Together, the GRC and Department serve as a focal point for research, education and information on individual and population aging and maintain an active publications program to promote utilization of existing knowledge in the following areas: Aging and the Built Enviornment, Changing Demography and Lifestyle, Health Promotion/Population Health and Aging, Prevention of Victimation and Exploitations of Older Persons and Technology and Aging.
Read our 2016/2017 Annual Report
As Director of the Gerontology Research Centre, I welcome the gerontological community to join the GRC in embracing the challenges and opportunities ahead of us in the face of rapid population aging and social change in Canada and globally. There is little doubt that we require new research knowledge and innovative translation into practice at an accelerated pace.
In this second year as director, I will continue to support and expand several significant research networks, collaborative research grants, conferences and lecture series nested in the GRC, fund raising, and post-doctoral training fellowships, all of which lay a strong foundation for the GRC in its next phase of development. I am committed to enhancing the well-established community engagement activities that have defined the GRC since its inception. My roles on a variety of boards, committees, and organizations, especially my recent one as Chair of the National Seniors Council of Canada, will be instrumental in achieving these goals.
The GRC has a strong team of individuals with interdisciplinary knowledge, training and skills devoted to improving the lives of older adults. We look forward to continuing our collaborations and seeing you at our knowledge-sharing events. In particular, we will be hosting CAG Vancouver 2018, the 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology.