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

November 9th, 2022

Targeting meaningful research impact through knowledge mobilization - Blog by Blessing Ojembe

Blessing Ojembe received a Gilbrea Travel Award to facilitate her travel to the CAG 2022 conference. She shares a reflective blog about her experience at the conference!

October 28th, 2022

Re-storying Apocalypse: Intergenerational Storytelling on Aging Futures

Join us for the next Gilbrea seminar of the 2022-2023 year by Dr. May Chazan

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Upcoming Events


Annual Seminar

Title TBA

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