Community-university conference: new perspectives on learning in the Downtown Eastside

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The Health and Adult Development Lab’s research involves older adults from many cultures.

Join the Health and Adult Development Lab for a unique conference showcasing psychology students’ research in the Downtown Eastside.

Jennifer Lay, Dr. Christiane Hoppmann, and the Health and Adult Development Lab invite you to learn about their latest findings on social engagement/disengagement and technology use among culturally diverse seniors.

Through a partnership with the UBC Learning Exchange, this two-day conference on May 3rd to 4th, brings together UBC students, faculty members, and community members to share research and strategies for learning and social change.

Click here for more information and to register

Conference fee

  • The cost is on a sliding scale with meals included. This fee will go entirely to help cover the cost of food (two morning refreshments, two lunches, and one dinner). Anyone is eligible for a bursary.
  • If you are in the Department of Psychology, let us know you’re coming! Email jennifer.lay[at]psych.ubc.ca to register.

Student talks
Student talks are held on May 3 in the afternoon.

  1. Emily Siu, 4th year undergraduate psychology student: “Do electronic devices make good company for seniors?”
  2. Dania Salih, 4th year undergraduate psychology student: “Cross-cultural differences in prosocial behaviour among seniors: An experience-sampling study”
  3. Jennifer Lay, 2nd year health psychology PhD student: “Being alone need not be lonely: Varieties and predictors of positive solitude experiences in older adults’ daily lives”

The Health and Adult Development Lab’s research involves older adults from many cultures and walks of life (including recent Chinese immigrants and DTES residents). They are committed to making their findings meaningful and useful to their participants. They will also be holding a workshop at the conference to discuss their findings with study participants, as part of an ongoing knowledge exchange with these communities.