Governor General to open centre of excellence for innovation in aging

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will open the new Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging on the north campus of the University of Waterloo on Friday.

Media are invited to attend.

Date:  Friday, October 30, 2015

Time:  10 to 11:30 a.m. – Grand opening ceremony and remarks.

            1 to 3 p.m. – Public open house tours.

Location: 250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 0E2

The centre is purpose-built for cross-system collaboration. It is home to the Village at University Gates, a 192-bed long-term care home, and a new 30,000-square-foot research facility, home to the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA), where residents, health-care professionals, researchers and educators can collaborate to drive innovation and enhance quality of life and care for older adults.

The centre is a partnership between the RIA, Schlegel Villages, the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Remarks at the opening event include:

  • His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
  • Honourable Deb Matthews, MPP for London North Centre, deputy premier, president of the Treasury Board, and minister responsible for the poverty reduction strategy
  • Ronald P. Schlegel, OC, PhD, LLD BAS (Honorary), founder and chairman, Schlegel Villages and Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging

Media contact:

Nick Manning
University of Waterloo
519-888-4451
226-929-7627
www.uwaterloo.ca/news
@uWaterlooNews

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