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The Centre on Aging hosts Students Targeting Aging Research (STAR) meetings for students attending the University of Manitoba.
Since 2013, the Centre on Aging has been hosting the STAR group for students attending the University of Manitoba. The aim of STAR is to provide students, whose interest is in aging related topics, with an opportunity to actively engage and connect with one another, discuss shared interests, network with peers, learn about current issues in gerontology from researchers and practitioners in aging, and stay up-to-date on aging related topics using an interdisciplinary perspective.
Gerontology is a diverse and complex field. By 2031, it is projected that the 65 to 74 year olds will account for nearly 11% of Manitoba’s population. And by 2036, the number of Manitobans aged 75 to 84 is projected to near 125,000.
At the University of Manitoba, Centre Research Affiliates represent 11 diverse, interdisciplinary faculties. Aging issues require the collaboration and teamwork of individuals from different backgrounds. Through networking, students can make connections with like minded individuals who share the same interests in aging.
Student who complete 10 approved hours of volunteer and participating may be eligible to receive STAR recognition on their co-curricular credit (CCR).
STAR meetings are scheduled from September–November and January–March during the academic year. Join us for our next meeting that will take place
January 17, 2019
200B Human Ecology Building | Fort Garry Campus
Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Sibley, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Science, Director, Knowledge Translation Platform, Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Dr. Sibley will be talking about her experience as a balance and fall prevention researcher starting out in a motor control and biomechanics laboratory and expanding into mixed methods and knowledge translation paradigms.
If you are interested in joining the group contact