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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

The Department of Health, Aging & Society is offering Level 4 course, HLTHAGE 4I03: Aging and Health

This Spring, learn more about the biological, psychological and socio-political factors influencing the health of elderly persons from a broad national and international perspective.
Apr 06, 2022

#HASTalks: Indigenous Health & Dementia

Jennifer Walker (Associate Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University) is a Haudenosaunee member of Six Nations of the Grand River with a PhD in Community Health Sciences (Epidemiology) from the University of Calgary. Dr. Walker will provide participants with an opportunity to consider Indigenous perspectives and the impact of colonization on dementia in Indigenous peoples.
Mar 15, 2022

#HASTalks: Safe places for aging and care? Exploring violence in care for older adults

Co-hosted with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging. Rachel Herron, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at Brandon University, and Tier II CRC in Rural and Remote Mental Health, will provide an overview of major policy responses to violence in home care and residential long-term care and critically reflect on how violence and violence prevention is constructed within policy documents.
Feb 28, 2022

Meet Dr Anthea Innes

On January 1, 2022, McMaster’s Health, Aging and Society program welcomed Dr Anthea Innes, professor Health Aging and Society and Gilbrea Chair in Aging and Mental Health. She sat down with the communications team to discuss her journey to McMaster and her plans for her time here.
Jan 27, 2022