Gary Irwin-Kenyon

Professor and Chair
Gerontology Department (1987)
BComm (Loyola Montreal), BA, MA (Concordia), PhD (UBC)
email: kenyon@stu.ca


Courses Regularly Taught

GERO 2013 Introduction to Gerontology
GERO 2273 Death and Dying
GERO 3033 Aging and Spirituality
GERO 3233 Aging and Tai Chi: Theory, Research, and Practice
GERO 3063 Aging and Biography
GERO 4013 Seminar in Aging
GERO 4023 Advanced Seminar in Gerontology

Major Publications

Kenyon, G. (in press). On Suffering, Loss, and the Journey to Life: Tai Chi as Narrative Care in Kenyon, G., Bohlmeijer, E., & Randall, W. (Eds.). Storying later life: Issues, investigations and interventions in Narrative Gerontology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kenyon, G., Bohlmeijer, E., & Randall, W. (Eds.) (in press). Storying later life: Issues, investigations and interventions in Narrative Gerontology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kenyon, G. (2005). Holocaust stories and narrative gerontology. International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 60 (3).

Kenyon, G.M. (2003). Telling and listening to stories: Creating a wisdom environment for older people. Generations, XXVII (3).

Kenyon G.M., Clark, P & de Vries, B. (Eds.) (2001). Narrative gerontology: Theory research, and practice. New York: Springer.

Randall, W. & Kenyon, G.M. (2001). Ordinary wisdom: Biographical aging and the journey of life. Westport, Conn: Praeger.

Kenyon, G.M., & Randall, W.L. (1999). (Guest editors). Narrative gerontology, special issue, Journal of Aging Studies, 13, 1.

Kenyon, G.M., Ruth, J.E. & Mader, W. (1999). Elements of a narrative gerontology. In V. Bengtson, & W. Schaie (Eds.). Handbook of theories of aging. New York: Springer.

Kenyon, G.M. & Randall (1997). Restorying our lives: Personal growth through autobiographical reflection. Westport Conn: Praeger.

Ruth, J.E. & Kenyon, G.M. (1996). (Guest editors). Special issue, Aging, biography and practice. Ageing and society, 16, 6.

Birren, J.E., Kenyon, G.M., Ruth, J.E., Schroots, J.J.F., & Svensson, T. (Eds.) (1996). Aging and biography: Explorations in adult development. New York: Springer.

Kenyon, G.M. (1993). (Guest editor). Special issue, The humanities in gerontology. Canadian journal on aging, 12, 4.

Kenyon, G.M., Birren, J.E. & J.J.F. Schroots (Eds.). (1991). Metaphors of aging in science and the humanities. New York: Springer.

Research Interests

  • Lifestories, Ethics and Aging, Narrative Gerontology, Wisdom, Spirituality & Aging, Death & Dying
  • Aging and Tai Chi

Of Note

Listed in Who's Who in Canada and Who's Who in America, Dictionary of International Biography, Honorary Research Associate, University of New Brunswick, Research Associate, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative, Member of the Canadian Association on Gerontology and the Gerontological Society of America.