When: April 6, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm
Where: University of Waterloo, AHS Expansion Building, Room 1689, at the intersection of Ring Road and Hagey Boulevard.
This inaugural lecture was 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.
The lecture was followed by a panel where memories of Professor Forbes were shared.
Keynote: Anne Martin-Matthews, Ph.D., O.C., Acting Vice-President, Research, Knowledge Translation, and Ethics, CIHR ; Professor, Sociology, University of British Columbia
Dr. Martin-Matthews has served on the Board of Trustees for the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (UBC). She also currently holds membership with the Research Council of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the International Scientific Advisory Boards for the AGE-WELL Networks of Centres of Excellence and the European Commission Joint Programming Initiative - Social inequalities in extending working lives of an ageing workforce. She serves on the Governing Board of the UK’s Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER), and she has an appointment to the International Scientific Advisory Board, Centre of Excellence in AgeCare, Academy of Finland.
Dr. Martin-Matthews has published extensively in the fields of aging and lifecourse; health and society; health and social care services; and the intersections of formal and informal care. In recognition of her commitment to mentoring new researchers on aging, in 2012 CIHR created the “Anne Martin-Matthews Doctoral Research Prize of Excellence in Research on Aging.” In 2016, she received the Evelyn Shapiro Recognition Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring from the Canadian Association on Gerontology. She was awarded the UBC Killam Excellence in Student Mentoring Award, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in 2017.
In December 2017, Dr. Martin-Matthews was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada, for “extensive research contributions to gerontology, notably in implementing the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging”.
Dr. William F. Forbes