and wellbeing of Canada’s rapidly aging population.
Canadian Biomaterials Society elects CHHM Researcher as President
Dr. Rizhi Wang is elected to the top post for an organization that promotes the development of biomaterials science, technology and education in Canada
Helping our parents age in place
In 2015 a major shift occurred in Canada’s population: for the first time there were more Canadians over the age of 65 than under the age of 15. Currently at 5.8 million, the number of Canadian 65 years of age or older will double in the next 25 years.
Guest Editorial: Physical Activity and Workplace Sedentary Behaviour
Physiotherapy Canada, Volume 64, Number 1 / 2012
Congratulations to Drs. Heather McKay and Joanie Sims-Gould, recipients of a Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable Award
Kudos to Drs. Heather McKay and Joanie Sims-Gould, who received a 2016 Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies International Research Roundtable Award. These research awards support meetings of scholars from the international community, Canada and UBC, for two to five days. Scholars have a unique opportunity to explore broad themes within an interdisciplinary environment, and to advance excellence in research in those areas.
CHHM Walk for Arthritis Team 2019
On Saturday June 1, 2019, the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility Team participated in the Walk for Arthritis held at Olympic Village. Thanks to the team’s fundraising efforts, which included contributions from Trainee Committee members, students, researchers and family members, the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility donated $705 to The Arthritis Society. Our team played an important role in helping achieve nearly $1 million in donations across Canada, which will be put towards a great cause in supporting the millions of Canadians living with arthritis. Congratulations to the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility Team for all the fundraising they did!
Re-Imagine Aging: Adding Life to Years
The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility is uniting an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners in the field of aging. The topic on the table at the three-day conference is the aging population in Canada and in many parts of the world. The proportion of older adults in the population is growing faster than any other age group. This rapid demographic shift has been classified as one of the world’s most challenging, urgent and ‘wicked problems’ –it calls for immediate change at every level of society.
Dr. Bob Sallis on his recent visit to CHHM and walking in BC
In June 2014 Dr. Bob Sallis—world leader in the Exercise is Medicine Movement—visited CHHM as the first leg in his province-wide tour.
Strength training does more than bulk up muscles
Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
CHHM 4th Annual Action Planning Day
CHHM principal investigators, trainees and research staff gathered at our new home, the Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre, to celebrate research success in the past year and to discuss future sustainability strategies for the Centre.
Consensus Statement from the first Economics of Physical Inactivity Consensus (EPIC) Conference (Vancouver)
Looking at the impact of physical inactivity pandemic through an economic lens
Interactive storytelling to surface issues and opportunities in community on the evolution of caregiving in an aging society
All are welcome to a free event to re-imagine caregiving in the face of our aging demographic on Tuesday, May 10, at the Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre. The Centre for Hip Health & Mobility in partnership with Gen Why Media will host an evening of performance, storytelling, intergenerational dialogue, and expert and community insight to ignite an important conversation about the culture of care in our changing society.
Dr. Edward J Harvey lectures at CHHM
CHHM hosted the annual Meek Visiting Professor Lecture in the CFI-funded i2i Lab (Innovation to Implementation/Impact) this afternoon. Dr. Edward Harvey, Co-Director of the JTN Wong Lab for Bone Engineering, Professor of Surgery, McGill University, and Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), was the visiting professor this year.
Aging boomers send city planners to the drawing board – with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility!
Lisa Carver, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, December 2011
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