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Aging into the Future

Join an expert panel discussion the multifaceted journey of aging. Hosted by York University, in partnership with Mackenzie Health and the City of Vaughan the discussion will focus on the importance of relationships between healthcare providers, communities and families, as well as: 

  • health equity 
  • empowerment 

Participants will discover innovative strategies and insights on how researchers, health care practitioners, and policymakers are enhancing quality of life for older adults.   

This event is open to the public.   


  • Professor Tamara Daly, M.A. PhD award-winning Professor of Health Policy and Equity at York University, the Director of the York University Centre of Aging Research and Education, and the Director of the SSHRC Partnership Grant Imagine Aging. 
  • Professor Mary Fox, RN, PhD, world-renowned expert in gerontological nursing and a health services researcher. 
  • Dr. Dmitriy Petrov a practicing geriatrician at Mackenzie Health with expertise in neurodegeneration and frailty 


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Panelists from left to right: Tamara Daly, M.A. PhD, Professor Mary Fox, RN, PhD, and Dr. Dmitriy Petrov


Jill Dempsey is a veteran CBC Radio personality having been with the network for more than 25 years.

Dempsey’s voice is familiar to listeners of Metro Morning, where she’s served as a newsreader since 1991. Her career in broadcasting began at City in Toronto working behind the scenes as a writer and producer. She came to CBC in June 1989, anchoring Calgary’s late night news. After two months she was tapped as a backup host for Newsworld, a relationship she maintained for six years after she returned to Toronto. After two years with Metro Morning, Dempsey took over the daytime newscasts. Besides reading and writing the news, she has filled in on Fresh Air, Radio Noon and Here and Now. She was seconded to the position of co-host on The World at Six with Barbara Smith from the fall of 2002 to the spring of 2003.

She has a B.A. in Political Science from York University. For several years, she has also been an instructor in the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson University as well as at Centennial College and she works as a trainer, teaching hosts and newsreaders in both Radio and Television at CBC.

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Jill Dempsey – Photo courtesy of the CBC


Nov 06 2023


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Vaughan Room
Vaughan City Hall


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