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Graduate Students

PhD Students 

Sandeep Dhillon
Supervisor: Mitchell

Research Areas: Immigrant women and their perceived mental health; unmasking social stigmas and taboos related to immigrant elderly Punjabi women in Canada; social determinants of health.

Thomas Ford
Supervisor: Mahmood

Research Areas: Longterm disability; social participation; environmental gerontology; accessibility; health and aging.

Shreemouna Gurung
Supervisor: Chaudhury 

Research Areas: Exploring the delivery of person-centred care to ethnocultural minority seniors in long-term care settings.

Shawna Hopper
Supervisor: Cosco
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Research Areas: Social isolation; mental health; cognition; longitudinal analyses.

Lucy Kervin
Supervisor: Cosco
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Research Areas: Barriers and facilitators of care access and system navigation for older adults living without familial or informal support; overcoming social isolation and loneliness in later life; overcoming health inequity through community and systems-level approaches.

Boah Kim
Supervisor: Wister
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Research Areas: Community-based integrated care; informal and formal caregiving; continuity of care; healthy aging; older adults with complex needs; multimorbidity; healthcare service research.

Eireann O'Dea
Supervisor: Wister

Research Areas: Generativity (desire among individuals to help and teach the next generation) and formal and informal activities; cultural generativity; impact of COVID-19 and volunteering.

Indira Riadi
Supervisor: Cosco
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Research Areas: Mental health; community-dwelling older adults; digital mental health; and community-based research and methodology.  

Kishore Seetharaman
Supervisor: Chaudhury
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Research Areas: Architectural design; environmental gerontology; therapeutic environments for mental health; design for dementia; age-friendly and dementia-friendly neighbourhood planning and design; qualitative methods; mixed methods; visual methods; particapatory action research.

Samantha Teichman
Supervisor: Mitchell
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Research Areas: Grief, death and dying; families and carework; communication technologies as care.

Becky White
Supervisor: Sixsmith
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Research Areas: Healthy lifestyles and wellness.

Ziying Zhang
Supervisor: ChaudHury
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Research Areas: Dementia care; long term care; person-centred approach; meaningful engagement.

MA Students

Julie Deroff
Supervisor: Wister

Research Areas: Resilience; social support; widowhood; partner loss; equity deserving groups; LGTBQ2S+ older adults; mental health. 

Habana Gutierrez
Supervisor: Wister

Research Areas: The transition and integration processes from one's home to Long Term Care.

Niloofar Hedayati
Supervisor: Chaudhury
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Research Areas: Environmental Gerontology with a focus on health-promotive neighbourhoods for older adults.

Esme Maki
Supervisor: Chaudhury

Research Areas: The lack of cultural humility in Long Term Care that has detrimental impact on Racialized and immigrant older adults.



Rachelle Patille
Supervisor: Mahmood
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Research Areas: Age segregation; generational divide; intergenerational relationships/connections; lived experiences of older adults who partake in intergenerational opportunities; quality of life; CER (Community Engaged Research).

Caralyn Randa
Supervisor: ChaudHury
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Research Areas: Holistic support for staff in long-term care; creative ways to engage older adults with dementia from the community to end-of-life care.

Farinaz Rikhtehgaran
Supervisor: Mahmood
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Research Areas: Age-friendly cities; walkable built environment; public space accessibility for older people and people living with different kinds of disabilities; CER (community engaged research); urban co-design.

Sadia Sharmin
Supervisor: Chaudhury
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Research Areas: The quality of life of people with dementia in long-term care settings; person-centered care.

Marissa Stalman
Supervisor: Chaudhury
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Research Areas: The lived experiences and teachings of persons living with dementia and their care partners, caregivers, families, and chosen families; person-centred care; end-of-life, hospice, and palliative care; systemic issues in long-term care; substance use and mental illness in the older adult population.


Celebrating 40 years