The Dr. Rosemarie Sampson Centre on Aging provides modern office space that will enable new synergies within the university and beyond in order to embrace the opportunities and challenges of an aging population. The Dr. Rosemarie Sampson Centre on Aging is located on the 2nd Floor of the Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research. It is home to:
- Nova Scotia Centre on Aging
- Jessie MacIsaac Campbell Maritime Data Centre
- Lena Isabel Jodrey Chair in Gerontology
- Canada Research Chair in Global Aging and Community
Adjacent to the Centre on Aging on the 2nd Floor are two rooms that will support a variety of needs (e.g., meetings, workshops, seminars) – R. Diane Campbell Meeting Room and the Marjorie Lindsay Meeting Room.
The naming of the Dr. Rosemarie Sampson Centre on Aging is a result of a generous legacy gift from Dr. Rosemarie Sampson.
Dr. Rosemarie Sampson has had a life-long connection with Mount Saint Vincent University – as a student, faculty member, and Dean. When Dean of Professional Studies during the 90s she was actively involved in the growth of the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at Mount Saint Vincent University recognizing its potential as an interface between the university and the community. Dr. Sampson has always been committed to community service, volunteering her time and expertise on numerous boards and committees. Her interest in aging led to her serving on committees for the Department of Health – developing a strategic framework for long-term care, and Northwood –on the development of Ivany Place, Northwood’s Bedford location. Dr. Sampson also chaired the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging Committee for Project TWENTY12 (the campaign which supported the construction of the Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research).