York Circle Lunch & Lecture
Please join us in person on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 9 a.m. for the York Circle Lecture Series, with host and moderator Jennifer Steeves, Associate Vice-President Research (AVPR).
Hear from two of York’s leading faculty members on interesting topics related to this year’s theme – The Pandemic: COVID’s impact on Canada’s health care system. The York Circle Lecture Series is open to our community of alumni and friends. Complimentary coffee, light snacks and lunch will be provided.
9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.: Registration, coffee and light snacks9:45 a.m.: Opening remarks 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: First session 11 to 11:20 a.m.: Break 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.: Second session 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Complimentary lunch 1 p.m.: Event ends
The following speakers will be featured:
Not just virtual, but virtuous reality: Therapeutic uses of VR for people with cognitive, sensory, and mobility impairments
Lora Appel (IBBA ’07), Assistant Professor, School of Health Policy & Management, Faculty of Health
Virtual reality technology is increasingly being relied upon as a valuable tool in healthcare, for skills training as well as screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications. The pandemic has emphasized and called attention to the unmet needs of our growing aging population; at the same time, it ensured that digital and virtual care are here to stay. This talk presents some of the emerging research in therapeutic VR interventions across the spectrum of care from acute to community settings.
Obesity management during COVID and beyond – how to tip the scales in your favour
Jennifer Kuk, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health
The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges to our health. For some of us, this period was also associated with rapid weight gain, while others were more successful at managing their weight. Learn about the science behind why weight loss is so hard, and strategies that may help tip the scales in your favour.