The Ruth A. Gardner Research Award supports graduate students who are undertaking a clinical or applied research project designed to enhance and advance care for individuals with chronic conditions who are aging.

This award is administered in partnership with UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH).

Applicants must be a graduate student registered in an educational program offered by UVic. Applicants must also be affiliates of IALH.

Applications to be submitted to Eldercare Foundation between November 27, 2020 and January 8, 2021.

History

Ruth A. Gardner was a Victoria psychologist and social worker who devoted her life to helping others. She gave her support to several young people, assisting them in achieving their educational goals.

As a result of a bequest to the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation (Eldercare Foundation) by the late Ruth A. Gardner, an endowment fund was created to provide students with clinical or applied research experience within the field of gerontology, with an emphasis on individuals with chronic conditions. 

Purpose and Support 

The Ruth A. Gardner Research Award supports graduate students who are undertaking a clinical or applied research project designed to enhance and advance care for individuals with chronic conditions (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis, Early Onset Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease) who are aging. 

Financial support for research projects is provided by the Ruth A. Gardner Research Award Fund. Funds are held by and administered through the Eldercare Foundation. Research support is provided by the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH) at the University of Victoria (UVic).