Welcome to SFU Gerontology 

Simon Fraser University offers several comprehensive and innovative programs in Gerontology -- the multidisciplinary study of physical, social and psychological aspects of aging and older adults. 

At the graduate level, we have rigorous substantive and research methods curriculum in the MA and PhD programs. The MA program offers students options of a thesis or capstone project, as well as Internship opportunities, and the PhD affords advanced gerontological training. Our Post Baccalaureate Diploma program provides tailored curriculum for individuals intending to gain coursework-based educational training in gerontology. The Minor in Gerontology option is an opportunity for students to supplement their major area of study in this important and expanding field. (Read more)

Events Calendar

Deadline to apply for graduate programs is February 28, 2018 --> more info here

MA thesis defense: HC room 7000 (1:00 PM) A Reformulation and Assessment of the Global AgeWatch Index: Inclusion of a Gender-based Domain // Oladele Ademola Atoyebi --> Feb 27, 2018 --> more info here 

MA thesis defense: HC room 1415 (10:00 AM) Stories of Resident-to-Resident Aggression: Fears and Experiences in Long-Term Residential Care // Denise Beaton --> Feb 26, 2018 --> more info here

Lecture: Feb 28, 2018 HC room 7000 (3:30-4:30 PM) Ageing in Quebec medium-size cities: challenges and opportunities // Paula Negron  --> more info here

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor (Department of Gerontology) – Tenure Track  --> more info here