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Trent Centre for Aging & Society

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Trent Centre for Aging & Society

Strategic Research/Connection Fund

Aging & Society Strategic Research Funding

The Trent Centre for Aging & Society launched the Strategic Research/Connection Fund competition to support projects aligned with the mandate of cultivating new areas of aging studies scholarship (catalyst funding), enhancing Trent's existing strengths in aging studies (enhancement funding) and supporting community engagement that is responsive to the issues facing older people and aging communities (community engagement funding).

May 2016: We announced the funding of six diverse projects through our Strategic Research/Connection Fund.

Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Aid to Small Universities Grant, the SRF/SCF fund is designed to help facilitate original research in aging studies by TCAS members, enhance Trent University’s existing research capacity in the study of aging and old age, and support community engagement that is responsive to the challenges and opportunities facing older people and aging communities.

2017 Awardees and their project titles:

Melissa Baldwin, MA candidate, Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. Paper presentation at the European Network of Aging Studies’ 2017 conference in Graz, Austria.

Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies. "Archiving Activisms: Intergenerational Media Workshop."

Sarah Cullingham, MA. "Mobilizing Age-friendly Research Across the Peterborough Region: Launching the Age-friendly Peterborough 2017 Community Action Plan."

Dr. Elizabeth Russell, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Trent University. "Creating Experiential Training Opportunities in Age-friendly Sustainability Research."

2016 Awardees and their project titles:

Dr. Jenny Ingram, M.D. “Comparative Analysis of Publicly Funded Dementia Assessment and Care Services in the Central East LHIN.”

Kim English, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing faculty member. “e-Connecting Seniors at Home to Nursing Registries and Support Workers through Senior Friendly Apps Centred on the Seniors’ Changing Needs.”

Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies. “Interactive Workshop: Aging Activisms Media Capsules.”

Dr. Mark Skinner, Canada Research Chair in Rural Aging, Health and Social Care. “Rural Aging: A Research and Policy Primer.”

Dr. Peri Ballantyne, Associate Professor, Sociology. “Life Course Trajectories of Ontario Injured Workers with Disabilities: Extending Capacity for Follow-up Research.”

Dr. Sally Chivers, Professor, English Literature. “Care Home Stories: Challenges, Changes, and Continuities.”

2015 Awardees and their project titles:

Ann MacLeod, Nursing, Activism Art of Older Adults: Responses to Diversity and Complexity

Dr. May Chazan, Gender and Women's Studies, Aging Activisms Symposium 2015

Dawn Berry Merriam, Trent Centre for Aging & Society, Documenting Peterborough's History of Aging Advocacy

Dr. Sally Chivers, English Literature, Reimagining Age Through the Cinema

Dr. Barbara Marshall, Sociology, Sexual Diversity and Sexual Health for Older Adults

Dr. Stephen Katz, Sociology, Symposium on Critical Intersections: Mild Cognitive Impairment, Aging and Dementia in Theory and Practice