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 13th, 2014


Rebecca Casey (Gilbrea Student Member) has successfully defended her PhD dissertation.

October 13th, 2014

Gilbrea Centre to co-host Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference

McMaster University’s Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging will be on the national stage this October as they host the 43rd-annual Canadian Association of Gerontology Scientific and Educational Meeting.

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

No home care priority without appropriate financing: Canada has to move

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM | McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON

Réjean Hébert - Founding Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging; and former minister of health in Quebec, McMaster Health Forum


Annual Seminar

Novel Efforts to Engage Citizens and Civil Society Representations in Decisions About Health Systems

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 | 1:00 PM | DeGroote School of Business (DSB) 505

John Lavis, Director, McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University