University of Manitoba - Centre On Aging - Spring Research Symposium
Spring Research Symposium
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Centre on Aging's 5th Symposium workshop: Reframing our views on aging

May 8, 2018
9:00 am–12:00 pm
204 Marshall McLuhan Hall (Second Floor of University Centre) | 66 Chancellors Circle 
Fort Garry Campus
*Registration opens at 8:30 am

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Registration for the Workshop

Pre-registration for this year's workshop is now closed to allow Centre staff to prepare for our event.

If you are planning on attending the Workshop, you can register in person at 204 Marshall McLuhan Hall starting at 8:30 am. There is no fee to attend the Workshop.

About this year's Workshop

Download the Symposium Workshop poster

Ageism is rampant across the world and has been identified by the World Health Organization as a major issue facing older adults. For older adults to be fully valued by society and hence included socially, ageism needs to be overcome. Unfortunately, many ways that are currently used to communicate about aging might unknowingly have negative effects. Based on public opinion research and empirical testing, the FrameWorks Institute has developed a new toolkit for communicating about aging. The focus of the workshop will be on providing sound information and practical solutions for how to communicate effectively about aging-related issues.
Workshop attendees will learn about the toolkit, and then will work in groups to start re-framing aging in ways that are relevant for their organization or situation.

Who should attend

Students, researchers, teachers, older adults, as well as staff and board members of seniors organizations (e.g., seniors centres, advocacy and programming organizations, age-friendly community committees).

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 Marshall McLuhan Hall (to view map) in University Centre via Helen Glass Centre.

Additional parking information: Parking services, Fort Garry Campus


Download the program at a glance (PDF)
updated April 17, 2018

Download the presentation abstracts > View information sheet (PDF)

Download the Spring Research Symposium program (PDF)   

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

Register for the Centre on Aging's symposium workshop on May 8. No cost to attend, but registration is required.