The Great Age: Sustainability in Aging Societies

Our world’s population continues to age. The challenges faced in our societies to create a sustainable future and supports for our changing demographics call for bold and radical change.

The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites community leaders, researchers, students, professionals, and leaders from all fields to register and attend The Great Age: Sustainability in Aging Societies conference. This in-person event is dedicated to revealing the challenges and existing opportunities that may be leveraged to build a more sustainable future for our society.

Get ready to participate in riveting discussions and ideations on how we may support sustainability in aging societies as it relates to determinants of health and social care, economics, urban design, and digital technologies.


Link to registration


Monday, October 24, 2022, from 09:00 am to 06:30 pm



Speakers to the conference include:


Samir Sinha

Dr. Samir K. Sinha

Provincial Lead, Ontario's Seniors Strategy

Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals


Gary Bloch

Dr. Gary Bloch

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto 

Family physician, St. Michael’s Hospital and Inner City Health Associates


Jennifer Campos

Dr. Jennifer Campos

Senior Scientist and Associate Director, Academic - KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto.

Associate Scientific Director, AGE-WELL Network

Karen Chapple

Dr. Karen Chapple

Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto

Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto

Andrea Charise

Dr. Andrea Charise

Associate Professor and Associate Chair-Research, Department of Health & Society, University of Toronto Scarborough

Director and Principal Investigator, FLOURISH: Community-Engaged Arts for Social Wellness 

Mary Chiu

Dr. Mary Chiu

Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences


San Ng

Dr. San Ng

Chief Executive Officer, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

Allison Sekuler

Dr. Allison Sekuler

Sandra A Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, Rotman Research Institute 

President & Chief Scientist, Baycrest Academy for Research and Education at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, and the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation 

Professor, Psychology, University of Toronto 

John Stapleton

John Stapleton

Writer and instructor

Former Innovation Fellow with the Metcalf Foundation

Member, expert panel on income security,  Council of aging (COA), Ottawa 

Senior Researcher, Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership (NCRP), University of Toronto



Venue and link to the map

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Highland Hall, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, M1C 1A4




Link to registration form


Regular: 75$ (+ HST)

Student: 25$ (+ HST)

Senior (65+): free


Cancellation and refund policy    

The following terms and conditions are applicable for registrations for the "Great Age: Sustainability in Aging Societies" conference.

Registration does not cover travel and accommodation. Delegates are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.

Registering for this special event secures a space for you at the event, subject to over-booking. Unless an additional participation fee is specifically noted in the registration system, any meals provided at the event are included in the registration fee. Where such a fee exists, onsite registration for the event may not be available.

In such cases, participation/materials are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority being given to registrants for the full conference.

Fees are subject to the date of registration.

This policy may be subject to change.

Accepted payments methods are: Visa and MasterCard.

Please keep and print or have available an electronic a copy of the receipts and summary as they will be required for admittance.

The following will be refunded depending on when the registration is cancelled:


Cancel 20 business days before the event

Cancel 10 business days before the event

Cancel less than 10 business days before the event


$50 CAD refund

$10 CAD refund

$0 CAD refund


$20 CAD refund

$10 CAD refund

$0 CAD refund


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