In the News

Trent University lecture examines seniors and targeted online ads

Oct. 16, 2019

Professor Sally Chivers, B.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (McGill), Director of the Trent Centre for Aging and Society speaks about the annual Stephen Katz lecture at Trent University. Watch the interview here.

Bunions, Brain Games, and Belly Fat: How Search Engines Reinforce Ageism

October 15, 2019

2019 Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dr. Kim Sawchuk explores intersection between age, aging and communications technology. Learn more here.

Trent University hosts international conference on aging

June 5, 2019

Trent University hosts international conference on dealing with a global aging population. Watch the video clip here.

Dr. Josephine Dolan on CBC Ontario Morning

May 31, 2019

TrentAging2019 keynote speaker Dr. Josphine Dolan discussed how older people are portrayed, and consequently stereotyped, in film. Listen here (starting at minute 38).

Trent hosting international symposium on aging

May 29, 2019

Scientists, researchers and aging specialists from around the world are meeting at Trent University this week for an international symposium on aging. Dr. Sally Chivers talks to Global News Morning Peterborough host Teresa Kaszuba about the event. Watch the video clip here.

Trent University hosts international symposium on aging in Peterborough

May 28, 2019

The four-day symposium invites researches, writers and scholars from all disciplines to share their approaches to conventional fields of gerontology and critical aging studies. Learn more here.

Global Scholars in Aging at Trent University for International Conference #TrentAging2019

May 28, 2019

More than 200 scholars, researchers and writers from more than 20 countries were at Trent University for a sold-out international conference on aging studies from May 28 to 31. Learn more here.

Trent Housing Colloquium to focus on pairing senior citizens with students in Peterborough

May 2, 2019

Trent University researchers are exploring the feasibility of a home-sharing project that would pair senior citizens with students in Peterborough. Learn more here

TCAS Director Joins Age-friendly Communities within Communities Research Project

October 3, 2018

Dr. Sally Chivers contributes expertise in philosophical, cultural and gendered approaches to aging to Canada-wide study. Learn more here.

Professors and Alumna Present Aging Expertise at International Conference

August 20, 2018

Aging Rural Communities the focus of Trent session at IFA Global Conference. Learn more here.

Trent University Joins Global Age-friendly University Network

August 13, 2018

Move Recognizes Trent’s International Leadership in Aging Studies. Learn more here.

Trent Centre for Aging & Society Welcomes Dr. Sally Chivers as New Director

July 24, 2018

Dr. Chivers brings wealth of interdisciplinary expertise to new role. Learn more here.

New TV Show Developed at Trent to Focus on Age-Friendly Communities

April 16, 2018

Trent students collaborate with Peterborough area seniors for YourTV project. Learn more here.

Trent Centre for Aging & Society Hosts Lecture on Stereotypes of Older Lesbians

December 6, 2017

British and Canadian researchers join forces for Aging & Society Seminar series talk. Learn more here.

“Life is improv:” Mental Health, Seniors, and the Joy of Being in the Moment

November 15, 2017

Moving display of expertise and compassion marked the fifth annual seniors’ summit. Learn more here.

Bringing World-Class Researchers to Trent: Trent Centre for Aging & Society Launches New Distinguished Scholar Program

November 6, 2017

TCAS announces Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar program. Learn more here.

Dr. Mark Skinner Addresses the Challenges and Opportunities of Volunteerism in Aging Communities

October 25, 2017

Faculty, staff, students and members of the community were engaged as Professor Skinner examined local communities and discussed the implications for the sustainability of volunteerism in an era of population aging. Learn more here.

Trent Centre for Aging & Society Members Present to Global Audience in Austria

May 11, 2017

Trent researchers play key role in success of large international aging conference. Learn more here.

Trent University and Canada's National Ballet School Launch New Program to Study Social Inclusion of People with Dementia

May 1, 2017

Dr. Mark Skinner will study innovative Sharing Dance for Active Seniors program run out of Community Care Peterborough. Learn more here.

Sharing Stories, Bridging Generations: Celebrating 150 Years of Canada

April 12, 2017

Trent School of Education students to share stories of Canada’s founding with seniors at Diners Club Events across the Region. Learn more here.

Conference Highlights New Ways to Think About Aging

April 12, 2017

Partnership between Trent Centre for Aging & Society & Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging is celebrated. Learn more here.

