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

October 19th, 2016

Gilbrea Travel Awards

Congratulations to Gilbrea student members Jessica Pace and Catherine Dyer!

October 19th, 2016

Canadian Association of Gerontology Award

Congratulations to Heather McNeil!

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Annual Seminar

Using Photovoice to Understand Intergenerational Influences on Health and Well-Being in a Labrador Indigenous community

Wed, Nov 2, 2016 | 11:30 AM | MDCL 3022 (Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery)

Chelsea Gabel, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University


Reading Group

Aging Writers: Intergenerational Stories, Memoir, Poetry, and Fiction

Fri, Nov 18, 2016 | 1:30 PM | McMaster University (1280 Main Street West, Hamilton) Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 227A

Ellen Ryan


Annual Seminar

New physical activity participation in later life: Aging actively via bodily enculturation

Wed, Dec 7, 2016 | 11:30 AM | MUMC 1J8 (McMaster University Medical Centre - Main Campus) 

Meridith Griffin, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University