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 23rd, 2023

Winter 2023 Newsletter

Read the latest news from the Gilbrea Centre.

January 20th, 2023

"How the Karl Kinanen Student Research Scholarship is Supporting Young Researchers"

A blog by Karl Kinanen Undergraduate Research Scholarship Recipient - Bria Mitrovica, BA (Hons) in Health, Aging & Society

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Annual Seminar

Disability Justice and Dementia: The Shifting Culture of Dementia in Canada

Thu, Feb 2, 2023 | 2:30 PM | Hybrid Seminar: Register via zoom (https://bit.ly/3Xqg0fK) OR attend the live in-person viewing session in L.R.Wilson Hall, Room 1003, McMaster Campus.

Dr. Katie Aubrecht, St. Francis Xavier University


Annual Seminar

I Never Thought This Would Happen to Me”: Older Adults’ Experiences of Ageism in the Ontario Workplace and Labour Market

Amanda Bull, MA Student in HAS, Karl Kinanen Graduate Student Scholarship Recipient


Community Conference

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy Conference - “New Research for a Changing World”

Fri, Mar 10, 2023 to Sat, Mar 11, 2023 | 12:00 PM | McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario