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Students Targeting Aging Research (STAR)

About | CCR credit

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.

Why should I take part?

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.

Get credit for participating

Student who complete 10 approved hours of volunteer and participating may be eligible to receive STAR recognition on their co-curricular credit (CCR).

Join us for our STAR meetings

STAR meetings are scheduled from September–November and January–March during the academic year. 

STAR meetings will be hosted again in September 2019. Thanks to all the students who came out to meetings over the past year!

Additional opportunities for connections will take place during the Centre on Aging's Spring Research Symposium and Workshop on May 6–7, 2019.

Contact information

If you are interested in joining the group contact


September 2019

UM students are welcome to join the Students Targeting Aging Research (STAR) group



UMCommunityLINK (CCR credit for University of Manitoba students)


Student Connection–Connexion Étudiante (SC-CÉ), Canadian Association on Gerontology

National Geriatric Interest Group (NGIG)