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MIRA Presents: The Walrus Talks Mobility & MIRA Trainee Mobility Research Fair

Start Date: Oct 5, 2017 6:00 PM
End Date: Oct 5, 2017 9:00 PM


The Walrus Talks is a national series of events about Canada and its place in the world. Each event offers thoughtful, inspiring thinking from scholars, writers, performers, scientists, artists, and business leaders.

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General admission: $12
Students: $6

David Braley Health Sciences Centre 
McMaster Health Campus
100 Main St. W. Hamilton

How can we maintain mobility as we age? How do we design accessible cities? Solutions and ideas for the inclusive society of the future.


  • Parminder Raina, scientific director, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging and Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging
  • Margaret Denton, vice-president, Hamilton Council on Aging
  • Doreen Spence, Cree elder
  • The Hon. Michael Kirby, founding chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Dee Mangin, David Braley Chair in Family Medicine, McMaster University
  • Stephen Trumper, instructor, School of Journalism, Ryerson University
  • Adam van Koeverden, Olympian and world champion kayaker
  • Sanjay Khanna, futurist

From 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., the Trainee Network of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging will be hosting a Mobility Fair to showcase their research on aging, including nutrition for older adults, mobility assessments and more. A reception will follow the Walrus Talks event at 9 p.m.​

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