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May 18, 2022
Dementia Learning Summit welcomes participants from across Canada

On May 3 and 4, the Dementia Learning Summit, hosted by the Canadian Institute for Seniors Care at Conestoga College,...


May 13, 2022
Conestoga granted $1.6M to expand dementia care training program

The Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre (FSC), a pan-Canadian initiative dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills needed to...


March 13, 2022
Funding will support intergenerational connections and learning

Conestoga is among three colleges that have been granted $611,720 from the Public Health Agency of Canada for the development...


October 1, 2021
Conestoga community marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Several virtual events and initiatives held across the Conestoga community marked Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation....


June 12, 2021
Conestoga expert appointed to national standards committee for long-term care

Dr. Veronique Boscart, executive dean of Conestoga’s School of Health & Life Sciences and executive director of the Canadian Institute...


May 17, 2021
School of Health & Life Sciences achieves full BPSO designation

A virtual showcase held March 31 to celebrate the School of Health & Life Sciences’ three-year pre-designation journey to become...


May 5, 2021
Free dementia care training available in multiple languages

A dementia care training program developed and launched through the Canadian Institute for Seniors Care at Conestoga earlier this year...


April 25, 2021
COVID-19: local experiences in healthcare and education

On March 24, Dr. Veronique Boscart, executive director of the Canadian Institute for Seniors Care at Conestoga and executive dean...


January 26, 2021
Conestoga launches national Institute for Seniors Care

Building on almost a decade of leadership in the delivery of education, workforce development and applied research focused on improving...


September 11, 2020
Investing in students and the future of our community - The Cowan Foundation

Supporting students in their efforts to access education that leads to in-demand careers is an important step towards building successful...


June 25, 2020
Funding will help curb the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care homes

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded Conestoga $75,000 in funding as part of the...


June 25, 2020
Grant will support program aimed at intergenerational learning

The Government of Canada has awarded Conestoga’s Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care $25,000 through its New Horizons for Seniors...


June 16, 2020
Cowan Foundation invests $5 million to support PSW training

The Cowan Foundation is today announcing a $5M major investment in Conestoga College and its partnership in a broader $10M...


June 8, 2020
Conestoga granted $1.2M to support workforce innovation

The Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre, a research and collaboration hub dedicated to preparing Canadians for employment success and...


May 11, 2020
Supporting the long-term care sector

To support those living and working in long-term care homes, Conestoga’s Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care has launched a...


January 27, 2020
Conestoga workshop shares best practices for implementation of Living Classrooms

College administrators and faculty from across the province recently attended a full-day best practices workshop delivered by Conestoga’s Schlegel Centre...


December 2, 2019
Funding renewal supports delivery of training in long-term care

Conestoga College, in partnership with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation,...


April 12, 2019
Student-run PR agency provides real-world experience

Third-year students in Conestoga’s Bachelor of Public Relations (PR) program welcomed the college community to the Idea Exchange at the...


January 11, 2019
Dr. Veronique Boscart appointed president of Canadian Association on Gerontology

Dr. Veronique Boscart, director of Conestoga's Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care, has been named president of the Canadian Association...


September 28, 2018
Conestoga named Best Practice Spotlight Organization by RNAO

Conestoga has been named a pre-designate Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). The...


June 20, 2018
Dr. Veronique Boscart receives Order of Merit Award from Canadian Nurses Association

On June 19, Conestoga’s Dr. Veronique Boscart, director of the Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care, received the Order of...


May 10, 2018
Funding renewal supports research for seniors care

More than $2.1 million will be invested over the next five years to support continued research at Conestoga College that...


March 22, 2018
New research network will improve care for Ontario seniors

Ontario will invest more than $2 million to support researchers at Conestoga College, the University of Toronto and the Bruyére...


April 13, 2017
Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care launched at Conestoga

Community partners, supporters and friends joined representatives from Conestoga College, Schlegel Villages and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA)...