Advancing aging research at the University of Waterloo

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.
-Frank Lloyd Wright

Even in something as natural as aging, advancements in research and innovation can make the process smoother, improving the quality of life for older adults. In its 2013 Strategic Plan, the University of Waterloo identified an opportunity to become a leader in aging research. In 2014, the Network for Aging Research (NAR) was created  to expand the field of aging research and support aging-focused researchers.

The development of the NAR, as identified by the University’s Vice-President Academic & Provost, was a strategic and essential step toward advancing aging research. The NAR acts as a networking tool for aging-focused researchers, and fosters collaborative aging research across the university.

  1. Feb. 3, 2021University of Waterloo’s Conference on Aging, COVID-19 and the Adoption of Health Technology on March 24-25, 2021

    The Network for Aging Research (NAR) is pleased to announce the University of Waterloo’s Conference on Aging, COVID-19 and the Adoption of Health Technology on March 24-25, 2021 from 1-5 p.m. each day.

  2. Apr. 8, 2020Grant Call Now Open

    The Network for Aging Research has released a call for research proposals related to COVID-19 & older adults. Priority will be given to applications aimed at practical impacts or benefits for older adults and their caregivers.  NAR will invest up to $50,000 for this competition, funding projects to a maximum of $10,000 each, or up to $20,000 for applications with cross-disciplinary collaboration. Applications are due April 24, 2020 by 4:00pm. 

  3. Feb. 26, 2020POSTPONED: 3rd Annual William F. Forbes Lecture with Keynote Speaker Prof. Neil Charness

    After carefully considering the evolving situation with COVID-19, and recent travel restrictions that affect our keynote speaker, we have decided to postpone our William F. Forbes Lecture event scheduled for April 9, 2020. 

    We anticipate rescheduling this event at a future time, and will share details as they become available.

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  1. Mar. 24 to 25, 2021University of Waterloo Virtual Conference on Aging, COVID-19 and the Adoption of Health Technology
    University of Waterloo Virtual Conference on Aging, COVID-19 and the Adoption of Health Technology.

    This free virtual event takes place over two afternoons and examines the promise and limits of technology to promote successful longevity by featuring a diverse group of leaders. Speakers include aging and technology researchers, clinicians and frontline workers, members of advocacy groups, policymakers, technology officers from industry and visionaries that have implemented innovative models for supporting older adults.

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