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

February 13th, 2018

Still Julianne: Projecting Dementia on the Silvering Screen

Missed our Gilbrea Seminar talk "Still Julianne: Projecting Dementia on the Silvering Screen" by Sally Chivers, Professor at Trent University? You can now watch it on our YouTube Channel!

February 7th, 2018

Research Ethics beyond Mandated Ethics: A Reflection on Knowledge Mobilization and Learning Networks in Aging & Technology Research

Igor Gontcharov, Post-Doctoral fellow with the Gilbrea Centre, presented at the expert workshop on "Ethics Review Boards in Social Sciences Research: Past, Present and Future" at the University of Haifa, December 5-7, 2017.

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Upcoming Events


Annual Seminar

Rural aging research: insights from the frontiers of gerontology

Wed, Mar 7, 2018 | 1:00 PM | McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall | Room 1003

Mark Skinner, Trent University


Community Conference

2018 "Engaging Ageing" Age-Friendly Conference

Tue, Mar 13, 2018 to Wed, Mar 14, 2018 | 9:00 AM | The Age-Friendly University Engaging Aging Conference 2018 will take place at the Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin, Ireland.


Community Conference

Hamilton Third Age Learning

Fri, Apr 6, 2018 to Fri, May 11, 2018 | 2:15 PM | The Atrium Building, McMaster Innovation Park 175 Longwood Ave., South, Hamilton, ON. Click on Location Map