Make a gift to advance the science of healthy aging in order to help people in British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Globally, the human population is rapidly aging, but health span — the period of life free from disease and disability— has not increased. This has created huge societal and economic burdens. There is still much we don’t know about the causes of diseases and disabilities that become more common with age and how best to prevent and treat them.
The UBC Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging is transforming healthy aging by expanding cross-disciplinary research focused on the biological, social and environmental factors that influence the aging process. This research will inform new strategies to prevent and treat age-related diseases and promote healthy aging for all.
This program is unique in the world owing to its breadth of inquiry and holistic approach to illuminate the pathways that lead to healthy aging. Our investigators span across faculties at UBC to conduct research on the underlying processes of aging, causes and strategies to prevent age-related diseases, and interventions to promote health and wellbeing for older adults living in the community.
Philanthropy has galvanized this diverse community of UBC researchers and positioned our university as the Canadian leader in addressing healthy aging. We are deeply grateful to Edwin Leong for his commitment and generosity to this personal and public health issue of critical importance to individuals and communities around the world.
The Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging will have a transformational impact by delivering advances that transcend diseases, which will have tremendous benefit to individuals, communities, health systems, the economy, and society.
Your donation to the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging will help expand collaborative research in healthy aging, develop new courses and training programs for graduate students and clinical trainees, and support community outreach events and activities.
Please join us in helping people in B.C. and around the world stay healthy, happy and active longer into old age.
For more information about donating through the UBC Faculty of Medicine, please contact:
Executive Director, Development & Alumni Engagement
UBC Faculty of Medicine