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Jan
2023

2023 #MIRATraineeTalks Seminar Series

MIRA is pleased to announce 2023’s series #MIRATraineeTalks, a monthly in-person seminar series held on Wednesdays from 12 – 1 PM in MD...

Jan
2023

Middle-aged adults with frailty had more challenges accessing health care in pandemic, says McMaster study

Middle-aged adults living with frailty in the community were more likely to find accessing health care difficult during the first year of the COVID...

Dec
2022

Ageism in tech: Older adults should be included in the design of new technologies

Ageism refers to the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel) and discrimination (how we act) we might hold towards others or ourse...

Nov
2022

Marla Beauchamp announced as first Associate Scientific Director of the MIRA | Dixon Hall Centre

The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Dixon Hall have announced Dr. Marla Beauchamp as the inaugural associate scientific directo...

Nov
2022

McMaster’s aging research expertise on display in Regina for CAG 2022

Over 500 aging researchers, trainees and experts gathered in Regina from October 20 to 22 for the 51st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of...

Nov
2022

MIRA Member Carmela Laganse connects marginalized communities with emergent digital platforms

As an artist, MIRA Member Carmela Laganse (School of the Arts) sees knowledge woven into everything. As a community-based researcher, she knows tap...

Oct
2022

MIRA AWARDS NEARLY A QUARTER-MILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDING FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON MOBILITY IN AGING

The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) announce newly funded research totaling $240,000 in 2022. Six research projects, one from each of McMaster’s Faculties, have been selected by MIRA to receive a Labarge Catalyst Grant in Mobility in Aging. The awards, each valued at $40 000, offer the opportunity to conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary research focused on mobility in aging, where mobility is broadly defined to include physical, social and community aspects. Beyond the $240,000 awarded by MIRA, the projects have secured an additional $90,000 in cash and in-kind support.

Oct
2022

MIRA AND AGE-WELL AWARD OVER $80 000 TO THREE MCMASTER TRAINEE PROJECTS

October 3, 2022  The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and AGE-WELL are proud to announce $81,000 in new funding for three Mc...

Sep
2022

MIRA Member Andrea Gonzalez among four McMaster researchers named to Royal Society of Canada

By Danielle Fiorentino Four McMaster researchers have been recognized this year by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their contributions t...

Aug
2022

MIRA hosts interdisciplinary symposium exploring aging communities and infectious disease

The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, in partnership with Canada’s Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats, hosted the two-day event featuring speakers, panels, a trainee poster competition and a free public talk that drew over 300 people in-person and virtually.

Jun
2022

Parminder Raina, pioneer in research on aging, appointed to Order of Canada

McMaster professor Parminder Raina has been named a member of the Order of Canada for his research on aging and its impact on health and disease. R...

Jun
2022

Inclusive spaces for Aging Well

The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) was pleased to host it’s first in-person event since 2020 on the evening of May 26 at the...

Jun
2022

Opportunity: Associate Scientific Director McMaster Institute for Research on Aging | Dixon Hall Centre

McMaster University invites applications for the position of Associate Scientific Director, the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA)|Dix...

May
2022

MIRA researcher receives funding through Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative

Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Carmela Laganse, received nearly $447,000 over three years from the Social Sciences and Humanities Resea...

Apr
2022

Did older Canadians change their minds about the COVID-19 shot? Not really, study shows

New research from McMaster and McGill universities provides insight into the factors that may lead to vaccine hesitancy among older adults, who are...

Mar
2022

Storytelling project forges connections with seniors

Researchers with McMaster’s Reading Lab are hoping a new community writing project that connects older adults with student volunteers will al...

Mar
2022

Health program co-designed with older adults receives $1M for research study

A community-based research project to promote health, independence and mobility among older adults has received nearly $1 million from the Public H...

Mar
2022

Celebrating YWCA Hamilton’s 2022 Women of Distinction Awards

Drs. Dawn Bowdish, Laurel Trainor and Susan Denburg, three accomplished academics, engaged community members and leaders in aging research have bee...

Feb
2022

2021 MIRA and Labarge annual report now available

In 2021, the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) continued to move forward on our missi...

Jan
2022

Biology of aging and interdisciplinary fellowship projects awarded new funding

The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) funds innovative research that will advance the science of aging and help people age well. Co-d...

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