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 22nd, 2017

Carri Hand: Inclusion and Engagement in Neighbourhoods

Watch our seminar talk on Inclusion and Engagement in Neighbourhoods: Understanding Person-Place Transactions using Geospatial and Narrative Approaches by Carri Hand, Assistant Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario.

February 21st, 2017


Read the latest blog post from the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan (HSIIP)

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Class, retirement, and inequality in later life: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Webinars will be broadcast using WebEx. Further instructions will be sent by email. Register online at http://bit.ly/clsawebinars

James Nazroo, PhD


Special Event

Gilbrea Student Journal Club

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 | 10:30 AM | Gilbrea Centre for Studies in AgingMcMaster University1280 Main Street WestL.R Wilson Hall, 2nd floorHamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1


Special Event

Futures of Aging

Wed, Mar 8, 2017 | 11:30 AM | McMaster UniversityL.R. Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor & Michael DeGroote Building, Room 3022 (MDCL) See attached registration form for program with timing and locations.

Dr. Neil Hanlon, University of Northern British Columbia