Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) organizes two annual community engagement events: John K. Friesen Conference and Ellen M Gee Lecture. Follow us on twitter @sfugero to receive updates on future events!

Friesen Conference Series

John K. Friesen contributed vision and leadership wherever he lived and worked. In British Columbia, he has a distinguished record of public service with many organization and as a major contributor to the Gerontology Research Centre's research, training, and information dissemination activities. He established the John K. Friesen Conference in Gerontology to provide an important source of professional development to those working with seniors and to act as a catalyst for new research. More info on this year's Friesen Conference:

>> Hold the date for Friesen 2019 - May 13 + 14, 2019 <<

Ellen M. Gee Memorial Lecture

Dr. Ellen Gee, one of Canada's most distinguished social demographers, feminists and gerontologists passed away suddenly in November 20012. To commemorate her accomplishments, an endowment fund has been established with an initial $5000 contribution from university to support the Ellen M. Gee Memorial Lecture Series in Gerontology.

16th Annual Ellen M. Gee Memorial Lecture | Widowhood and Depression: A Longitudinal Study of Older Persons in Rural China | RSVP here ->

Sat, 20 October 2018 | 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM PDT


Donations to support these events can be made to the Ellen M. Gee Memorial Lectures  or Friesen Conference Series in Gerontology Fund at the following address:

Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre
SFU Vancouver Campus
2800-515 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3