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January 11, 2019 10:15 AM

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 on Gerontology (CAG) for a two-year term.

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Dr. Veronique Boscart has been named president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology.

Founded in 1971, CAG is a national multidisciplinary association for those who research, work and have an interest in the field of aging. Between 2014 and 2017, Boscart served two terms on CAG’s board of directors and was initially involved with the association early in her career as a student member.

As Conestoga’s CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Seniors Care, Boscart combines extensive clinical practice experience with graduate education, postdoctoral research focused on knowledge translation, and teaching expertise. Her research interests include evidence-based care in gerontology, curriculum development in gerontological education for nurses and health-care professionals, and care models for residential care settings.

Under Boscart’s leadership, Conestoga’s Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care works in collaboration with researchers, health care professionals and the community to develop innovative education, improve workforce development and strengthen care practices in order to support care for seniors and their families across Canada.

Boscart is also involved with the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging and holds an assistant clinical professor position with the School of Nursing at McMaster University, as well as an adjunct assistant professor position at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, and an adjunct scientist position in Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology (iDAPT) at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

In 2018, she received the Order of Merit, Research Award from the Canadian Nurses Association for her outstanding contribution to nursing.