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Centre for Education and Research on Aging

Centre for Education and Research on Aging

The Centre for Education and Research on Aging (CERA) was launched at UFV in 2006 with the goal of facilitating a collaborative process between educators, researchers, practitioners, students, older people and caregivers in the Fraser Valley to learn more about the issues surrounding the aging process.

The centre promotes gerontological research and educational programs at UFV and in senior communities in the Fraser Valley. It serves as a source of information about aging for UFV students and the broader community.

CERA Spotlight

We are excited to share the news that UFV is now the first Age-Friendly University in BC. AFU principles provide an opportunity to focus on building meaningful intergenerational relationships and better prepare our graduates for life and work in an ageing society.

Please join us in celebrating and considering the potential of an age-friendly campus. See the attached news release and invitation for more details. We hope to see you there. 

CERA Podcast


“In CERA, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Lesley Jessiman. I’d always had an interest on the social aspects of aging. I remember being in Lesley’s classroom (Adulthood and Aging) and realizing I could do research on this. It was almost a perfect fit.” 


-Larissa Kowalski

UFV grad, Sociology with a concentration in Social Research and extended minor in Psychology.

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