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Wellness Wednesday: Social Connections and Your Community
12:00pm-2:00pm, Mar 4, 2020
Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Lower Level, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
BC Brain Wellness Program
Cultivating and maintaining social connections can improve happiness and wellbeing as we age. Hear from experts in social connectedness, stress reduction, and community building and learn how you can boost your social life (and your brain health)!
Dr. Annalijn Conklin
Dr. Conklin’s research examines the broader social-level factors that influence nutrition-related behaviours and outcomes among adult populations, with a strong policy interest in better designing and evaluating interventions to prevent and manage chronic conditions.
Dr. Nancy Sin
Dr. Sin’s research focuses on biological and behavioural pathways linking daily well-being and stress to health. Her work has shown that emotional responses to daily stressors are associated with inflammatory, neuroendocrine, and autonomic mechanisms that are implicated in the development of aging-related conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Dr. Sin is particularly interested in daily positive events as protective factors for stress processes and health.
Amie Peacock is a chief storyteller for social connectedness while changing the face of loneliness and social isolation. She is the creative, innovative founder and Executive Director of Beyond the Conversation and Liminal Change Consulting. Her formal training includes BCIT and Capilano University.