Despite being essential workers, women physicians’ struggle with work-life imbalance has only become exacerbated during the ongoing pandemic. A Simon Fraser University-led study of Vancouver area women physicians found that most felt their pandemic experience is substantively different than that of male physicians—given their primary responsibility for unpaid care work at home and ongoing, pre-pandemic gender inequity.
New research reminds us how important it is to call, visit and write to the older adults in our lives this holiday season and into the new year. Researchers from Simon Fraser University found that older adults who continue to engage in a variety of activities, including connecting with family and friends, reduced their risk of developing dementia.
The findings of a rapid evaluation project from Simon Fraser University’s Science and Technology for Aging Researching (STAR) Institute and 411 Seniors Centre Society suggest the B.C. government didn’t do enough consultation and provide enough support for seniors and older adults when it announced the BC Vaccine Card, a primarily digital proof-of-vaccination system, in September.