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Leading research in seniors care

Dr. Veronique Boscart moved to Canada after starting her nursing career in Belgium where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), a Master’s of Nursing Science and a Master’s of Education from the University of Ghent. Veronique continued her scholarly activities at the University of Toronto, completing her doctoral degree in nursing and post-doctoral work focusing on knowledge translation. Veronique has extensive nursing experience including working as a clinician, educator, manager and researcher in an international setting.

Today, Veronique holds the CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Chair for Colleges in Seniors Care and works with Conestoga’s faculty and students and health care professionals at Schlegel Villages. She’s also involved at the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and holds an Assistant Clinical Professor position with the School of Nursing at McMaster University.

Veronique also holds an adjunct assistant professor position at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo as well as an adjunct scientist position in Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology (iDAPT) at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network.

Veronique’s research interests focus on evidence based care in gerontology, curriculum development of gerontological education for nurses and health care professionals as well as care models for residential care settings.

Dr. Veronique Boscart

Dr. Veronique Boscart
Executive Director, Canadian Institute for Seniors Care, CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Seniors Care

Our team

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Michelle Heyer

Chair, Seniors Care

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Linda Sheiban Taucar

Schlegel Associate Research Chair

Carly Szabo

Carly Szabo

Training Specialist

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Meaghan Davey

Research Project Manager

Regina Dryngiewicz

Regina Dryngiewicz

Program Assistant

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Lauren Crutchlow

Project Development Officer

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Keia Johnson

Research Services Assistant

Support the advancement of seniors care

With the support of traditional funding and our partners, we’re able to work towards our vision, mission and mandate to enhance education, training and research related to the care and quality of life of our senior population.

If you’re interested in supporting the Canadian Institute for Seniors Care at Conestoga College by making a monetary or in-kind donation, please contact us today.

Your donations help the institute with:

  • Scholarships and internships – giving health care students hands-on experience in caring for seniors
  • Community involvement – giving seniors in our community access to quality care
  • Research initiatives – giving the Canadian Institute for Seniors Care the appropriate resources and tools to continue research.