University of Toronto

Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

New Retiree Reception 2013

When: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Where: 256 McCaul Street, 4th Floor, Room 406.  SW corner of College Street, 2nd building south on McCaul Street.

Recent retirees and those soon to retire are invited to join us for a welcome reception presented by the Academic Retiree Centre, Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto, and Senior College.

We are honoured to have Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC as keynote speaker for this event.

Short Biography
Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto and in 2012 he was appointed by the Government of Ontario government to serve as the expert lead of the Ontario’s Seniors Strategy.  He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and further serves as the Chair of the Health Professionals Advisory Committee of the Toronto Central LHIN and is a Medical Advisor to the Toronto Central CCAC.

A Rhodes Scholar, after completing his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Western Ontario, he obtained a Masters in Medical History and a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Ageing. After returning to pursue postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, Dr. Sinha went to the United States where he most recently served as the Erickson/Reynolds Fellow in Clinical Geriatrics, Education and Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Sinha’s breadth of international training and expertise in health policy and the delivery of services related to the care of the elderly have made him a highly regarded expert in the care of older adults. He has consulted and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, Canada, the United States and China on the implementation and administration of unique, integrated and innovative models of geriatric care that reduce disease burden, improve access and capacity and ultimately promote health.