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

Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, September 24, 2021 - 5:00pm
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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AgeTech Innovation Week

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, October 8, 2021 - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
AGEWELL

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Genderacialised, labouring bodies in long-term care homes in a time of “woke”

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online Seminar
Dr. Kim Lopez, University of Waterloo

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Annual Seminar Series

This series creates the opportunity for the exchange of ideas and stimulates discussion amongst researchers, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, community members and older adults. This year we will be hosting seminars with diverse research groups and networks on a virtual medium to explore this year’s chosen theme “Critical Explorations of Care in an Aging Society”. This theme will allow us to further explore several of Gilbrea’s thematic program areas which respond to contemporary and future issues facing older people in Canada and abroad.

All seminars will occur virtually through Zoom. Please refer to our zoom guide if you have any questions on how to use the Zoom application.

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Upcoming Event

OCT
19

Genderacialised, labouring bodies in long-term care homes in a time of “woke”

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online Seminar
Dr. Kim Lopez, University of Waterloo
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NOV
16

Unpacking the complexity of public preferences for and beliefs about dying at home in Canada

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Online Event
Dr. Laura Funk, University of Manitoba
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FEB
01

At the limits of care: How women negotiatemoral, gendered responsibilities in our aging society

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Online Event
Dr. Janna Klostermann, Brock University
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MAR
01

Safe places for aging and care? Exploring violence in care for older adults

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Online Event
Dr. Rachel Herron, Brandon University
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The Aging, Reading and Writing Group

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Ryan

The Art of Writing Memoirs

Writing memoir (life stories) is a creative activity which benefits the older writer as well as family and loved ones with whom stories are shared. We discuss benefits, writing strategies, and sample stories.  Within each session, participants respond to writing prompts and are invited to read their work aloud. Participants are encouraged to take part in both sessions.

The group will be facilitated by Ellen Ryan, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health, Aging and Society. 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, and life stories. She hosts the website on Writing, Aging and Spirit: www.writingdownouryears.ca

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

Dates: January 25 & February 1, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Register: https://events.hpl.ca/event/4804436 (Jan 25)

               https://events.hpl.ca/event/4804437 (Feb 1)

Location: To be held online by HPL Online. Sessions are still open (please register at least one day in advance).

For more information email gilbrea@mcmaster.ca

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Writing for Life: Pathway to Resilient Aging

Discover the art of journaling and its link to resilient aging. Two sessions focus on writing in a journal – a practice shown to build resilient aging. We discuss the art of journaling, a variety of springboards and styles, its benefits, as well as our own experiences with journaling over the years.  Within each session, participants will respond to writing prompts and be invited to read their work aloud.  Participants are encouraged to take part in both sessions.

The group will be facilitated by Ellen Ryan, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health, Aging and Society. 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, and life stories. She hosts the website on Writing, Aging and Spirit: www.writingdownouryears.ca

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

Dates: Tuesdays, February 23 & March 2, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Register: https://events.hpl.ca/event/4809070 (Tuesday, Feb 23)

               https://events.hpl.ca/event/4809071 (Tuesday, Mar 2)

Location: To be held online by HPL Online. Sessions are still open (please register at least one day in advance).

For more information email gilbrea@mcmaster.ca

Events are co-sponsored by the Gilbrea Centre, Hamilton Aging in Community and Hamilton Public Library (Ancaster)

                 

 

 

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The Annual Karl Kinanen Public Lecture

In the past, the Centre hosted the Karl Kinanen Public Lecture featuring a prominent expert in the field of aging and gerontological research. The public lecture was held at a venue in Hamilton, and seeked to foster knowledge exchange with the public, service providers and older people. The lecture was free of charge, and open to the public.

The lectures were made possible due to the generous support of former McMaster faculty member Karl Kinanen, his wife, Beatrice Kemp and a number of friends and colleagues. Karl retired from McMaster 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 in developing  social gerontology at McMaster, and in Canada, and marked the beginning of many continuing education events for the professional community.

Going forward, the funds will be used to support the important research conducted by students in the department of Health, Aging and Society, while broadening the connection with community programs and partners to ensure the largest reach. Learn more about Karl Kinanen Scholarship.

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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.  

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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

Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, September 24, 2021 - 5:00pm
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Learn more

AgeTech Innovation Week

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, October 8, 2021 - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
AGEWELL

Learn more

CAG2021: Looking Back for a Vision Forward in Gerontology

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 5:00pm
Toronto, Ontario, Canada...with backup plans for a virtual conference!
CAG

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CAG2021 - Hindsight 20/20: Looking Back for a Vision Forward in Gerontology

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 5:00pm
Hilton Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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IFA 15th Global Conference on Ageing

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, November 12, 2021 - 5:00pm
Niagara Falls, Canada

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CAG2022: Closing the Research-Practice Gap: Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Science

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 5:00pm
Regina, SK

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