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

April 25th, 2017

Research Snap: Amanda Grenier

More Research and Action is Necessary to Combat Homelessness Among Older People in Canada

April 18th, 2017

2017 Ronald Bayne Gerontology Award Recipient: Stephanie Hatzifilalithis

Learn more about this year's Ronald Bayne Gerontology Award Recipient: Stephanie Hatzifilalithis

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Upcoming Events



Elder Abuse: The Edge of Consent

Wed, May 3, 2017 | 8:00 AM | McMaster University1280 Main Street WestL.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003Hamilton, ON

Laura Tamblyn-Watts - Keynote Speaker, Canadian Centre for Elder Law


Community Conference

Older! Faster! Stronger! Research to Action London 2017

Fri, Jun 9, 2017 to Sat, Jun 10, 2017
| 9:00 AM | 1285 Western Road, London, ON- Friday, June 9 2017 Mercato Hall and St. James Auditorium London, Ontario- Saturday, June 10 2017  


Community Conference

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 to Thu, Jul 27, 2017
| 9:00 AM | San Francisco, CA

Gerontological Society of America