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

August 13th, 2019

Taking Back Aging and Taking Back the Planet: Highlights from TrentAging2019

Kelsey Harvey, a PhD candidate in the Department of Health, Aging and Society, received a Gilbrea Travel Award to facilitate her travel to the TrentAging 2019 conference.

August 6th, 2019

The ‘New Dementia’: Contextualizing Emerging Socio-Cultural and Ethical Questions in Dementia Research

Emma Conway, McMaster Health, Aging & Society MA student, shares her experience from TrentAging 2019.

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

CAG2019: Navigating the Tides of Aging Together

Thu, Oct 24, 2019 to Sat, Oct 26, 2019 | 9:00 AM | Research Centre on Aging, Université de MonctonMoncton, New Brunswick, Canada

The Canadian Association on Gerontology, https://cag2019.ca/


Community Conference

Seniors - Let's Talk! Civic EngAGEment Series 2019

Tue, Nov 12, 2019 | 9:00 AM | Toronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA Central20 Grosvenor StreetToronto, ON


Community Conference

GSA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

Wed, Nov 13, 2019 to Sun, Nov 17, 2019 | 8:00 AM | Austin, Texas