Andrew Sixsmith, scientific director of AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and director of SFU's Gerontology Research Centre, is director of the new STAR Institute, which will oversee innovation and research on healthy aging.

Research, Gerontology

SFU creates institute for tech research on healthy aging

January 31, 2017

A new research institute established at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus will channel innovation and oversee research and skill development for B.C.’s healthy aging tech industry.

The Science and Technology for Aging Research (STAR) Institute builds on a significant “critical mass” of research programs that already exist at SFU and will provide a platform for future proposals.

It will also be a conduit for collaborations with community partners, service providers, and government across disciplines and institutions.