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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

UFV’s Centre for Education and Research on Aging (CERA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Cycling Without Age Yarrow!

U‌FV's Kinesiology professor, Alison Pritchard-Orr, and mom, Muriel, hit the road in tri-shaw bike "Daisy"! The tri-shaws are 3-wheeled, electric-assist bikes with seating up front which promotes unobstructed views and conversation. Getting out on a bike boosts everyone’s spirits and mental health with fun experiences. In the coming months, we'll be in need of volunteer pilots. More information to come.

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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