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St. Thomas University News Release

Office of University Advancement
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3
Tel (506) 452-0522, Fax (506) 460-0335

October 23, 2003

Forum on Gerontology

WHY: Come and hear about the exciting studies by the Gerontology faculty of St. Thomas University. These studies challenge the current stereotypes of aging that makes some believe that having a growing number of older people in Canada – represents a crisis! This forum is an opportunity for everyone to hear about the latest research in the field.

HOW: In talks that range from topics on aging and wisdom to men's experiences as widowers to older adults' hidden resistance to challenges to their dignity, the presenters will bring their findings and their passions to the deliberations of the day. Each presenter will speak for about 30 minutes, followed by questions.

Rigby Hall
Forest Hill Road
St. Thomas University
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, November 5

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Deborah van den Hoonaard; phone ~ 460-0362; e-mail ~


Gail Wilson, PhD Hidden Resistance to Intergenerational Equality
Visiting Chair
Reader, Dept. of Social Policy
London School of Economics

Deborah van den Hoonaard, PhD Older Men as Widowers: Emergent Themes
Chair, Dept. of Gerontology
Associate Professor

Gary Kenyon, PhD Aging and Wisdom:
Professor Wishful Thinking or a Natural Part of the Human Journey?

Bill Randall, EdD Lives as Texts: Toward a Poetics of Aging
Assistant Professor

Marianne Skarborn, MA Co-authoring Lives: Reactions of Interview
Project Administrator Participants to Interviewers’ Perceived Backgrounds
Fredericton 80+ Study

Stephen Griew, PhD Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Press about Aging
Adjunct Professor of Gerontology
Associate Director, Fredericton 80+ Study

Students, Seniors, Community Members - All are welcome!


Media contact:

Mary McIntosh
Director of Communications and Media Relations
St. Thomas University
(506) 452-0522