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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...

Jan
2022

New Research shows association between behavioural risk factors, functional disability and social participation

New aging research published today in BMJ Open and led by Dr. Parminder Raina, shows that for middle-age and older adults, functional disabili...

Jan
2022

For people over 50, even 'mild' COVID-19 can result in mobility problems

A McMaster University study has found that adults over age 50 who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 are at increased risk of worsening mobility ...

Jan
2022

Research shows myriad benefits of exercise … so why don’t we move more?

When Jennifer Heisz talks about the health benefits of exercise, you can take her word on it. Not only is Heisz a Canada Research Chair ...

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