Thursday, Apr 21, 2022
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Join Kate Dupuis, Ph.D., C.Psych., to learn about creative expression and its importance for health and well-being as we age. Dupuis is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and researcher exploring the many benefits of the arts, including how bringing generations together to connect creatively can benefit all involved. Her research aims to explore what it means to be “artistic” and identify barriers to participation in the arts so we can find ways to engage older adults in arts-based activities. You’ll leave feeling inspired to create and understand the many benefits of participating in the arts.
Kate Dupuis, Ph.D., C.Psych., is a researcher and a registered Clinical Neuropsychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is the Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging at the Centre for Elder Research at Sheridan College and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). She is also a professor in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies at Sheridan College. In her research, Dupuis explores how participation in the creative and performing arts can serve to support the health and well-being of older adults and those who care for them. In particular, she is passionate about discovering the personal characteristics of individuals who are drawn to participate in the arts, and identifying and addressing potential barriers (e.g., physical, psychological) to participation.