May 31, 2023
2023 spring and summer USRA students explain their research projects
The latest round of Undergraduate Student Research Awards has been announced for spring and summer, and the students are ready to get started on their projects. We caught up with the students and asked them to summarize their research and explain how they got interested in it. Watch their videos below. Abby Keesmaat […]
May 31, 2023
Social Sciences alumna highlights the importance of giving back to her community
“My research has focused a lot on community and connection and about those grounding principles of everyone’s humanity.” When Sofia Palma Florido, a 2022 Health, Aging and Society grad, moved to McMaster from rural British Columbia, she did so looking for a community. And not only did she find her own community, she […]
April 27, 2023
Integrated Services and Better Health Outcomes for People in Residential Care is the Focus of a New Study Funded by Margaret and the late Charles Juravinski
With support from the Juravinski Research Institute (JRI), Hamilton researchers, including a Social Sciences professor, have launched a new initiative to improve health outcomes for people living in Hamilton’s subsidized residential care facilities. Lead investigators are aiming to leverage a pilot project of an integrated primary care team tested by McMaster Family Practice and the […]
April 11, 2023
Spring 2023 TA positions in the Department of Health, Aging & Society
The Department of Health, Aging & Society currently has available TA positions for Spring 2023. For details about the TA positions, including required application documents, please see job posting: Spring 2023 TA positions – Health, Aging & Society Application Deadline: 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2023
February 17, 2023
Older adults with obesity experienced greater stress during COVID-19’s first year
Adults over 50 living with obesity were more likely to experience stressors during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite being less likely to perceive the pandemic’s consequences as negative, says a McMaster University-led study....
November 28, 2022
Peer support is a valuable mental health service, research finds
“Somebody helped me at one time, and I wanted to be able to pay it back.” Peer support services offered by CMHA Hamilton offer an overwhelmingly positive experience, a new McMaster study finds....
November 17, 2022
Analysis: Ageism in tech: Older adults should be included in the design of new technologies
Technologies are now ubiquitous in everyday modern life, but ageism means that older adults are excluded from the design of the technologies that they use....
November 7, 2022
Canada’s first and largest-scale vision-loss study underway thanks to grant from the Juravinski Research Institute
Research into age-related macular degeneration aims to help curb vision loss and improve health outcomes in older adults....
June 15, 2022
Meet Social Sciences valedictorian Angelo Marmolejo
"Life isn’t just about work, volunteering or education. It’s about the little things, living your life and just being around the people you love."...
June 9, 2022
Older persons with Type 1 diabetes face risk of reduced muscle strength and more cardiovascular issues, researchers find
Researchers say the findings suggest patients should be trying to preserve their strength with resistance-based exercises such as resistance bands and weights....
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