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Our Lab Newsletter 

The Cognitive Aging Lab is excited to present the first issue of our newsletter. This issue includes findings from recent studies in our lab, awards won by our lab members, and opportunities for participants to get involved in research. Whether you are a participant interested in results from a study that you participated in or are generally curious about the work of the Cognitive Aging Lab, our newsletter is for you!

We Are Accepting Senior Research Participants!

Are you aged 60+?

Researchers at Ryerson University invite healthy individuals aged 60+ to participate in on-campus studies (downtown Toronto) that involve interesting tasks of thinking abilities, such as memory and attention. Participants will be compensated for their time.

Please contact the Cognitive Aging Lab if you are interested!

(416) 979-5000 x 4987 or email us at

Get Psyched! Engaging with Aging and Psychology

This year the fourth annual Get Psyched! Engaging with Aging and Psychology event was held on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at Ryerson University as part of the Chang School’s 50+ Festival. This free event consisted of talks in the morning on decision making in old age and challenges faced by informal caregivers, followed by conversation sessions in the afternoon on particular topics in aging research including meditation and mindfulness, healthy sleep habits, and social engagement on the internet. For further details and registration for future events please visit or

Alive Inside documentary viewing

To see a clip click here

Inspired by the Alive Inside documentary, the Ryerson campus iPod Drive to support the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Music & Memory iPod Project took place on September 16th to 20th, 2013. Click here for more information. Ipod Drive:

Toronto Public Library Talks

CAL members, primarily graduate students and RAs, have presented at five Toronto public libraries: Deer Branch, Goldhawk Park, Annette Street, Spadina Road, and the Toronto Reference Library, to promote healthy aging. Their most recent talk on January 31st, 2012, at the Toronto Reference Library attracted an audience of over 160 people!

CAL was invited to participate in the Toronto Reference Library event: Boomers and Beyond: Explore & Engage! This event showcased organizations that support and offer opportunities for engaged living for older adults. It was held on Friday, October 26, 2012.