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Department of Anthropology

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About Us

Our faculty members have backgrounds in economics, human geography, political science, social work, and sociology. These disciplines provide the multiple lens through which we view health and aging.

Undergraduate Programs

Our BA programs in Health Studies and Gerontology provide a multi-disciplinary focus on the study of aging and in-depth knowledge on a wide range of topics and issues in gerontology.

Graduate Programs

Take a critical social science perspective and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health and/or aging.


Research in the Department of Health Aging and Society examines a wide range of issues and topics related to the fields of health studies and social gerontology.

Latest News & Events

Gavin Andrews Awarded Doctor of Science by the University of Nottingham

Acting Chair and Professor of Health, Aging & Society, Gavin Andrews, was awarded a prestigious Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), by the University of Nottingham on December 8.
Dec 08, 2021

Analysis: Want to solve the housing crisis? Address super-charged demand

Industry Professor, Health, Aging & Society, Stephen Pomeroy, was featured in the Conversation.
Nov 30, 2021

#HASTalks: Unpacking the complexity of public preferences for and beliefs about dying at home in Canada

Co-hosted with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging. Laura Funk (she/her), Professor of Sociology and social gerontologist at the University of Manitoba, examines the interface between public policy and peoples’ interpretations of the meaning of dying at home.
Nov 15, 2021

Public libraries and faith-based organizations join forces to address homelessness

Post-doctoral fellow, Kaitlin Wynia Baluk, was featured in the Conversation.
Oct 20, 2021

#HASTalks: Acceleration, contestation, and interconnection: “Vaccine nationalism” through a global lens

Y. Rachel Zhou, Professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University, will offer a contextualized understanding of vaccine nationalism by attending to the complex relationships between COVID-19 and globalization.
Oct 04, 2021

Virtual #HASTALKS 2021-22

#HASTALKS brings together bright minds to discuss a wide range of subjects that foster learning, inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter in our field. Join us for the upcoming 2021-22 online sessions. All are welcome!
Sep 27, 2021