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Retiring with Strong Minds

Retiring With Strong Minds (RWSM) is a sub-committee within SBSMSM and our goal is to promote and increase knowledge exchange between students and older adults through presentations and interactions between Western University graduate students and patrons at retirement homes in London. We are looking for students from all disciplines, at various stages in their research programs, who are eager to get involved in the community while gaining valuable presentation experience.

 Looking for volunteers!

We are currently looking to roster more graduate and professional students from ALL faculties to present a lay summary of their research at Windermere on the Mount - located right next to Western! The short presentations are approximately 10-15 minutes long and we co-ordinate 3-4 students to speak on a presentation day (you won't be alone!)

The follow are presentation dates (2 - 3 PM) for 2017:

January 13, 2017
February 3, 2017

If you are interested in participating, please complete our online form at: with your area of research, contact information and availability. Submitting this form does not require any firm time commitment; we will collate your listed availabilities and contact you based on availability of presentation slots. If you confirm a presentation commitment after we contact you, additional details about preparing for your session will be sent to you.

Feedback from Windermere on the Mount Retirement Residence:

"Thanks to the monthly Retiring With Strong Minds presentations our residents continue to be engaged and informed about a variety of topics including social issues and medical advancement. Our residents appreciate each University of Western Ontario student who is able to share their current research.”
Emma Cookson, Director of Recreation, Windermere on the Mount Retirement Residence

This will be a great way to gain experience presenting your work to a captive audience!
If you have any questions, please contact us at

Kara Ruicci & Alex Levit
Co-Chairs 2015-2016
Retiring with Strong Minds Sub-Committee