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Health, Aging & Society welcomes Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor

From March 23 to 24, 2017, Dr. Gary Evans of Cornell University will be at McMaster as a Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Feb 24, 2017

Health, Aging and Society Spring/Summer 2017 Undergraduate Course Offerings

Thinking about taking courses this Summer? Not sure what to take? Find out what courses the Department of Health, Aging and Society will be offering in the upcoming Spring/Summer 2017 academic session!

Feb 21, 2017

Homelessness: Where does one die when one has nothing?

Radio-Canada did a French-language interview with Amanda Grenier (Health, Aging and Society) for a story about palliative and other health care for aging homeless people.

Feb 06, 2017

McMaster students will soon be able to minor in mental health studies

McMaster students will soon be able to add a minor in mental health and addiction to their current degree program.

Jan 24, 2017

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

Building Healthy Communities

Jim Dunn, Chair of McMaster’s Department of Health, Aging & Society and Nick Kates, Chair and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, co-led the Building Healthy Communities events which drew more than 800 faculty, staff, students and community members for a range of events. Building Healthy Communities was part of the Big Ideas, Better Cities, series of public events at McMaster.

Oct 31, 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