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. Oct. 8, 2019NAR Researcher Mark Oremus Awarded Velux Stiftung Healthy Ageing Research Grant

    The Velux Stiftung has awarded 2018 NAR catalyst grant recipient Prof. Mark Oremus a Healthy Aging Grant worth ~$206,000 CAD (CHF 157,000) to support the continuation of his work on the association between social support availability and cognitive function. Prof. Oremus's project will utilize data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) to examine if functional social support, including level of companionship, emotional support, and instrumental assistance, is associated with cognitive function in middle and older aged adults.

  2. Apr. 16, 20192nd Annual William F. Forbes Lecture with Keynote Speaker Alex Mihailidis set for June 18th
    Alex Mihailidis keynote speaker June 18, 1pm-430pm

    Please register for this event by Tuesday, June 4, 2019

  3. Jan. 29, 2019Winter 2019 Catalyst Grant Released

    The Network for Aging Research has launched a call for the 2019 Winter Catalyst Grant.  

    NAR invites qualified researchers from the University of Waterloo to submit applications for exploratory research or new aspects of current research, across a variety of aging-related domains.

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