Interdisciplinary research by faculty members is funded by a wide variety of granting agencies, such as: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH), the Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and many more.
Faculty members conduct research and collaborate with colleagues across Canada as well as in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Sweden, and the United States.
Students are provided with numerous opportunities for active engagement in research projects that use a variety of research methodologies, such as the analysis of national and international data sets, interviews, focus groups, surveys, behaviour observation, and others.
Dr. Kerstin Roger
PhD (Sociology & Equity Studies U of Toronto)
BA (University of Winnipeg)
I have been certified as a Clinical Psychotherapist and Supervisor in Ontario and was in private practice for several years in Toronto. In 2004-06, I completed a Post Doctoral Health Science Centre Foundation Fellowship under the supervision of Dr. H.M. Chochinov. In my current research, I ask questions about aging, what good (and abusive) intergenerational care is, ethical dilemmas regarding end of life, and, how all of these interact to shape health and well-being in our families and communities. Specific research topics include: i. how different types of care providers seek information about dementia online and how they use that information, ii. how care providers communicate and make decisions regarding each other’s care in the event of a neurological condition that has no cure, iii. how social assistive technology can aid the well-being of older people living with cognitive decline in long term care. I continue to conduct research internationally with partners in Germany and Japan, with the Canadian federal and provincial government, and within local communities.