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

March 14th, 2018

2018 Senior of the Year Awards

The Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging is proud to be a sponsor of this year's awards. Nominations now open for the 2018 Senior of the Year Awards!

March 13th, 2018

Annual Karl Kinanen Public Lecture

Registration is now open for "Finding a new voice: Writing through health adversity"

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Designing for Dementia: A User-Centred Case Study

Tue, Mar 20, 2018 | 10:30 AM | MDCL 3020, McMaster University

Andrea Wilkinson, Judy O'Neil, Marc Kanik and Mark Chignell


Community Conference

Hamilton Third Age Learning

Fri, Apr 6, 2018 to Fri, May 11, 2018 | 2:15 PM | The Atrium Building, McMaster Innovation Park 175 Longwood Ave., South, Hamilton, ON. Click on Location Map


Reading Group

The Art of Writing Memoir

Mon, Apr 9, 2018 | 1:00 PM | Ancaster Public Library -  300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Ellen Ryan, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University