Suzanne L. Cook is an expert in lifelong learning, later life career transition and the organizational and social policy implications for healthy aging and adult development. Her work bridges academia and practice. Her business, Carpe Vitam (‘Seize Life’) links lifelong learning with healthy aging to develop innovative programs and policies for organizations. Longer life spans require a new vision of aging.
Through Carpe Vitam, Suzanne inspires individuals and organizations alike to embrace the opportunity, wisdom and creativity of the later years and ‘Seize Life’. As a scholar and researcher, Suzanne studies meaningful contribution and purpose, focusing on the power and opportunity of later life and longevity. Suzanne examines roles that foster community and intergenerational connection. Her work is critical for vital engagement in the second half of life.
Suzanne is a Research Associate with York University’s Centre for Aging Research and Education. She was a Research Associate at the Institute for Life Course and Aging in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Suzanne also held a CIHR-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute at the Baycrest Centre with Dr. Nicole Anderson, Principal Investigator (BRAVO Project). Suzanne taught at the University of Guelph, University of Guelph-Humber, and Seneca College of Arts and Technology. She obtained her PhD in Adult Education and Community Development from OISE at the University of Toronto.