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

January 10th, 2018

Gilbrea Student Group is Raising Awareness About Alzheimer's, One Step at a Time

The Gilbrea Student Group will be participating in the Walk for Alzheimer's event!

December 18th, 2017

Success at Gilbrea!

Learn more about what the Gilbrea Centre and our members have been doing during our first five years (2011-2016).

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 7

Mon, Feb 5, 2018 to Tue, Feb 6, 2018 | 9:00 AM | The conference will be held February 5-6, 2018 at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. 


Annual Seminar

Exploring appropriate approaches to dementia care for Indigenous communities in Canada

Wed, Feb 7, 2018 | 1:00 PM | McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall | Room 1003

Kristen Jacklin, University of Minnesota Medical School


Annual Seminar

Rural aging research: insights from the frontiers of gerontology

Wed, Mar 7, 2018 | 1:00 PM | McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall | Room 1003

Mark Skinner, Trent University