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Andrew Wister regularly supervises the CODE version of SA 420 Sociology of Aging for the Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Dr. Wister is the Director of the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and University Professor in the Department of Gerontology, where he spearheaded the development of the Masters in Gerontology and PhD in Gerontology programs. He is an internationally recognized expert on aging issues, policies, research and training and has also been active in the Canadian Association on Gerontology, receiving the Distinguished Member Award in 2014. Dr. Wister is also the past Chair of the National Seniors Council of Canada.
As the lead on the Simon Fraser University Data Collection Site and Computer Assisted Telephone Interview Site, Dr. Wister is a core member of the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA). Dr. Wister has written over 90 highly cited peer-reviewed articles, 15 books and monographs, and numerous chapters, reports and other publications on: social isolation; resilience and aging; baby boomer health dynamics; population aging and population health; environmental adaptation among older adults; patterns of family and social support; and life-course trends and transitions.
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