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

Spring Symposium

Join us May 8

Join the Centre on Aging for our 41st Annual Spring Research Symposium which will take place

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
204 Marshall McLuhan Hall, UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
Fort Garry Campus
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2

This year’s sessions will focus on smart technologies in at-home rehabilitation, improving age inclusivity at the University of Manitoba, older adults’ roles in Taiwanese Indigenous communities, preventing violence in long-term care, a framework for adult community rehabilitation, and in home companion robots to support wellness.

The Symposium is free to attend, all are welcome. Sessions will be hosted on the Fort Garry Campus.

In addition to the presentations, visit the researcher poster session, take the opportunity to connect with our exhibitors, view the Age-friendly University showcase, and whether it is your first, tenth, or twentieth Symposium take some time to connect with your fellow attendees!

The Symposium brings together researchers, students, older adults, representatives from community organizations, health and social agencies, and government.

Spring Research Symposium sessions online

This year's Symposium will be offered in a hybrid format. For those joining us online, sessions will be streamed in real-time (not archived). The online sessions are free to view.

Streaming details will be made available closer to the Symposium date. 


Contact Rachel by email at coaman@umanitoba.ca as soon as possible if you require any accessibility accommodations to participate.

Getting here

Fort Garry Campus is accessible by personal vehicle, public transit, or by bike. 

Bus stops are located in and around Fort Garry Campus. Navigate your route to the Fort Garry campus using Winnipeg Transit’s Navigo trip planner.

Transportation options

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