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 the Canadian Association of Gerontology (CAG). MIRA was proud to represent McMaster’s aging research community along with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging and many researchers and trainees.
Dr. Nicole Dalmer at CAG 2022 with co-presenters Drs. Cal Biruk and Stephanie Hatzifilalithis.
Winner of the CAG 2022 New Investigator Award was Dr. Nicole Dalmer, MIRA Member and Associate Director of the Gilbrea Centre. Dr. Dalmer’s research focuses on aging and aging’s relationship with technology, public libraries and comics.
MIRA members were authors on over 30 presentations and 15 posters at the event, with many of those presented by the institute’s researchers, trainees and staff.
Michael Kalu presenting a poster.
One trainee presenting work at CAG was Michael Kalu, a PhD candidate and the first recipient of the PhD Labarge Graduate Mobility Scholarship.
Dr. Gésine Alders presenting a poster.
Dr. Gésine Alders, MIRA’s research coordinator, presented a poster on interdisciplinarity, stakeholder collaboration and their relationship to trainee research impact.
Dr. Allison Dubé presenting.
MIRA project manager, Dr. Allison Dubé, presented about MIRA and the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging's (CLSA) experiences and learnings from hosting the CIHR Institute of Aging Summer virtually in 2021.
Connecting with many prospective McMaster collaborators and trainees, MIRA shared an exhibition booth with the CLSA.