Department of Health, Aging, and Society
Thinking about taking courses this Summer?
The Department of Health, Aging & Society is offering five undergraduate courses in the Summer 2016 term, including a brand new course: Introduction to Mental Health and Illness. Click HERE to see the full course list. Enrolment opens March 21, 2016.
A 30-year journey for a McMaster degree
Senior Class Assistant Ruth Simmons talks about her experience as a student and now a volunteer at McMaster.
McMaster undergrad's interest in gerontology began early in life
Health & Aging undergrad student Victoria Adshade translates her early interests into a meaningful undergraduate experience. Read more on the Daily News.
Students become teachers in iPad class for seniors
Health & Aging MA alumni Rachel Weldrick organizes tech classes, pairing students with seniors. Read more on the Daily News.
Researcher brings canines to campus
Health, Aging & Society and Sociology professor James Gillett is interviewed by McMaster student newspaper, The Silhouette, about the Faculty of Social Sciences therapy dog program in partnership with the Hamilton-Burlington SPCA. Read more on The Silhouette.
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.
Amanda Grenier and her research on homelessness and aging are featured in the November 2015 issue of the Social Sciences
Margaret Denton is investigating how to keep Community Based Personal Support Workers safe in the work place. Ministry of Labour funds McMaster researchers to conduct Ontario-wide survey to improve occupational health and safety. For more information see http://www.pswshaveasay.ca/.
Amanda Grenier, Jessica Gish, Brenda Vrkljan and Antonio Páez receive funding for exploratory study of the effects of automobile innovations on the lived experience of older drivers, their mobility, and social policy. Read more on the Daily News.
Jim Dunn takes to the streets as part of his Great Neighbourhoods Visualization Project. Read more on The Silhouette.
Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging