Welcome to the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

We are a charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing care and quality of life for older adults. We drive innovation to tackle the biggest issues facing an aging population.

Latest News

2021 Betty Havens Prize: Knowledge Mobilization in Aging over faded stock image of hands

The prize recognizes outstanding achievements and excellence in bridging the gap between aging research and practice. 

Upcoming Events

Jan 25

We are offering our LDJ train-the-trainer course virtually!

May 26

Walk with Me 2022 will provide the forum we all need to reconnect, reimagine and recommit to changing the culture of aging in Canada. Now is the time to share innovative and creative solutions to help us move forward.

RIA Highlights

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many to face the long-standing challenges in Ontario’s long-term care system and highlighted how essential our work is. Now is the time to redouble our efforts.

We are saddened to hear that Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini, RIA research scientist and Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, has passed away.

The RIA and the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team are pleased to announce the renewal of Schlegel Research Chair Dr. Linda Lee as chair in primary care for elders.


The RIA develops and shares resources, services, education and training to support enhanced quality of life and care for older adults.

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RIA makes a difference

When you teach, your student will know or learn something. But what they experience becomes something they feel. That was the inspiration behind the Make A New Old Friend program.