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Announcement: Managing Director, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging

Published December 5, 2018 

From the Scientific Director, Dr. Parminder Raina
McMaster Institute for Research on Aging

I am announcing Laura Harrington’s departure as Managing Director of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) to begin the next chapter of her career. Effective January 1, 2019, Laura will take on the executive role of Assistant Vice-President within McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS).

Laura has been a key member of MIRA’s leadership team, providing guidance and oversight to day-to-day operations of the Institute. Laura played an important role in the development of MIRA’s strategic direction; she was instrumental in building partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including members of the private sector, health system, government and academic institutions; and she provided leadership in establishing an Age-Friendly University action plan and intergenerational programming at the University. We sincerely thank her for her contribution and wish her all the best in her new role in the FHS.

It is also my pleasure to announce the appointment of Ine Wauben to the role of Managing Director of MIRA. Ine has been a Managing Director of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) since 2011 and brings with her many years of experience in the strategic development of research programs. She has played a key role in positioning the CLSA as a world class resource to advance aging research in Canada and worldwide. Prior to joining the CLSA team in September 2011, Ine worked as Business Development Manager, Life Sciences, at McMaster University. She has also held senior positions at Adiga Life Sciences Inc. and the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program of the Federal Government. Ine holds a PhD in medical sciences from McMaster University.

I hope that you will join me in congratulating Laura and welcoming Ine to MIRA.


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