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. 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.

  2. Oct. 16, 2018NAR Fall 2018 Event Announced- How to win grants and influence reviewers

    Please join us for the Fall 2018 NAR event entitiled:

    "How to win grants and influence reviewers"

    Date: Thursday November 22, 2018

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


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  1. May 1, 2019Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) 2019SoAR poster

    With a focus on aging research, Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) is a one-day meeting for engaging with graduate student research beyond disciplinary and professional boundaries, and across areas of expertise.

  2. June 18, 2019Save the Date: Dr. William F. Forbes Lecture with keynote speaker Dr. Alex Mihailidiswilliam F Forbes bio

    Save the date, Tuesday June 18th, 2019, for the second annual lecture in honour of Dr. William F. Forbes. Dr. Alex Mihailidis from the University of Toronto will be delivering this year's keynote lecture. Please check back for more details coming soon!

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