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

April 6th, 2021

A Critical Review of the film ‘The Father”

“I feel as if I am losing all my leaves. The branches, and the wind and the rain...I have nowhere to put down my head anymore... I don’t know what’s happening anymore... But I know my watch is on my wrist, that I do know. Do you know what’s happening?”

February 23rd, 2021

Intersectionality, gender, sexual orientation, and caregiving for partners/spouses in later life

Registration is now open for our last seminar of the 2020-2021 series.

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Planning for Seniors Housing in Changing Cities

Tue, May 11, 2021 to Wed, May 12, 2021 | 9:30 AM | Virtual


Community Conference

BSG Annual Conference 2021

Wed, Jul 7, 2021 to Fri, Jul 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Lancaster UniversityGeorge Fox Building,Lancaster UniversityLancasterLA1 4YW


Community Conference

Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference

Thu, Sep 23, 2021 to Fri, Sep 24, 2021 | 9:00 AM | Vancouver, BC, Canada