Conference: Carrying Debt to the Grave?

Conference: Carrying Debt to the Grave?

Categories: Panel Discussions

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

5208 Richcraft Building

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Mary Giles, 2752,


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About this Event

Host Organization: SPPA

The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University (Ottawa) will be holding a day of discussions on August 8 around the issue of debt and the elderly.

Panel Sessions:

Does Debt Impair Health?

Fenaba Addo, University of Wisconsin
Lynda Colley, Alzheimer Society of Ottawa
Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy, Credit Counselling Society
Moderator: Saul Schwartz, Carleton University

Insolvency and Overindebtedness

Amy Mix, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, an affiliate of AARP
John Pottow, University of Michigan
Debb Thorne, University of Idaho
Moderator: Robert Lawless, University of Illinois

International Perspectives

Catarina Frade, University of Coimbra
Luciane Lucas, Federal University of Southern Bahia and University of Coimbra
Tamara Madern, Hogeschool Utrecht
Moderator: Nadja Jungmann, Hogeschool Utrecht

Policy Implications

Wanda Morris, Canadian Association of Retired People
Jane Rooney, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (to be confirmed)
Laura Watts, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, University of British Columbia
Moderator: Calum Carmichael, Carleton University

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Thank you to our other sponsors: Office of the Vice-President (Research and International), Faculty of Public Affairs, Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Coimbra, University of Illinois, and the Canadian Association of Gerontology.

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