Professor | Canada Research Chair Tier 1

Office: SFU Vancouver, Room 2800

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Zheng Wu

In Memoriam

Zheng Wu is Professor of Gerontology and Canada Research Chair in Aging and Health at Simon Fraser University. He is also affiliated with University of Victoria’s Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health, University of Washington’s Centre for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and Xi’an Jiaotong University’s Institute Population and Development Studies. His research interests reach across numerous aging-demographic topics, with long-standing interest in family demography. His current research program is concerned with trends and patterns of aging population in Canada, focusing on union formation and dissolution in later life, and physical and psychological wellbeing of older adults.


  • PhD (Social Demography), the University of Western Ontario
  • MA (Sociology), the University of Victoria
  • BA (English), Beijing International Studies University

Currently Teaching


Demography; family; social gerontology; population health; sociology of mental health; immigration; race and ethnicity; survey methodology; statistics