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Research Axes

Our research community is committed to broadening traditional approaches to the study of aging, advancing collaborative research that will address the needs and complexities of an aging population and train future generations of researchers and practitioners to do the same.

Under the transversal pillar of ‘community-engaged scholarship’ that emphasizes agency, social participation, and inclusion of older adults in the aging process, engAGE will provide a platform to facilitate research undertaken within four inter-related areas:

Culture, Creativity and Aging

Brings together research that emphasizes the variegated mediated cultural experiences of older people and considers the importance of creative approaches to later life that facilitate engagement with the arts and humanities.

Community, Care and Connectivity

Emphasizes research that involves communities in the development of practices and policies. This cluster also encourages a re-visioning of care (both formal and informal) that emphasizes older people as social actors who participate in a bidirectional and intergenerational experience of aging, social inclusion, and a sense of belonging.

Health, Wellbeing and the Lifecourse

Focuses on understanding how health and wellbeing are impacted as we age, aiming at adapting, integrating and strengthening the participation of older people in activities to promote an understanding of ageing as a biological and physical phenomena that is nevertheless situated socially and culturally.

Politics, Policy and the Economics of Aging

Explores public policy and political engagement of older adults, pointing to the multitude of public, private and community actors who are implicated in the policy arena.

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