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 19th, 2019

2019 Senior of the Year Awards

The Gilbrea Centre is proud to be a returning sponsor of the 2019 Senior of the Year Awards

March 5th, 2019

Social Participation at the Intersection of Old Age and Lifelong Disability: Showcasing How It Feels Through a Photo Novel Lens

Join us for our last seminar in the 2018/2019 Gilbrea seminar series.

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference


Tue, May 28, 2019 to Fri, May 31, 2019 | 9:00 AM | Trent UniversityPeterborough, Canada


Community Conference

2019 Seniors Kick off

Wed, May 29, 2019 | 10:00 AM | Michelangelo Banquet & Events Center1555 Upper Ottawa Street.

Older Adult Network of Hamilton


Community Conference

British Society of Gerontology 48th Annual Conference

Wed, Jul 10, 2019 to Fri, Jul 12, 2019 | 8:00 AM | University of Liverpool