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

Spring Symposium

39th Annual Spring Research Symposium: May 2–3

A big thank you!

Thank you to all those who attended session, viewed the poster presentations, made a presentation, presented a poster, or shared our event. Our Symposium would not be a success without your support!

We look forward to you joining us next year on May 1, 2023.

The Centre on Aging will host their 39th Annual Spring Research Symposium over two days. This year's theme is Dialogue on Aging. Sessions will be streamed online. The Symposium is free to attend. Presentations will be available online:

  • May 2, 2022 | 9 a.m.
  • May 3, 2022 | 1 p.m.

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.

Attend the online sessions

The Spring Research Symposium sessions will stream live on YouTube and Zoom. There is no cost to view the sessions online. Symposium attendees have two ways that they can watch the sessions.

For those Symposium attendees who are interested in watching sessions and do not want to participate in a Question and Answer (Q&A) session with the presenters, no registration is needed. On the day of the Symposium, just click on the YouTube link for the day(s) you plan on watching sessions. No need to login to a website, just one click to join the sessions!

Register on Zoom for the Q&A discussion sessions

Registration to participate via the Zoom chat has now closed. Sessions can be viewed without pre-registration via the YouTube links.

Two separate Zoom links will be provided for sessions that will be streamed via Zoom on May 2 and 3.

Symposium attendees who would like to ask questions during the the presenter discussion sessions are required to have an email address, internet access, and a Zoom account. YouTube viewers will be unable to ask the presenters questions directly.

The Q&A sessions will take place in the last 15 minutes immediately following the presentations.

Participate in the poster Q&A session

Registration to participate via the Zoom chat is now closed.

New this year is the virtual poster presentation Q&A session, which will take place May 2 at 3–4 p.m.

Symposium attendees who would like to ask poster presenters follow up question on May 2 are required to have an email address, internet access, and a Zoom account.

Participating UM students, post-doctoral fellows, and Research Affiliates will present their audio narrated posters on an aging related topic. The poster session will be available on demand the afternoon of May 2 from 1–4 p.m. and the morning of May 3 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

To allow Symposium attendees to engage with poster presenters and ask about the presenters' research, we are providing an opportunity for virtual discussions. Interested poster presenters will be available to answer follow up questions from Symposium attendees about their aging related research. Pre-registered participants will take part in the sessions via Zoom from 3–4 p.m. 


Contact Rachel by email at coaman@umanitoba.ca in advance if you require any accessibility accommodations to participate. Centre staff continue to work remotely.

Getting here

We will not be meeting in person for this year's 39th 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.


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