Gloria M. Gutman, PhD


Dr. Gutman is well known in the field of gerontology as an educator, author, and consultant. She developed the Gerontology Research Centre and Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and was director of both from 1982-2005. She is currently a Research Associate and Professor Emerita at SFU.

Dr. Gutman has received many awards during her distinguished career among them, the prestigious Rosalie Wolf Award presented by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (2005), the Order of British Columbia (2010), an honorary doctor of Laws degree awarded by the University of Western Ontario (2010), and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by the Canadian Association on Gerontology (2012). She is the author/editor of 22 books and monographs the most recent Aging, Ageism and Abuse (Elsevier, 2010) and Technologies for Active Aging (Springer, 2012).

Dr. Gutman's research interests are wide-ranging; they include seniors' housing, long term care, health promotion, seniors and emergency preparedness, gerontechnology, and prevention of elder abuse and neglect. During her career Dr Gutman has held a number of high profile roles including being the founding President of the Gerontology Association of British Columbia, President of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and President of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse. Currently, Dr. Gutman is Vice-President of the newly established International Longevity Centre - Canada, a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Ageing and Health, a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Aging and on the Research Management Committee of TVN (The name TVN was recently changed to Canadian Frailty Network) - NCE Canada's research and knowledge mobilization network focused on late life issues and frailty.