Spring Research Symposium
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Centre on Aging's 6th Symposium workshop

May 7, 2019
9:00 am–12:00 pm
University College | 218-220 Dysart Road  | Fort Garry Campus

Our workshop will put the spotlight on the University of Manitoba as an Age-Friendly University.

A showcase will provide information on existing programs and services at the University, followed by a discussion on how the University can be more age-friendly.

Workshop schedule

8:30–9 am                    Registration
9–9:45 am                    Age-Friendly University of Manitoba information
9:45–10:30 am             Break and showcase of offerings at the University of Manitoba
10:30 am–12 pm          Table discussions—How can the University of Manitoba be more age-friendly?
1:30–3:30 pm               Campus tours  

Campus tours

If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore or use the University of Manitoba’s spaces and services, sign up for one of our tours. Tours will be offered starting at 1:30 pm. Visit

  • ArtLab: Tour the School of Art’s ARTlab spaces building which was completed in 2012.
  • Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall (Taché Hall): Visit the John J. Conklin Theatre, which opened in 2017, and find out about the Black Hole Theatre’s upcoming shows.
  • Psychological Services Centre: Take a guided tour and learn how the PSC operates as a community resource to adults and children in need of psychological services.
  • Active Living Centre: See the state-of-the-art fitness facility at the ALC that opened in 2015.

Late registration

Pre-registration for the Symposium Workshop is now closed. Late registrants can sign up at the Spring  Symposium Workshop and register in person on May 7 only. The registration desk will be open at 8:30 am on May 7 at 218 University College, Fort Garry Campus. 

Who should attend

University of Manitoba faculty, staff, students, researchers, older adults, community members, staff of seniors organizations (e.g., seniors centres, advocacy and programming organizations, age-friendly community committees), and the University community.

Parking information

Parking is available in the University parkade, as well as limited parking in the Pay Stations in Park & Pay areas of various lots on campus. You can access University College (to view map) in the B Lot parking area.

Additional parking information: Parking services, Fort Garry Campus


Download the program at a glance (PDF)

Download the presentation abstracts View information sheet (PDF) 

Download the Spring Research Symposium program (PDF)  

Centre on Aging Age-Friendly University Workshop May 7


The University of Manitoba is committed to achieving accessibility for those disabled by barriers. Please contact Rachel by email at coaman@umanitoba.ca or call 204-474-8754 in advance if you require any accessibility accommodations to participate.