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If you are interested in speaking with or arranging an interview with an expert, please contact the communications team at:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 519.904.0660

Be sure to include information about the topic, story angle, deadline, and any other pertinent information. A member of the communications team will follow up on your request. Note: A communications team member must accompany all reporters, film crews, and photographers during visits to the RIA.

Our experts

Researchers at the RIA are tackling some of the biggest issues facing an aging population. We are home to:

  • 12 Schlegel Research Chairs
  • 3 Schlegel Specialist
  • 18 research scientists

Trusted experts in their fields, they are conducting research that is relevant and changing the way we age. To learn more about our Researchers, visit our Meet our Researchers page.

If you are interested in speaking with one of our experts, please contact:

Media relations and contact policies

The communications team must be notified in advance of any on-site interviews with staff, researchers, or clients.

Frequently asked questions

Q: How can I arrange an interview with an RIA expert?
A: Contact the RIA communications team at 519.904.0660 or email:

Q: How can I get permission to use images from the RIA website?
A: Stock photos on the RIA website may not be reproduced or replicated without permission. Please contact for photos of senior staff, researchers, images for research projects and programs.

Q: How can I get permission to reprint text from the RIA website and publications?
A: Publications produced by the RIA are in the public domain. Permission to use the RIA materials is not required. If you use our materials in print, digital, video or audio, we ask you credit the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Q: Can the RIA arrange for me to interview someone participating in an RIA research project?
A: If you are interested in interviewing someone participating in an RIA research project, please contact

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