Welcome to the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University. The Centre serves as a critical hub of research, teaching and outreach.

Our mission is to improve all aspects of the lives of older adults in the community and in long-term care by linking research, education, policy and practice with local, national and global initiatives.

Latest News Items

September 13th, 2016

Does caregiver stress affect the move to long term care?

The research might surprise you.

September 7th, 2016

OSC Announces Seniors Expert Advisory Committee Members for 2016 – 2017

Gilbrea members named as part of Seniors Expert Advisory Committee (SEAC).

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Reading Group

Aging Writers: Intergenerational Stories, Memoir, Poetry, and Fiction

Fri, Oct 14, 2016 | 1:30 PM | McMaster University (1280 Main Street West, Hamilton) Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 227A

Ellen Ryan


Community Conference

AGE-WELL’s 2nd Annual Conference & AGM

Tue, Oct 18, 2016 to Thu, Oct 20, 2016
| 9:00 AM | Hotel Bonaventure900 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC


Community Conference

CAG 2016

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 to Sat, Oct 22, 2016
| 8:30 AM | Montréal, Québec. Hotel Bonaventure