Drawing on Trent University's long-tradition of excellence in research-informed teaching, the Trent Centre for Aging & Society provides training and education opportunities in aging studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as in the community.
Study Aging as an Undergraduate Student
Centre faculty teach aging studies related courses in various undergraduate programs including Canadian Studies, English Literature, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, History, Nursing, Psychology and Sociology.
Aging Studies at Graduate Level
As an international leader in interdisciplinary aging studies, Trent university offers different pathways for students that want to specialize in Aging Studies.
MA in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies
The M.A. in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies (AGNG) is a thesis-based M.A. program designed to foster an understanding of key conceptual and methodological foundations of interdisciplinary aging studies, executed from both research-based and applied (e.g., experiential learning) approaches.
As Canadian society experiences a significant demographic shift, and new perspectives on aging become more important than ever before, now is the time to considering earning your MA, MSc or PhD along with a specialization in Aging Studies.
This interdisciplinary graduate course examines aging from a critical perspective. Topics include: long-term care, generational divides, age tech, sexual expression, queer futures, decolonizing time, political economy, intergenerational creativity, lifelong activisms, mortal methods, memory cafes, and political economy. Read the press release, here.
This is an elective open to all graduate students at Trent University.
Intergenerational Experiential Learning
Students across TCAS and Trent have the opportunity to take part in some really exciting intergenerational experiential learning opportunities.
- Read the Spring 2022 Newsletter for some examples of some exemplar student projects related to aging! Two student-created videos, created as part of course work, share their experience with older adults in their communities.
- TCAS Executive Member Dr. Liana Brown's On The Move! program features a practicum where selected students are trained to offer evidence-based exercise programming to meet the needs of participants as a group and to safely offer exercise options to meet individuals' needs. Read the Spring 2023 Newsletter for more information on the On The Move! program and the experiential learning opportunities for students.
Current Training Opportunities
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Care Work, Aging, and Inclusion
Applications are invited for a CIHR-SSHRC Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Postdoctoral Fellowship: Mobilizing a Carer-Friendly Workplace Standard. We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to conduct research related to formal and informal caregiving. This position will be under the direction of Dr. Bharati Sethi (Political Studies, Trent University). The successful applicant will be co-supervised by Dr. Allison Williams.
This position runs from July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024.
To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing your research interests (up to 2 pages), a writing sample (as first author), and contact information for three references to Dr. Bharati Sethi, firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Informal inquiries are welcome.
For more information on this position, click here.