Andrew Sixsmith, PhD

Andrew Sixsmith, PhD
Job Title: 
Deputy Director IRMACS Center, Applied Mathematics and Computing Science, Simon Fraser University; Professor and Director of Gerontology Research Center, Gerontology, Simon Fraser University Canada
Session(s): 
Thursday

Dr. Andrew Sixsmith is Professor and Director of the STAR Institute at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, and is Scientific Director of AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence. He has been researching in the field of technology and aging research since the 1990s in Europe and Canada. The federally-funded AGE-WELL NCE, Inc., aims to harness the potential of information and communication technologies to benefit seniors. Dr Sixsmith’s particular role is to exploit research outcomes and drive innovation, build capacity within the research and commercial communities and to make Canada a world leader in the technology and aging sector.