The Western Australian Division of the AAG is a committee with a diverse mix of gerontologists, academics, health care providers and advocacy groups who all value strongly the importance of expanding knowledge on ageing. The committee meets bi-monthly to organise a range of forums to provide opportunities for members and the wider community to become engaged with issues relevant to the field of ageing. The WA Division often collaborates with other organisations to develop these forums and welcomes the opportunity to work with other organisations both locally and nationally who are interested in gerontology.
The Division is also committed to supporting students and early career researchers and for several years has been sponsoring several awards for postgraduate students, including the ‘Australian Association of Gerontology Prize’ at Edith Cowan University which is awarded to the student receiving the highest mark in the unit “Health and Health Challenges for older adults.” The Division is keen to welcome new students to join the committee who are interested in meeting new people from a diverse range of backgrounds and working together to support networking and promoting research in the field of ageing.
Kristen De San Miguel
The 49th AAG Conference “Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-imagining Our Future” will be held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra from 2nd to 4th November 2016.
The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) WA Division is offering two grants to support your attendance to this conference. One grant will be offered to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ASTI) delegate and the other to a student delegate. Grants are each valued at $1250. To be eligible for the grants applicants must:
- Submit an expression of interest before Wednesday, 31 August 2016 explaining their interest in ageing and why they think they would benefit from attending the conference.
- Attend any ASTI/student workshops at the conference representing the WA Division of the AAG.
- Present a short report on their experience at the conference at a WA Committee meeting (can be by videoconference).
To be classified as a student a person must be currently enrolled in a tertiary level course at an Australian institution. Please forward applications to Orla Hill via email or 0449 092 448.
Professor Leon Flicker
Chair, AAG WA Division
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