What is it about?

In this article, three students and one mentor describe how they collaborated across disciplines (vision, hearing, cognition, social work) with a common interest in aging research, using the United Nation's Principles for Older Persons to find common ground

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Why is it important?

Inter-disciplinary and inter-sectorial research has taken an central space in current research development; however, it is not always clear what such collaborations look like in real life. Here we present an example where a team successfully found common ground and worked together on a project outside the domain of all participants.


As a trainee at the time, this was my first collaborative research experience. Interestingly, now, 10 years later, I continue working with some of the same team members. This training opportunity laid the groundwork for my current networking abilities.

Dr Walter Wittich
Universite de Montreal

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This page is a summary of: Aging Research Across Disciplines: A Student-Mentor Partnership Using the United Nations Principles for Older Persons, Educational Gerontology, March 2007, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/03601270701198802.
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