McMaster professor Dr. Parminder Raina has been honoured as a member of the Order of Canada — one of the highest honours of merit in Canada — for his extraordinary contribution to research on aging and its impact on policy-making.
Raina, also a lead investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), is among 85 appointees to receive the recognition for his “impact on national policy-making in geriatric care services,” the Gov.-General of Canada Mary Simon’s list said.
His recent works include a nationwide study on the impact of COVID-19 on aging Canadians, as well as a six-year-long study to better understand links between lifestyle, microbiology, and brain health.
In an interview with The Spectator, Raina said he was “surprised” to be named a member of the Order of Canada, and “delighted” that his work “had some merit and made a difference.”
Read the full interview at the Hamilton Spectator here