For the first time in Canada’s history, there are more seniors than there are children.

As the proportion of seniors continues to grow, we find ourselves confronting new health challenges centered on maintaining seniors’ health and independence, and preventing and treating diseases associated with aging. To address these health challenges, as well as their financial, legal, and societal implications, we must adopt an interdisciplinary research approach.

At UBC, there are over 80 researchers working on various aspects of aging using a variety of approaches, including basic, clinical, social, and population-level research. These researchers span both campuses and 9 Faculties, including Medicine, Arts, Education, Applied Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Dentistry, Law and UBC-O Faculty of Health & Social Development.

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Cross-cutting researcher gathering—On September 27th, 2017, Helen Burt, AVP Research & Innovation, and Mike Coughtrie, Dean of Pharmaceutical Sciences, hosted a gathering of researchers working across Faculties in Aging to identify and create opportunities for cross-cutting research collaboration. For more information on the research exchange or to ensure that you are added to this communications list for aging health research, e-mail Kyle Demes.​