Research Showcase: The Walrus Talks Mobility & Call for Posters – Oct. 5th

The Trainee Network of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) is organizing a research showcase for attendees of The Walrus Talks Mobility on October 5, 2017. The showcase will occur from 6 – 7 p.m., which is just prior to the formal event. This is a great opportunity for trainees to share their research in aging with a diverse audience that will include researchers, policymakers, and members of the general public, including older adults.

Posters or exhibits are welcome from undergraduate and graduate students  , as well as post-doctoral fellows, and encourage interactive and creative ways to display research ideas and outputs. Because the subject of The Walrus event is mobility, trainees are encouraged to focus on this aspect of their research for the display. Posters can include work previously presented or ongoing research. MIRA will provide financial support for poster printing if the student/PDF chooses to use a MIRA template.

We invite trainees to submit their abstracts directly to the Trainee Network by Monday, September 18, 2017:

If you have questions or would like to inquire about using MIRA’s template please contact MIRA’s Research Coordinator, Audrey Patocs, at

MIRA Presents: The Walrus Talks Mobility

Have you reserved tickets to The Walrus Talks Mobility yet? We encourage you to do so soon, as this event is expected to sell out fast!

Date: October 5, 2017
Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre
Aging & Mobility Fair: 6 – 7 p.m.
Event time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Reception to follow

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events about Canada and its place in the world. Each event offers thoughtful, inspiring thinking from scholars, writers, performers, scientists, artists, and business leaders. For this event, we will examine questions around aging and mobility, such as: How can we maintain mobility as we age? How do we design accessible cities? What solutions are needed to build an inclusive society of the future? Tickets and information available here: