About the Centre on Aging

Our mandate

The Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba, was established on July 1, 1982, with a mandate to serve as a focal point for the conduct of research on aging. The Centre has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in research.

The experiences of aging individuals and the dynamics of an aging society are investigated using rigorous scientific standards. Community representatives contribute to projects, and the Centre distributes its findings to administrators, policy makers, practitioners, and older adults to assist them in making decisions.

The Centre on Aging believes listening to older adults and those who work with them ensures more appropriate research. Dialogue is encouraged through:

  • An annual spring symposium which brings together researchers and community representatives;
  • Informal seminars on current research and future directions;
  • Public lectures by internationally renowned researchers; and
  • A newsletter published once a year (late winter).

Our vision

To be a local, national, and international leader in research on aging, its application, and training, to promote the well-being of older adults.

Our mission

The Centre with its partners generates, supports, and promotes interdisciplinary research on aging at Manitoba universities to improve the lives of older adults, their family, caregivers, and communities.

Our values

  • Excellence
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Collaboration
  • Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion

Our goals

Goal 1: Rigorous research

  • Objective 1.1: to generate and facilitate rigorous basic, applied, and translational research in order to add to the body of knowledge in aging.
  • Objective 1.2: to provide a focus, impetus and direction to the research activities in aging in Manitoba.

Goal 2: Knowledge mobilization

  • Objective 2.1: to promote, disseminate, and mobilize knowledge related to aging.

Goal 3: High-quality training in aging

  • Objective 3.1: to promote and support training and networking in the area of aging.
  • Objective 3.2: to create research training opportunities in aging.

Goal 4: Effective partnerships

  • Objective 4.1: to foster effective partnerships with stakeholders locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Objective 4.2: to promote and facilitate an Age-Friendly University at the University of Manitoba.