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Department of Anthropology

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Our faculty members have backgrounds in economics, human geography, political science, social work, and sociology. These disciplines provide the multiple lens through which we view health and aging.


Research in the Department of Health Aging and Society examines a wide range of issues and topics related to the fields of health studies and social gerontology.

Undergraduate Programs

Our BA programs in Health Studies and Gerontology provide a multi-disciplinary focus on the study of aging and in-depth knowledge on a wide range of topics and issues in gerontology.

Graduate Programs

Take a critical social science perspective and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health and/or aging.

Latest News & Events

TA positions for Winter 2023

Winter 2023 Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are available in the Department of Health, Aging & Society.
Nov 30, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Siena Deluca

Siena Deluca has graduated with a double major in aging and society and health and society. She spoke to us about their time at Mac, including how she met some of their best friends during her first week on campus (lucky), and why she chose a career that combines their creative spirit and their love for helping people.
Jun 16, 2022

"In the News": The Department of Health, Aging & Society e-newsletter

The Spring 2022 edition of “In the News”, an electronic newsletter published by the Department of Health, Aging & Society, is now available.
May 06, 2022

Recipients of the 2022 Undergraduate Student Research Awards Announced

This year, there are 13 recipients of the USRAs.
May 06, 2022

2022 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Award Winners Announced

The results of the 2022 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Awards have been announced. The awards include the Early Career Researcher Award, the Impact Award, and the Scholar in Community Award.
May 06, 2022

Doctoral Candidate, Rachel VanEvery, awarded Mitacs grant to work with CMHA Hamilton

Rachel VanEvery, PhD. Candidate in the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has been awarded a Mitacs Accelerate grant for a research internship with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) of Hamilton. The project, Investigating the Role of Peer Support in Reducing the Harms of Substance Use and Advancing Recovery: A Qualitative Analysis of CMHA Hamilton’s Community Mental Health Peer Support Initiatives, will be supervised by Dr. James Gillett, Associate Professor, Health, Aging and Society.
May 02, 2022