The Centre on Aging hosts 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.
Gerontology is a diverse and complex field. By 2031, it is projected that the 65- to 74-year-olds will account for nearly 11 per cent 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 on Aging 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.
Sign up for the STAR mailing list
If you are interested in staying up to date on future STAR meetings and opportunities, email the co-leads at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the mailing list.
Students must provide their current UM email addresses as per the University of Manitoba's student email policy.
Meet the STAR co-leads
STAR is co-lead by student representatives from both campuses. Lisette Danserau (Fort Garry and Bannatyne) and Chetan Patil (Bannatyne) are available to answer any questions students may have about joining the group.