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Healthy Ageing
Co-sponsored by UBC Emeritus College and the European Association of Professors Emeriti (EAPE), an Athens, Greece-based organization, this session spotlights the UN’s “Decade of Healthy Ageing” (2021-2030) and International Day of Older Persons on Oct. 1. It also marks the first international collaboration for Emeritus College, started in 2018 as a resource supporting UBC faculty and senior academic administrators in the transition to retirement through academic work, mentoring, research and publishing.

Two Emeritus Professor speakers each from UBC and EAPE will speak, followed by a panel discussion. Professor Luigi Campanella, a prominent chemist from Sapienza University of Rome and Associate Professor Emeritus and Vice-president-elect of the Emeritus College Anne Junker, an MD and rare diseases clinician in immune deficiency disorders, are moderating the panel, which features UBC’s Dr. Judith Hall and Dr. John Helliwell. 

Canadian Medical Hall of Famer Dr. Hall, OC, MD, DSC, FRSC and FCAHS, will draw from her research to explore the topic: Do emeriti have the opportunity for a new stage in their academic career? UBC Emeritus Professor of Economics Dr. Helliwell, OC, FRSC, and co-editor of the World Happiness Reports will speak about key supports for happy and healthy ageing. 

From EAPE, Hannover, Germany’s distinguished pediatrician Emeritus Professor Jochen Ehrich, MD, DCMT (London) will delve into "the needs and wants of children and elderly people concerning healthy ageing,” contending that preventative measures have to start early in life to allow for healthy ageing, while EAPE President-elect and Emeritus Professor Sir Les Ebdon will explain the value of adult education as it relates to health. With titles including CBE, DL, DSc, DUniv, CChem and FRSC, Dr. Ebdon is an award-winning analytical chemistry researcher and senior educator. For his contribution to education and social mobility he was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 2018.

Oct 1, 2021 09:00 AM in Vancouver

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