Peter Donahue

Chair, Program, Policy and Protocol Committee 

Peter Donahue is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. He played an integral role in the establishment of the Faculty of Social Work’s concentration in gerontological social work introduced in 2002.

Prior to becoming involved in academia, Dr. Donahue was involved in community development with older adults through his work as the Program Coordinator for the Toronto Association of Neighbourhood Services – Seniors Program in Toronto. He was involved in policy analysis and advocacy through his work as a Program Coordinator for the Ontario Coalition of Senior Citizens’ Organizations. His interest in gerontological research was furthered through his work as a Research Assistant at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and at the Centre for Applied Social Research at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Donahue has been very active in gerontological research and has presented and had his materials published both nationally and internationally. Dr. Donahue has been involved in a variety of professional organizations focused on aging ranging from the Ontario and Alberta Associations on Gerontology to the Canadian Association on Gerontology. In his role as Research Chair for the Alberta Association on Gerontology, he organized a provincial summit on the future of gerontological education and research in Alberta. He is currently the Chair of the Educational Division of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. He was also the Network Manager for the NICE Network during its first year of operation.