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Research Themes

The Gilbrea Centre is a distinctive research Centre in the area of applied critical social gerontology. We  have four intersecting research themes:

Our work is theoretically informed and applied to the study of different aspects of aging captured through our research themes. Collectively, we are concerned with social justice, social inclusion, health and wellbeing and exploring different contexts where people age including the community and institutional settings. We use a variety of research methods to conduct our research including ethnographic approaches, community engaged approaches and are interested in narratives and meaning making. Our work has a clear focus on processes of inquiry. That is we are interested in the process of conducting research as well as the substantive topic areas and the outcomes (findings) and outputs we produce.

Research Projects & Networks

The Centre provides a wide range of support for member led research-related activities. These activities include, but are not limited to: financial management of awards, monitoring project timelines and deliverables, facilitating institutional transfer agreements, hiring project specific staff, assisting with knowledge mobilization events, and academic reporting to funders.

Please contact our Research Coordinator to learn more about how we can support you as a member of the Centre and your funded research activities or 905-525-9140 ext. 24449).