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Virag Olivia, MA Student

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Olivia Virag

MA Student

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

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Olivia Virag is currently completing her Master of Arts in Health and Aging under the supervision of Meridith Griffin. Her main research focus is studying the perspectives of older adults participating in a community-based hospital-to-home rehabilitation program. Olivia currently works within the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University as a Research Project Coordinator. Olivia has been coordinating research projects for over 7 years studying disadvantaged, marginalized and vulnerable populations. Her volunteer work includes mentorship and fundraising.



MA Candidate, Health & Aging, McMaster University

BA (Honours) Health Studies, McMaster University, 2013



Supervisor, MPH Clinical Placement, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University, 2021

Facilitator, End-of-Life Conversations and Planning, Extendicare Canada, 2018

Supervisor, Nursing Research Practicum, School of Nursing, McMaster University, 2018

Supervisor, Clinical Education Placement, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 2017

Facilitator, Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care, Pallium Canada, 2016

Supervisor, Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars, School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University, 2016, 2017, 2018



Research Project Coordinator, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, 2020- Present

Project Coordinator, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 2015-2019

Project Coordinator, School of Social Work, McGill University, 2015-2019

Project Consultant, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2016

Clinical Research Project Coordinator, McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences, 2013- 2015