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Sep
2017

McMaster to host Walrus Talks Mobility event in downtown Hamilton

September 14, 2017 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and The Walrus Foundation are confronting the topic of mobility within Canada’s aging population. On October 5, 2017, eight speakers including doctors, scientists, an Olympian, and a futurist, will present their visions of a more inclusive society for The Walrus Talks Mobility. This event is part of the popular nationwide Walrus Talks series. McMaster University Presents the Walrus Talks Mobility will take place on October 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main Street West, Hamilton). Tickets are $12 ($6 for students) and can be purchased online at thewalrus.ca/the-walrus-talks-mobility.

Sep
2017

Strengthening McMaster’s research presence at the McMaster Innovation Park

September 12, 2017 – It’s a move that’s designed to broaden the University’s research capacity, facilitate research partnerships, and interact more directly with all parts of the region’s innovation ecosystem.

Sep
2017

Creating a Brighter World: McMaster jumps 35 spots, ranked 78th in world

September 5, 2017 – Fuelled by a growing reputation for its rare combination of research excellence and high-quality teaching, McMaster has been ranked 78th in the world by the Times Higher Education’s influential World University Rankings.

Sep
2017

New study aims to narrow the gap between the care the elderly want and what they get

September 5, 2017 – Research has shown most frail elderly patients want to maintain quality of life rather than prolong it, but the use of invasive life-sustaining technologies in this population has been increasing.

Sep
2017

Campus banners showcase some of McMaster's best and brightest in aging research

September 1, 2017 – ​Some of McMaster’s top researchers in a wide variety of fields, including research in aging, are being showcased on banners across campus as part of the roll-out of McMaster’s new #BrighterWorld brand introduction.

Aug
2017

Call for abstracts on aging research

August 25, 2017 – The trainee network of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) is organizing a research showcase for attendees of The Walrus Talks Mobility on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Aug
2017

Meet the first Labarge Mobility Scholarship recipients

August 18, 2017 – ​The first Labarge Mobility Scholarship recipients are Michael Kalu, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science, and Sydney Valentino, a Master’s student in Kinesiology.

Aug
2017

McMaster climbs in global rankings - 66th in world, third in Canada

August 16, 2017 – ​Fuelled by significant increases in published and cited research and improved academic performance, McMaster has climbed higher in a respected global ranking of the world’s best universities.

Jul
2017

McMaster researchers show off Canadian expertise at world's largest aging conference

July 24, 2017 – Some of McMaster’s top researchers are presenting at the world’s largest conference on aging this week. Members of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) are at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress, taking place in San Francisco, California.

Jul
2017

Scientists develop new supplement that can repair, rejuvenate muscles in older adults

July 18, 2017 – Whey protein supplements aren’t just for gym buffs according to new research from McMaster University. When taken on a regular basis, a combination of these and other ingredients in a ready-to-drink formula have been found to greatly improve the physical strength of a growing cohort: senior citizens.

Jun
2017

MIRA researcher spotlight: Dawn Bowdish

June 30, 2017 – Dawn Bowdish is a Canada Research Chair in Aging and Immunity and an Associate Professor at McMaster University in the department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. Her research focuses on age-associated inflammation and developing a better understanding of how the immune system fights bacterial pneumonia in older adults. She has been a MIRA member since November 2016.

Jun
2017

What will the next 150 years look like for Canada's aging population?

June 27, 2017 – McMaster University’s researchers in aging are taking on the challenges of Canada's aging population. Through initiatives such as the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging, among others, they’re studying how to eat, design cars, prevent disease, plan communities, stay mobile and engage in an aging society. And they’re seeing results.

Jun
2017

MIRA offers post-doctoral fellowships in aging research

June 13, 2017 – McMaster University has identified aging as a research priority, and is focusing its research strength on addressing the most pressing questions facing the aging population. To this end, the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) will support the recruitment of three post-doctoral fellows who will engage in interdisciplinary research in the field of aging.

Jun
2017

McMaster moves up in rankings of world’s top universities

June 8, 2017 – McMaster continues to be ranked among the world’s top universities, according to global rankings released Thursday.

Jun
2017

New co-housing program connects Grad Students with Seniors

June 7, 2017 – Hamilton seniors and McMaster graduate students are getting connected in a new way. McMaster Symbiosis is a co-housing program that matches current graduate students in need of low-cost housing with local seniors who have a spare room and need some extra support.

Jun
2017

Dance study featured in HHS Share

June 7, 2017 – The ​DANcing for Cognition & Exercise (DANCE) Study was recently featured in HHS Share. DANCE researchers are exploring whether participation in regular dance programming can positively impact cognitive functions such as memory, reasoning and learning.

Jun
2017

Downsizing? Five things to look for in an age-friendly community

June 6, 2017 – Jim Dunn, MIRA member and a professor of health, aging and society at McMaster University was featured in a recent Globe and Mail article about age-friendly communities.

Jun
2017

Unique health program aimed at older adults expands across Ontario

June 6, 2017 – Health TAPESTRY, a program developed at McMaster University to help older adults stay out of emergency rooms and be more mobile, is expanding to six Ontario communities this fall.

May
2017

MIRA’s managing director receives President’s Award for outstanding service at McMaster

May 31, 2017 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) would like to congratulate Laura Harrington, PhD, MBA, who received a President’s Award on Tuesday for her exceptional contributions to McMaster University.

May
2017

Ottawa invests in McMaster University for healthy aging research

May 29, 2017 – McMaster University has received $417,500 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that analyze data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

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