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.
Graduate Specialization: Collaborative Specialization in Aging Studies
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. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of their participating graduate programs and the requirements of the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “with Specialization in Aging Studies” on their transcript and parchment. Learn more here.
Undergraduate: Critical Perspectives on Aging (NURS-ECON-SOCI 2015H)
Championed and coordinated by Dr. Beryl Cable-Williams, this team-taught, interdisciplinary undergraduate course on the foundations of aging studies emphasizes developing critical perspectives on gerontology (the study of aging), aging, old age and the life-course. Launched in 2015, Critical Perspectives on Aging was the first course introduced by TCAS and it has been a tremendous success. Delivered on-line, students from all backgrounds have registered (and succeeded) in this course. For more information click "Undergraduate" in the menu to the right.
The honours thesis represents an opportunity for upper year undergraduate students to work with TCAS members on a variety of high level research projects.Virtually every discipline can be accommodated but what you study will be determined by the availability of a supervisor with aligned interests. Get in touch - you'd be amazed at the breadth of possibility!
Community-Based Education on Aging
A series of honours level undergraduate research projects on aging issues in the Peterborough region, hosted by the Centre in collaboration with the Trent Community Research Centre (TCRC). Current projects are focused on providing research support for the Selwyn Public Library, the Peterborough Age-Friendly Community Plan initiative among others.
Aging Studies Awards
Dr. Jennifer Ingram Award
Established to honour Dr. Jennifer Ingram, a specialist in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and a recipient of a 2007 Trent Community Leaders Award. To be awarded to third- or fourth-year undergraduate students in the Nursing or Psychology programs who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need. Preference will be given to students exhibiting an interest in community development and/or the health of seniors. See Trent Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries.