Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging
A consolidated listing of the University's aging-focused researchers reaffirms the University's institutional commitment to improving the health and well-being of older adults and to better serve our aging population. Together, these efforts, along with the many initiatives being led by the Centre, have positioned the University of Calgary to be recognized as an Age-Friendly University.
Commemorating Mrs. P. June Rock
Mrs. June Rock, an accomplished leader whose career combined nursing, adult education, and healthcare administration, passed away in April 2019. To reflect June's valuable contributions and achievements, the Rock family and the Centre on Aging have established an endowed scholarship to support professional development for mature graduate students. Eligible students may apply through the University of Calgary open scholarship competition.
To make a donation in memory of June Rock, select "Cumming School of Medicine Impact Fund" from the designation list and type "June Rock Memorial Endowment" in the comments.
Centre on Aging Funding and Program Opportunities
Barrie I. Strafford master's and doctoral scholarships for interdisciplinary studies on aging - apply via the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Award Competition.
Post-doctoral fellowships in gerontology-related fields – apply here.
Catalyst funding for developing interdisciplinary aging-focused research – apply here.
Sponsorship requests - The Centre considers modest sponsorship requests from both University of Calgary entities and local, provincial, and national organizations that are hosting events that align with our mandate. Contact our Centre to learn more.
Summer program on interdisciplinary aging - The Centre offers a summer program for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in aging. All students are welcome to participate. Sessions feature talks by academic and community experts. Learn more here.
Funds for student-led initiatives that enhance gerontology training and experiences at the University – contact our Centre to learn more.
Though our names suggest otherwise, the Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging is not part of the Brenda Strafford Foundation. The Centre on Aging is independent of the Foundation and part of the University of Calgary. We are a component of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health with a mandate to promote interdisciplinary research and education in aging within the University, inform public policy, and work with community partners to take advantage of the opportunities that are arising from societal aging. The Centre on Aging was made possible by financial support from the Brenda Strafford Foundation, and we value our on-going relationship with the Foundation. We are not, though, part of the Foundation.