Education & Training

The future of aging research

Our internationally acclaimed faculty members mentor McMaster trainees — guiding them as future leaders in the scientific and societal understanding of aging.

Aging Training at McMaster University

MIRA support trainees from all six faculties at McMaster University. Through MIRA and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging, we fund undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Our trainee network provides peer support, learning opportunities and networking beyond members’ home departments. MIRA also offers special programs, such as the MacPage program to recognize trainee’s work in aging beyond their courses or research. 

MIRA Trainee Network

Networking and learning

All McMaster students and postdoctoral fellows interested in research on aging are encouraged to join the MIRA Trainee Network — an engaged and active group furthering their learning through interdisciplinary exchange and networking.

trainee network


MIRA collaborates with partners at McMaster and in the community to offer unique educational opportunities in aging to our trainees.

Intergenerational Club

The Intergenerational Club brings together older adults ​and McMaster students to have great conversations, build new relationships and learn more about each other.


macPAGE is your online passport for education on aging, care of older adults, and geriatrics at McMaster University.

McMaster Courses

McMaster University offers a wide range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on aging.

Trainee Funding Opportunities

Through MIRA, the LCMA and in partnership with organizations at McMaster and beyond, we offer financial support to trainees working to understand aging and become the next leaders in the field.

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Our Research

MIRA and Labarge funding has supported many bold research projects to optimize the health and longevity of older adults.

our research
Dylan Kobsar presents Catalyst Grant-supported resarch graph