Current Students

Current Course Offerings

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
GERO 101 D100 Aging and Society Sharon Koehn
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
GERO 300 E100 Introduction to Gerontology Atiya Mahmood
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
GERO 301 E100 Research Methods in Gerontology Susan Crawford
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2280, Vancouver
GERO 406 D100 Death and Dying Sharon Koehn
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
GERO 407 C100 Nutrition and Aging
Distance Education
GERO 412 E100 Special Topics in Gerontology III (Long Term Care Administration) Daniel Levitt
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2280, Vancouver
GERO 420 C100 Sociology of Aging
Distance Education
GERO 803 G100 Analytical Techniques for Gerontological Research Andrew Wister
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1525, Vancouver
GERO 806 G100 Interdisciplinary Theories in Gerontology Andrew Sixsmith
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 3122, Vancouver
GERO 822 G100 Families, Communities and Health Barbara Mitchell
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1525, Vancouver
GERO 850 G100 MA Internship TBA
Location: TBA
GERO 889 G100 Directed Studies TBA
Location: TBA
GERO 898 G100 MA Project TBA
Location: TBA
GERO 898 G200 MA Project TBA
Location: TBA
GERO 899 G100 MA Thesis TBA
Location: TBA
GERO 899 G200 MA Thesis TBA
Location: TBA
GERO 998 G100 PhD Thesis TBA
Location: TBA
GERO 998 G200 PhD Thesis TBA
Location: TBA

Student Caucus

The Gerontology Graduate Caucus (GGC) is the graduate student organization of the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. The GGC represents Gerontology graduate students in discussion of academic and intellectual issues at both the departmental and university level. The GGC also promotes career opportunities in Gerontology and organizes social and recreational activities for Gerontology graduate students. The GGC is a member of the Simon Fraser Student Society and maintains an active relationship with the Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection – Connection Étudiante. Some of the current projects of the GGC include coordination of social and networking events including the annual GGC Career Night. Look for upcoming articles and announcements from the GGC in future newsletters.

If you would like to learn more about us, please contact the GGC Chair, Patrick Aubert at  

Student Zone

While the faculty and staff in the Department of Gerontology are available for advice and guidance, the ultimate responsibility for completeness and correctness of course selection, for compliance with and completion of program and degree requirements and for observance of regulations and deadlines, rests with the student. Graduate Regulations can be found in the University Calendar.

The Department of Gerontology's Policy on ACADEMIC HONESTY IN COURSEWORK - a MUST read!


Graduate Caucus

  • Chair : Vacant
  • Vice-Chair : Denise Beaton
  • Secretary : Eireann O'Dea
  • Treasurer : Patrick Aubert
  • Social Coord : Vacant
  • GSS Rep : Mhairi Campbell
  • Member-at-Large : Bonita Nath

Gerontology Graduate Caucus Annual Report 2013-2014


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MA Thesis Completion Option

MA Capstone Project Completion Option

Examples of Capstone Project Proposals

Examples of Systematic Reviews

Examples of Grant Applications