Centre on Aging research affiliate Dr. Shooshtari presents at the annual spring research symposium.

Spring Symposium

The Symposium program typically includes opening and afternoon plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and academic student posters to encourage promotion and dissemination of knowledge of aging in the community. The Symposium brings together researchers, students, seniors, representatives from community organizations, health and social agencies and government.

How to attend

This year's Symposium theme is "Looking forward to aging in a post-pandemic world."

Join us online for the virtual 38th Annual Spring Research Symposium

May 3: Presentations 9 am–12 pm; Poster session 1–4 pm
May 4: Poster session 9 am–12 pm; Presentations 1–4 pm
*All times listed take place at Central time

There is no cost to attend the 38th Annual Spring Research Symposium. Everyone is welcome to join us online—whether you’re a student, researcher, staff at a senior serving organization, or an interested community member, you can join us virtually.

The Symposium presentations will be streamed online, with an online link to be provided closer to the Symposium date. No registration is needed, just one click to join us on the Symposium days!

Streaming YouTube viewing links

The Spring Research Symposium was streamed on May 3–4, 2021. Session archives are not available.

Live question and answer session on Zoom: May 3–4

For those interested in participating in a moderated question and answer session, on Zoom, pre-registration is required to directly participate in the question and answer session via modified chat. The audience questions and answer session will be simultaneously streamed live on YouTube, but viewers will not be able to pose questions to the presenters.

Note: Zoom registration for May 3–4 is now closed. 


Contact Rachel by email at coaman@umanitoba.ca or call 204-474-8754 in advance if you require any accessibility accommodations to participate.

Getting here

We will not be meeting in person for this year's 38th Annual Spring Research Symposium due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but we look forward to seeing you in person next year.

Join us online for this year's event.

Bannatyne Campus is centrally located and accessible by personal vehicle, public transit or by bike.

Driving to the Bannatyne Campus

Public parking is available in and around the Bannatyne Campus and Health Sciences Centre. Note that street parking is limited.

Using public transportation

Bus stops are located in and around Bannatyne Campus or Health Sciences Centre. Navigate your route to the Bannatyne campus using Winnipeg Transit’s Navigo trip.

Biking to campus

Limited parking spaces are available for cyclists on the Bannatyne Campus. View the campus bike parking map.

Spring Research Symposium overview

Plan your Symposium attendee experience by reading about this year's scheduled presentations and poster sessions.

Get involved

Students can participate in the Spring Symposium in several ways: volunteer for various positions, present a poster or attend presentation sessions.

Contact us

Centre on Aging
338 Isbister Building
183 Dafoe Rd
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm