Opportunities for students and trainees

Students at 2017 Spring Symposium

Current opportunities

Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR)

The Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) is a one-day meeting that encourages graduate students from any discipline to present, dialogue, and learn about current research on processes, experiences, and systems related to aging. SoAR is an opportunity for graduate students to network across disciplines and professions, initiate trans-departmental collaborations, and engage in integrative conversations on aging research.

enTECH Computer Club

The enTECH Computer Club is a club with the Federation of Students with members from all six of UWaterloo’s faculties. Members help older adults use computers, either directly on the ground, by developing software to assist older adults with using computers, or by writing our open-source curriculum documents.

We welcome new members into our club thrice yearly, and applications can be found just after the beginning of each school term on our website at www.entech.club. Please feel free to reach out via the Contact Us page on our site with any questions.

Aging, Health and Well-being (PhD program)

The Collaborative PhD program in Aging, Health and Well-being provides students registered in any department/school in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences with an interdisciplinary platform upon which to develop a broad understanding of issues related to the health and well-being of our aging population.

The program affords the opportunity to cross departmental boundaries to access courses and resources including dissertation committee members who can add different perspectives to penetrating research problems.