Listed below is information on the Centre on Aging's research forums.
Overcoming the challenge of rehabilitating older adults with combined vision and hearing loss
Dr. Walter Wittich
Chercheur d’établissement, CRIR Responsable du Site & Coordonnateur de Recherche Clinique, MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
On July 1, 1982, the Centre on Aging was founded at the University of Manitoba as the first institute established through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s experimental program of research centres.
Fast forward to today, as the Centre on Aging celebrated its 30th year at the University as a long-standing aging research centre in Canada.
It Takes a Village (and University) to Care
On March 20, the Centre on Aging held its 19th Research Forum at Fort Garry campus. Presenting was Dr. Michael Sharratt, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo (UW); Executive Director, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Over 60 people attended to hear about this unique partnership between University-Private builders-Government.
Dr. Sharratt focused on the Schlegel Villages built at the University of Waterloo. Developed by the Schlegel family, the concept of the Villages is to provide affordable housing to seniors while simultaneously providing researchers with an opportunity to interact with the Village residents. As Dr. Sharratt identified, he’s had unique experiences at the Schlegel Villages through his interactions with the residents.
Dr. Sharratt presented the residential and University community with an idea of how different parties can come together to not only improve the lives of seniors in the community, but work together.
Following Dr. Sharratt’s presentation and a light luncheon, attendees engaged in a panel that focused on housing issues. Joining Dr. Sharratt in discussions were Mr. Mike Balshaw, Community volunteer; Dr. Lois Brockman, Housing Committee Chair, University of Manitoba Retirees Association; and Ms. Laura Rempel, Master’s student, Department of City Planning. Dr. Menec chaired the panel. Forum attendees and the panel engaged in discussion about housing ideas for seniors.
Centre on Aging's 18th Research Forum: Dr. David Butler-Jones
On Friday, March 11, 2011, Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), presented highlights from PHAC's annual report, Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2010 Growing Older—Adding Life to Years. The report's theme focused on aging, and in particular touched on age-friendly communities. The presentation was well attended in addition to the follow up in-depth discussion, which took place at the luncheon immediately following
Highlights from 17th Research Forum: March 26, 2010
Samuel Weiner Distinguished Visitor Award recipient
John Creswell, PhD
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Co-editor: Journal of Mixed Methods Research