M. Gen Silent

This mini course is designed to expose students to LGBTQ+ issues related aging seniors. It is common knowledge that our population is aging and majority of our graduating students will be working with an aging population. LGBTQ+ individuals are making great strides in reducing stigma and discrimination which is allowing more individuals to be themselves and live the lifestyle that want. Many students are from rural areas or may not be exposed to individuals that identify as LGBTQ+. This mini course will help to expose students to LGBTQ+ issues and some potential issues that may arise as they age.

By the end of this mini course students will be able to:

  • Identify and reflect upon their personal beliefs, values, assumptions, and biases related to LGBTQ+ issues
  • Receive currents LGBTQ+ terms and definitions to help ensure respectful language
  • Students will be exposed to how to discuss sexuality with marginalized groups
  • Understand the roles taken by their own and others’ professions in relation to the aging LGBTQ+ community members
  • Students will be exposed to the challenges faced by aging LGBTQ+ community members




Susan Hutchinson (Health and Human Performance)


  • Tammy Fancy (Health and Human Performance)
  • Rachele Manett (Health and Human Performance)
  • Wendy Terris Klaus (Social Work)
  • Marc Nicholson (Medicine, New Brunswick)


February 24 - March 22, 2019