The Centre on Aging offers a Research Seminar Series in which Research Affiliates and graduate students have an opportunity to share insights into their research and discuss current issues. Meetings alternate between the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses and are held monthly from September to March. Presentations are interdisciplinary and include faculty members from Arts, Dentistry, Engineering, Environment Earth and Resources, Human Ecology, I.H.Asper School of Business, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Science, and Social Work. A goal of this series is to strengthen interdisciplinary research in health and aging.
Each year the Centre hosts a one-day Spring Research Symposium, which promotes dialogue between university researchers and the community-at-large. The Symposium program typically includes opening plenary and afternoon keynote sessions as well as concurrent sessions. Faculty Fellowship and Student Scholarship awards are presented. Research posters by researchers and students are presented to encourage promotion and dissemination of knowledge of aging in the community. Organizations and community agencies display information. The Symposium brings together researchers, students, seniors, and representatives from community organizations, health and social agencies, and government.
The Centre on Aging also hosts a Research Forum. The Forum provides an opportunity for researchers and experts to meet their colleagues, discuss current issues, and identify others with similar interests for possible future collaboration. Also, throughout the year, guest speakers are invited to present information on age-related topics.
See how the Centre on Aging has celebrated its 25th anniversary (2007) and its 30th anniversary (2012).
The Centre on Aging has invited knowledgable presenters and co-sponsored events to discuss relevant topics in aging. View the page for recent presenters.