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

November 15th, 2017

Congratulations to Chelsea Gabel!

Chelsea Gabel has been named the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement and Innovation

November 15th, 2017

Physical activity and aging – By Kelsey Harvey

Gilbrea Student Member, Kelsey Harvey reflects on her experiences at CAG2017

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Community Conference

The distinction between 'being' and 'feeling' frail: exploring emotional experiences in health and social care

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM | The University of ManchesterOrganized by: Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)

Amanda Grenier, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging


Community Conference

Envisioning Ageing in Place Conference

Thu, Nov 23, 2017 | 8:30 AM | Sears Atrium, 3rd Floor, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 245 Church Street, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON


Annual Seminar

Still Julianne: Projecting Dementia on the Silvering Screen

Wed, Jan 10, 2018 | 1:00 PM | McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall | Room 1003

Sally Chivers, Trent University