Message from McMaster University President, Patrick Deane
McMaster University has amplified its support for aging research and education by creating the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA). MIRA is an umbrella organization that coordinates initiatives across all McMaster Faculties focused on aging. The institute uses a collaborative approach throughout the research process, involving cross-Faculty teams working alongside key stakeholders and end-users, which will ignite innovation to create human-centred solutions for the most pressing challenges facing our aging population. These solutions will allow older Canadians to spend more years living well with health, independence and autonomy.
MIRA is generating groundbreaking discoveries and leveraging global partnerships to address gaps in knowledge on aging. Our goal is to efficiently and effectively translate this knowledge where it will make a direct and real difference in the lives of older Canadians. We will do this by drawing on our strengths in evidence-based research and knowledge translation, building on our leading-edge platforms for aging research, and by harnessing our relationships with government, corporate and community partners. Moreover, we will train Canada’s future leaders by providing critical skills in translational and cross-disciplinary research focused on the important issues confronting older adults in our society.
We value your interest and input, which are critical as McMaster University takes this transformational step forward to enhance its capacity and reputation in research on aging.
Dr. Patrick Deane
President, McMaster University