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24 Aug 18

A Memorial Event to celebrate the life and work of the Late Emeritus Professor Hal Kendig

Professor Hal Kendig sadly died on 4 June 2018 from a neurological condition that had progressed rapidly. At his request, his funeral was a private affair for his family.

You are invited to join together with Hal’s colleagues, friends and family to celebrate his life and to honour his achievements at a memorial event on 24 August in Canberra. It is being hosted by the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), the Centre for Research in Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW), the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).

Hal was a Life Member of the AAG, and a Fellow of ASSA, honours bestowed on him in recognition of his long and powerful influence in shaping a national discourse on ageing, his advocacy for the needs and rights of older people and for a life course approach to ageing well. He was a passionate researcher and a highly respected transdisciplinary scholar. He made an important contribution to social gerontology, in Australia and internationally.

The memorial function will include tributes by eminent former colleagues, and will be followed by an informal light luncheon.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018

Time: 11:00 am – 1.00 pm

Venue: Weston Theatre, Level 1, Crawford Building,
Australian National University (ANU), 132 Lennox Crossing, Acton

Click here to download a map and parking instructions

You are also invited to add your tribute to Hal as well as any photographs you may wish to share on the AAG’s memorial page. They will all be passed on to his family.

A research development program to honour Hal is being set up through the AAG Research Trust. If you would like to give a tax deductible donation in his memory, please click here to e-mail AAG and register your interest. You will be advised of the donation portal details when they become available.

For further information about the function or the fund, please contact the AAG office on 03 8506 0525 or by email to

To RSVP if you would like to attend please scroll down, select your type of 'registration' and click 'Submit'.

If you are unable to attend there is no need to RSVP.

In collaboration with:

Centre for Research on Ageing Health & Wellbeing ANU (CRAHW)

Event Date & Time: Friday 24th August 11.00am - 1.00pm

Event Location: Australian National University, ACT

Registrations Open: 26th Jul 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 23rd Aug 18 8:00 PM

Places Available: 58

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