About the Institute

Message from the director

Welcome to the LIFE Research Institute’s webpage!

Dr. Linda Garcia

Dr. Linda Garcia

I am honoured to serve as the founding director of this new research institute whose reach is truly interdisciplinary. As you explore our webpages, please take the time to learn more about our institute and our members.  Whether you are a researcher, a policy maker, a clinician, a member of the private sector, or a concerned citizen, you may want to help us answer the most complex questions that relate to how we can live longer, live well and have choices. As we build the groundwork for this institute, I have had the pleasure to work alongside Margaret Gillis and the International Longevity Centre Canada (ILCC) as one of our primary partners. The ILC Global Alliance, with centres in seventeen countries around the world, helps societies to address longevity and population ageing in positive and productive ways. Such partnerships are key to making sure that the knowledge that is created in the Institute is generated to inform policy, practice and innovation. Collaborative efforts are valuable to fully understand the real life impact of such factors as genetics, human capabilities, physical, social, political environments, and the choices we make along the way. I look forward to working together to examine the impact of existing evidence, to inform trainees and to explore new research that sheds light on the impact these factors have in shaping individual lives

Please consider becoming a member and supporting this exciting initiative.

Linda Garcia, PhD


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