Trent Centre for Aging & Society Welcomes Graduate Home for Seminar Series

February 15, 2017

Dr. Kristi Allain ’95 discusses changing face of masculinity in curling. Learn more here.

Aging Studies Leadership at Trent Attracts Government Interest

January 30, 2017

Trent faculty and students engage in roundtable discussion with Minsters Damerla and Leal. Learn more here.

The Next Generation of Bold New Scholars in Nursing and Aging

January 10, 2017

Curiosity opens doors to hands-on learning. Learn more here.

Leading Geography Professor at Trent University Elected to the Royal Society of Canada

September 13, 2016

Canada Research Chair Dr. Mark Skinner named to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Learn more here.

Aging Radically: No Age Limit on Activism

August 9, 2016

Research and radio helps Trent student spread a message for aging activists. Learn more here.

Canada's First Conference on Sexual Consent Hosted at Trent University

June 6, 2016

The event, which was held at Gzowski College and the First Peoples House of Learning, attracted more than 200 delegates from the educational, social service and public health sectors, including researchers and front-line practitioners. Learn more here.

Trent Centre for Aging and Society Welcomes International Guest for Seminar Series

June 3, 2016

Dr. Áine Ní Léime was invited to share her research on active aging and extended working life policies, specifically the gendered aspects of secure and precarious positions in the United States. Learn more here.

Dr. Mark Skinner receives $500,000 to debunk myths of aging in rural communities

February 9, 2016, Trent University

Professor Skinner, a leading international authority on the evolving role of voluntarism in aging rural communities, will receive a total of $500,000 over five years to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of aging in rural and remote regions of Canada, and to help create supportive environments for healthy rural aging. More details here.

A Natural Fit: TCAS Partners with Trent Athletics Centre

January 31, 2016, Trent University

Two Centres at Trent University, the Trent Centre for Aging & Society and the Trent Athletics Centre, join forces with an official partnership aimed at boosting aging studies at Trent and fostering healthy and active aging in the community. More details here.

A Year in Review: TCAS 2015 Annual Report

January, 2016, Trent University

2015 was a fantastic year for the Trent Centre for Aging & Society! On Wednesday, January 13, the Centre published its 2015 Annual Report. You can read the full report here.

Three community partners come together to make a difference

January, 2016, Trent University

On Sunday, January 31, 2016 the Alzheimer Society Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes Northumberland and Haliburton (PKLNH), the Trent Centre for Aging & Society and the Trent Athletics Centre will team up to host the 14th annual indoor Walk for Alzheimer’s. More details here.

Aging and Still Raging: The 2015 Aging Activisms Symposium

November 2, 2015

Intergenerational gathering organized at Trent University celebrates older women’s contributions to social justice. Learn more here.

Engaging the Community: New Books Highlight Aging Scholarship at Trent University

September 24, 2015

Two books on aging launched at Trent Centre for Aging & Society open house. Learn more here.

Trent University and York University Partner on Aging Research

June 8, 2015

A new collaboration for building healthier communities. Learn more here.

Honouring Canada's 150th Anniversary

TCAS Director, Dr. Mark Skinner and School of Education instructor, Rachael Nicholls discuss a unique partnership:

Leadership Award

Congratulations to Centre Member, Ann MacLeod for winning the inaugural Trent Community Leadership Award!

The prize is given to two staff members "who make exceptional contributions to the local community in the Peterborough or Durham regions." Ms. MacLeod was presented with a framed certificate, a $250 cash award, and an additional $250 to donate to a charity or agency of her choosing.

We're proud of your achievement Ann!

Ann MacLeod, Faculty Member, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, Trent University

Expressive Arts and Aging

An innovative program designed to address social isolation in rural older people is the focus of Centre member and Faculty Member, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, Ann MacLeod’s latest paper.

Just published in the Canadian Journal on Aging, “Connecting Socially Isolated Older Rural Adults with Older Volunteers through Expressive Arts” employs thematic and narrative inquiry to evaluate the program’s success. 

The paper finds that one on one sessions between a skilled volunteer and an older community member, with art as mediator, has many positive benefits for the socially isolated, including improved mental health outcomes.

Citing these results, MacLeod and her co-authors’ call on policy makers to fund and expand similar programs wherever they are needed.