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 20th, 2021

NEW! Karl Kinanen Student Research Scholarship

Starting this year, the Karl Kinanen Scholarship will be awarded annually to 1 Undergraduate student ($1500) and 1 Graduate student ($3000) from the department of Health, Aging and Society who, through their research are dedicated to improving the quality of care of older adults and to helping people stay connected in the Hamilton community. The research must be completed in conjunction with a thesis/graduate project.

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?”

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Upcoming Events


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


Community Conference

CAG2021: Looking Back for a Vision Forward in Gerontology

Thu, Oct 21, 2021 to Sat, Oct 23, 2021 | 9:00 AM | Toronto, Ontario, Canada...with backup plans for a virtual conference!