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


Professor Mitchell describing GERO 408, a Gerontology course in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU YouTube Link

PARTICIPANTS WANTED: Parental Transitions to Retirement Study 

TSSU Job Postings

Postings for the Fall semester will be available July 4.

Hiring priorities for TA's/TM's.


Recent Faculty Publications

Chaudhury, H., Campo, M., Michael, Y., & Mahmood, A. (2016). Neighbourhood environment and physical activity in older adults. Social Science & Medicine, 149, 104-113. LINK

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