A (Self) Reflexive Lens on Gerontology: Over Time, Through Change, In Aging

Friday, April 6, 2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Network for Aging Research presents a special lecture by Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, Acting Vice-President, Research, Knowledge Translation and Ethics at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This inaugural lecture is being given in honour of Dr. William Forbes, a pioneer in the field of gerontology and the founding Director of the Gerontology program at the University of Waterloo, Canada’s first English-language graduate program in Gerontology.

Anne Martin-Matthews is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has held positions of Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies, Associate Dean Strategic Initiatives, and Dean pro tem in the faculty of Arts during her time at UBC. Previously, she acted as the Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging, leading the development and launch of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. In December 2017, Dr. Martin-Matthews was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, for “extensive research contributions to gerontology, notably in implementing the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.”

Coffee and light refreshments served at 9:30 AM, lecture at 10:00 AM.

Read more about the lecturer and the new William Forbes lecture series.