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 3rd, 2020

Digital technologies and the shaping of aging futures: A critical research agenda

Join us for our second virtual seminar of the academic year.

October 27th, 2020

New Associate Member - Cal Biruk

Welcome to Cal Biruk, our newest Associate Member!

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Upcoming Events


Annual Seminar

Age and the Lens of Dress: Intersections of Time, Embodiment and Culture

Wed, Jan 20, 2021 | 11:30 AM | Online seminar.

Dr. Julia Twigg


Community Conference

POSTPONED: International Federation on Ageing (IFA) 2020

Wed, Mar 3, 2021 to Fri, Mar 5, 2021 | 3:15 PM | Niagara Falls, Ontario


Annual Seminar

Intersectionality, gender, sexual orientation and caregiving for partners/spouses in later life

Wed, Mar 17, 2021 | 11:30 AM | Online Seminar - Registration not open yet

Dr. Toni Calasanti, Virginia Tech