Public lectures and events

Free Lecture | Resilience and Older Adults: Challenges for Individuals and Communities

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 7:00 PM

This free public lecture is being offered as part of The 28th Annual John K. Friesen Conference. For more information about the conference, please click here.

In this lecture, Dr. Wiles will draw upon her work in the area of collective and community-level resilience to address resources and challenges faced by older adults living in communities, especially those that are marginalized. Her talk will make the case for the need to think about resilience in contextualised ways including at the broader community level. Some of the emerging issues and questions to be discussed include: why should we think about resilience at the level of communities and beyond? What is community resilience and how can it be fostered? How can we enhance the strengths of older people and communities? And can a focus on fostering resilience address inequities embedded in historical and cultural contexts?

Dr. Wiles is an Associate Professor with the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland, NZ.

This free event is co-sponsored by the Liberal Arts and 55+ Program and the SFU Seniors Lifelong Learners Society.

Date(s): Mon, June 10, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Location: Segal Centre, SFU Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Admission: Free and open to adults enrolled in Liberal Arts and 55+ Program courses, but please register here.

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts Non-Credit Certificate



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