Students and professors will gain hands-on experience in the study of long term care for seniors as the Collaborative Learning Centre on Aging opens at the Universite de Moncton campus.
In a university partnership with Shannex, the centre features the first academic nursing home in New Brunswick.
U de M president Raymond Theberge says the study of aging will also open up research opportunities.
"For us, it really goes squarely with our mission as a university. Also it allows us to get funding for the long term to fund research on aging," he notes.