"One of my personal highlights was the invitation to present a public lecture to open the program, but also to honour Professor Stephen Katz, whom I have always admired as a most outstanding, brilliant intellectual and generous mentor in the field of Aging Studies.
I wanted to show how important Stephen's work is in Austria - and what impact he has had in building an interdisciplinary, international community of Aging Studies scholars."
- Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg, Director for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care at the University of Graz, and Inaugural Katz Scholar.
It’s time to re-think aging. As the global older adult population grows, and our understanding and experiences of old age shifts and changes, it’s more important than ever to reconsider our long-held beliefs about aging, old age, and older people.
Critical aging studies scholars are at the helm of a burgeoning and cross-disciplinary field that is responsive to the issues facing older people and aging communities. Each year, the Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar program invites a leading scholar to Trent University to engage with members of the Trent and Peterborough communities on some of the most compelling questions of the day.
Your support will help bring great minds from across the globe to Trent University to share their work, encourage and inspire students, and spark connections within Trent’s robust network of aging studies scholars. It will allow us to build on the incredible momentum Professor Emeritus Dr. Stephen Katz helped ignite as a visionary in the field, a field that continues to benefit from his intellectual contributions and involvement to this day. Support the program here.