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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).

May
2017

New medical grad says the future for all specialties is in elder care

May 25, 2017 – At law school Thom Ringer spent much of his time providing pro bono legal services to immigrants, low-wage workers, and survivors of domestic violence.

May
2017

Three MIRA members have earned Early Researcher Awards

May 23, 2017 – Three researchers from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) have earned Early Researcher Awards to advance their work.

May
2017

ADA's Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award given to MIRA member

May 12, 2017 – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has announced its international 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award will go to Gregory Steinberg, a professor of medicine for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University.

May
2017

Why the centenarian gender gap exists – and whether men will catch up

May 4, 2017 – Dawn Bowdish, MIRA member and ​associate professor of immunology at McMaster University was featured in a Globe and Mail article about centenarian's--people who live beyond 100 years.

May
2017

New lab course brings Mac's world-class aging research to undergrad experience

May 1, 2017 – McMaster is ​known worldwide for its groundbreaking aging research and platforms, such as the recently launched McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA); and now ​it's bringing its world-class aging research to the classroom.

Apr
2017

10 Strategies For Seniors To Age Gracefully And Safely In Their Own Homes

April 29, 2017 – The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal was featured in a Forbes article about seniors aging safely in their homes.

Apr
2017

MIRA scientist awarded inaugural national prize for excellence in health research

April 24, 2017 – Gregory Steinberg, a professor of medicine of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and member of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), has been awarded a new national prize for outstanding accomplishments early in his career.

Apr
2017

MIRA member receives distinguished service award

April 21, 2017 – Geriatrician Alexandra Papaioannou is receiving the 2017 Ronald Cape Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Geriatrics Society.

Apr
2017

More than a 'gut feeling' on cause of age-associated inflammation

April 17, 2017 –Gut microbes cause age-associated inflammation and premature death in mice, McMaster University researchers have found. The study could lead to new strategies to improve intestinal health and immune function in older adults.

Apr
2017

MIRA signs MoU with Shalom Village to promote healthy aging

April 17, 2017 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hamilton’s Shalom Village in order to advance and promote healthy aging through joint research and educational activities.

Apr
2017

MIRA signs MoU with Thrive Group to strengthen research and promote healthy aging

April 14, 2017 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ontario’s Thrive Group to work jointly in advancing and promoting healthy aging through research, education and community outreach.

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