Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging

About the Centre on Aging


A Collaborative Interdisciplinary Hub

The Centre was created in 2011 to advance the University’s already significant work in the area of aging. The intent of establishing a Centre was to enable the University to have an even greater, farther-reaching, positive impact on the health, well-being, and inclusion of older adults, whether in Calgary, elsewhere in Alberta, Canada, or abroad. The Centre moved under the umbrella of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health in 2016 to build its capacity to serve as a collaborative hub that supports aging-related initiatives across the University.

Background on the Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging

Age Friendly University

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. 

Sponsorship Requests

We also consider modest sponsorship requests from both University of Calgary entities and local, provincial, and national organizations that are hosting events that align with our mandate. Please contact bscoa@ucalgary.ca to learn more.