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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, and the Centre on Aging is celebrating its 30th year at the University as a long-standing aging research centre in Canada.
Please join Centre on Aging staff and Research Affiliates, as the Centre on Aging formally celebrates its 30th anniversary. A reception will be held to mark this special occasion.
Friday, April 5, 2013
108 Cross Commons Room
St. John’s College
University of Manitoba | Fort Garry Campus
RSVP by Thursday, March 28, 2013
Phone 204.474.8754 or
All are welcome to attend!
Past research forums
Listed below is information on the Centre on Aging's research forums held in the last three years.
Centre on Aging's 19th Annual research forum: Dr. David Butler-Jones
It Takes a Village (and University) to Care
Dr. Michael Sharratt
Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo (UW)
Executive Director, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
On March 20, the Centre on Aging held its 19th annual 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 Annual 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. This year'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
View Dr. Butler-Jones'presentation (PDF).
Dr. David Butler Jones (far left), Centre Director Dr. Verena Menec (centre), and Centre Associate Director Jim Hamilton (right) pose for a photo
Highlights from 17th Annual 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
Dr. Creswell is the latest recipient of the Samuel Weiner Distinguished Visitor Award. This award was first made in 1980 from funds donated to the University of Manitoba by Samuel Weiner. Mr. Weiner was a European immigrant who became a successful Winnipeg entrepeneur, and was keenly interested in research.
John Creswell's courses and writings focus on research design, qualitative methodology, and mixed methods research. Dr. Creswell co-directs the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research which provides support for scholars at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dr. Creswell presented to a group of close to 200 participants at the Bannatnye campus:
"Mapping the Landscape of Mixed Methods Research Today"
Following a delicious light lunch, over 70 participants reconvened for an in-depth workshop, led by Dr. Creswell, on how to design a mixed methods study, including how to write a mixed methods article for submission to a peer reviewed journal. During the presentation Dr. Creswell discussed two journal articles as examples of mixed methods research.(Classen et al article; Ivankova & Stick article)
John Creswell also had the opportunity to meet with researchers and students from a variety of disciplines during his first visit to Winnipeg.