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

The distinction between 'being' and 'feeling' frail: exploring emotional experiences in health and social care

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
The University of Manchester Organized by: Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)
Amanda Grenier, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging

Learn more

Envisioning Ageing in Place Conference

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Sears Atrium, 3rd Floor, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 245 Church Street, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Learn more

Still Julianne: Projecting Dementia on the Silvering Screen

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall | Room 1003
Sally Chivers, Trent University

Learn more

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 2017/2018 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

JAN
10

Still Julianne: Projecting Dementia on the Silvering Screen

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall | Room 1003
Sally Chivers, Trent University
Learn more

FEB
07

Exploring appropriate approaches to dementia care for Indigenous communities in Canada

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall | Room 1003
Kristen Jacklin, University of Minnesota Medical School
Learn more

MAR
07

Rural aging research: insights from the frontiers of gerontology

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall | Room 1003
Mark Skinner, Trent University
Learn more

View Past Events

Aging, Care, and Literature Reading Group

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Ryan

The Art of Writing Memoir

Two sessions focus on writing and sharing our memories. We discuss the art of writing memoir, excerpts from published memoirs, as well as our own goals and strategies for writing memories.  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: Monday April 9 & 23, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster

Free parking 

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

                 

 

 

Upcoming Event

APR
09

The Art of Writing Memoir

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ancaster Public Library -  300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster
Ellen Ryan, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University
Learn more

APR
23

The Art of Writing Memoir

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ancaster Public Library -  300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster
Ellen Ryan, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University
Learn more

View Past Events

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

Upcoming Event

APR
18

Finding a New Voice: Writing through Health Adversity

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dundurn Castle Coach House | 610 York Blvd | Hamilton FREE PARKING 
Dr. Ellen Ryan, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University
Learn more

View Past Events

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.  

View Past Events

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

The distinction between 'being' and 'feeling' frail: exploring emotional experiences in health and social care

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
The University of Manchester Organized by: Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)
Amanda Grenier, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging

Learn more

Envisioning Ageing in Place Conference

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Sears Atrium, 3rd Floor, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 245 Church Street, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Learn more

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 7

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
The conference will be held February 5-6, 2018 at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. 

Learn more

2018 "Engaging Ageing" Age-Friendly Conference

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
The Age-Friendly University Engaging Aging Conference 2018 will take place at the Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin, Ireland.

Learn more

CIHR Summer Program in Aging

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 8:15am to Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:15pm
Harrison Hot Springs, BC. 

Learn more

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:30pm to Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:30pm
Toronto

Learn more

View Past Events