Together with the Gerontology Research Centre, the Department serves as a focal point for research, education and information on individual and population aging. We offer a Minor, Diploma, Masters, and Ph.D. with concentrations in 'environment and aging' or 'health and aging'. Courses take place at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus.
News & Events
The Social Sciences and Humanities of Canada Funded Study (2014-2018) "Parental Transitions to Retirement Study"
led by Dr. Barbara Mitchell (Principal Investigator) is currently
For additional information, please click on this link
Professor Mitchell describing GERO 408, a Gerontology course in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU YouTube Link
Recent Faculty Publications
Health care equity for ethnic minority older adults.
S. Koehn; M. Badger
Aging as a Social Process: Canadian Perspectives, 6th ed.
Fact Book on Aging for British Columbia and Canada - Sixth Edition
A.V. Wister; A. Sixsmith;
R.G. Adams; L. Kadowaki