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Centre on Aging News Archive

Research and International

Teaching older adults in university courses

October 20, 2021 — 
The Centre on Aging will host a workshop open to UM faculty and instructors on November 9 to share information on teaching older adults in the classroom.

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June 2021 UM Virtual Community Events

June 11, 2021 — 
Listen, learn and gain important insight from UM’s virtual community events during the month of June.

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Michelle Porter earns UM award for community outreach

May 20, 2021 — 
A leading advocate for the rights and well-being of older adults, professor Michelle Porter has been selected as a co-recipient for a prestigious UM award for her meritorious service in community outreach activities.


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Research and International

Apply to help UM become more age-friendly!

May 7, 2021 — 
New funding open to faculty and staff to make UM more age-friendly

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Registration now open for research training program

April 13, 2021 — 
The Summer Research Training Institute is a program that offers a variety of workshops designed to provide introductory research skills and knowledge for students, research assistants, research staff, and faculty members. Any faculty member or researcher, their students and research staff that are affiliated with any of the partnering units may participate.

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March 2021 UM Virtual Community Events

February 26, 2021 — 
Discover UM’s wide range of Virtual Community Events in March that are open to all.

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Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed: Law Professors Shariff and Trask: COVID triage protocols could hurt marginalized people most

February 10, 2021 — 
Ontario’s Critical Care COVID Command Centre recently released an “emergency standard of care for major surge” protocol, which is intended to “save the most lives in the most ethical manner possible” if the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to overwhelm hospitals.


Older caregivers report unprecedented and unrelenting levels of responsibility, stress and isolation due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related protocols. // Image from Shutterstock

Older caregivers struggling with extra burdens of home care during COVID-19

February 1, 2021 — 
Older caregivers report struggling with increased levels of responsibility, stress and isolation due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related protocols

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Free Press: Pandemic highlights widespread societal ageism

October 28, 2020 — 
Dr. Michelle Porter weighs in

Seniors walking at university

Prof honoured for improving lives of older Canadians

October 23, 2020 — 
Dr. Verena Menec has been named a Distinguished Member of the Canadian Association on Gerontology

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