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

September 11th, 2019

Trent Conference reclaims aging from the margins

Alison Ross received a Gilbrea Travel Award to faciliate her attendance at the TrentAging 2019 conference.

September 10th, 2019

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now out!

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Upcoming Events


Annual Seminar

The seduction of successful aging: Imag(in)ing older age in comics and graphic novels

Thu, Oct 3, 2019 | 12:00 PM | LR Wilson | Room 1003McMaster University | 1280 Main Street West

Nicole Dalmer & Lucia Cedeira Serantes


Community Conference

Aging and the Digital: The imagined and lived dimensions of aging with digital technology

Tue, Oct 15, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto (192 Spadina Ave., the Atrium). 

Stephen Katz, Kim Sawchuk, Kirsten Ellison, https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/decimal-lab-speaker-series-aging-and-the-digital-tickets-68186213801


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/