Overview

The Gilbrea Centre runs several events each year as part of our regular programming.  We also collaborate with our partner organizations and associate researchers to bring you special events throughout the year. Check back often to see what new events have been added! 

Upcoming Events

CAG2019: Navigating the Tides of Aging Together

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm
Research Centre on Aging, Université de MonctonMoncton, New Brunswick, Canada
The Canadian Association on Gerontology, https://cag2019.ca/

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Gilbrea Student Group Meeting

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Gilbrea Centre | LR. Wilson Hall | 2nd Floor
Gilbrea Student Group

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Seniors - Let's Talk! Civic EngAGEment Series 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Toronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA Central20 Grosvenor StreetToronto, ON

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Annual Seminar Series

Our annual seminar series creates opportunities for exchange of ideas and stimulates discussion amongst researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, community members and older people. The 2018/2019 series will focus on exploring our research themes: Aging & Place; Perspectives on Indigenous Aging and Health; Policy, Practice, and the Life Course; Diversity and Inequality; Technology and Aging, Economics and Aging.  We will be partnering with various McMaster Research Centres, Networks and Collaboratives to explore these themes.

Upcoming Event

NOV
28

Pedagogical approaches to disrupt normativity in gerontology: A focus on LGBTQ+ aging

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
LR Wilson Hall | Room 1003McMaster University | 1280 Main Street West
Kimberly Wilson, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
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FEB
05

Social Disadvantage, Gentrification, and Aging in Place: Implications for Chronic Conditions

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McMaster University | Main CampusLR Wilson Hall | Room 1003
Ronica Rooks, Fulbright Canada Fellow & Associate Professor, University of Colorado
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MAR
25

Intersectionality, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and caregiving for partners/spouses in later life

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McMaster University | Main CampusLR Wilson Hall | Room 1003
Toni Calasanti, Professor, Virginia Tech
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The Aging, Reading and Writing Group

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Ryan

The Art of Writing Travel Memories

Writing down memories of journeys near and far, long ago or recent, can be an important part of life review among older adults. We will explore the purposes of travel writing and examine examplars in prose and in poetry. Writing prompts will be provided, and participants are welcome to read their work aloud. Attendance at both sessions is encouraged.

The group will be facilitated by Ellen Ryan, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health, Aging and Society and Senior Scholar in Residence, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging. Ellen’s research examines how to foster resilient aging through the decades –from the young old to the oldest old. Throughout her career, she has focused on ageism, disability, resilience, and writing life stories. She hosts a website on Writing, Aging and Spirit: www.writingdownouryears.ca and also the Hamilton Aging in Community website: https://hamiltonagingtogether.ca/

*Sessions are free, but require advanced registration by contacting our co-sponsor, the Ancaster Library at 905-648-6911.

Dates: Monday Oct 21 & 28, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster **Free parking**

For more information email gilbrea@mcmaster.ca

This event is co-sponsored by the Gilbrea Centre, Hamilton Public Library (Ancaster), and the McMaster University Alumni Association.

                       

 

 

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The Annual Karl Kinanen Public Lecture

Each year the Centre hosts our Karl Kinanen Public Lecture featuring a prominent expert in the field of aging and gerontological research. This public lecture is held at a venue in Hamilton, and seeks to foster knowledge exchange with the public, service providers and older people.

The Karl Kinanen lecture tends to be held in the Spring, often in collaboration with at least one of our partner organizations. The lecture is free of charge, and open to the public.

The annual public lecture series is made possible due to the generous support of former McMaster faculty member Karl Kinanen (and his wife Beatrice Kemp), who retired from the university in 1992. As an Associate Professor in Social Work, Karl Kinanen taught the first Gerontology course in the mid-1970s and created the first Summer Institute on Gerontology in 1984. His work was instrumental to social gerontology at McMaster and in Canada, and marked the beginning of many continuing education events for the professional community

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Special Events

The Centre hosts and co-hosts special events throughout the year based on the research of our associate and student members. Events are held on campus and in the broader community. Special events are scheduled at different times throughout the year.

We invite you to check back regularly for more information about special events or initiatives.  

Upcoming Event

Gilbrea Student Group Meeting

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Gilbrea Centre | LR. Wilson Hall | 2nd Floor
Gilbrea Student Group

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Community Events and Conferences

The Centre and its members are engaged with a larger network of community partners, research centres and professional groups across Ontario, Canada, and internationally. This network means that we can often partner on conferences or related events, as well as advertise events related to aging that we expect will be of interest. 

Information and links are updated regularly. 

Upcoming Event

CAG2019: Navigating the Tides of Aging Together

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm
Research Centre on Aging, Université de MonctonMoncton, New Brunswick, Canada
The Canadian Association on Gerontology, https://cag2019.ca/

Learn more

Seniors - Let's Talk! Civic EngAGEment Series 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Toronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA Central20 Grosvenor StreetToronto, ON

Learn more

GSA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 5:00pm
Austin, Texas

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