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Gilbrea students walk for Alzheimer’s

$1,255 raised in support of local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton.

Jan 18, 2017

Health, Aging & Society Graduate Programs Open House

Thinking about graduate studies in health and/or aging? The Department of Health, Aging & Society invites interested upper year undergrad students (Levels 3 & 4) to attend the HAS Graduate Programs Open House on Tues., Jan. 31, 2017, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, in MUSC 308/309.

Jan 12, 2017

Postdoc Fellow takes home top prize for Perspectives on Aging Photovoice project

“Spaces, Places, and Transitions: Southern Labrador Inuit Perspectives on Aging Well”, reports on Pace’s postdoctoral research project. Her research takes the form of a community-based, participatory research which seeks to understand southern Labrador Inuit perceptions of transitions into aging and dementia.

Nov 14, 2016

Preparing for Canada's Aging Population | Target of $15 million gift from Chancellor Labarge

Creating human-centred solutions to the challenges that we will all face as our society ages is one of the many goals of our Social Sciences researchers who are involved with the Institute including Dr. Jim Dunn, who specializes in urban infrastructure and Dr. Amanda Grenier, who specializes in socio-cultural aspects of aging among vulnerable older people, and is the Director of the Gilbrea Centre.

Oct 20, 2016

Seniors see high-tech cars as both friend and foe, study says

A new study led by McMaster researcher Jessica Gish (pictured) found that seniors are embracing Advanced Vehicle Technologies (AVTs) like back-up cameras and blind spot monitors, but are using them selectively. By Erica Balch, September 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016

Three Health, Aging & Society students to study at University of Oxford

Audrey Tan and Lauren Karrys, recent graduates of the Honours BA Health Studies & Gerontology program, and Peter DeMaio, also a graduate of the Honours program and a current MA candidate in Health & Aging will be setting off to the University of Oxford in the UK in September.

Aug 16, 2016

A 30-year journey for a McMaster degree

Senior Class Assistant, Ruth Simmons, talks about her experience as a student and now a volunteer at McMaster.

Mar 06, 2016

Researcher reminds us that people face homelessness at all stages of life

Amanda Grenier and her research on homelessness and aging are featured in the November 2015 issue of the Social Sciencesand Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) eNewsletter.

Sep 29, 2015

Margaret Denton is investigating how to keep Community Based Personal Support Workers safe in the work place.

Ministry of Labour funds McMaster researchers to conduct Ontario-wide survey to improve occupational health and safety.

Sep 01, 2015