McMaster receives $15M from chancellor for aging research

October 21, 2016

McMaster University Chancellor Suzanne Labarge has provided a gift of $15M to McMaster to help prepare for the oncoming “grey tsunami,” or overwhelming aging of the population. The donation will specifically be used to fund the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging. This gift comes in addition to $3.25M that McMaster will invest in its McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, which houses the Centre. “A big issue for our country is trying to find ways to help people age in the best way,” commented McMaster President Patrick Deane. “That's one reason why McMaster is focused on this.” The gift will support interdisciplinary research investigating how seniors can live more independently through greater mobility, better health and fitness, and increased social connection. Hamilton Spectator | McMaster