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. May 9, 2018SoAR 2018 RecapSymposium on Aging Research logo


  2. Apr. 24, 2018NAR Spring 2018 Catalyst Grant released

    The Network for Aging Research has launched a call for the 2018 Spring 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.

  3. Feb. 16, 2018Moving exercise for older adults into virtual reality

    Researchers from the University of Waterloo, along with collaborators from the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging have designed innovative exercise programs for seniors using virtual reality technology.

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