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 16th, 2017

Playing with Memories

Congratulations to Meridith Griffin, Associate Director of the Gilbrea Centre, who was awarded an Insight Development Grant for her project "Playing with memories: The elicitation of leisure biographies".

October 11th, 2017

2017-18 Ronald Bayne Gerontology Award and The E.B. Ryan Scholarship

Accepting applications for 2017 / 2018 awards for students conducting research in the field of aging.

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Upcoming Events


Reading Group

The Art of Writing Legacy Letters

Mon, Oct 30, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Ancaster Public Library -  300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster 

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


Community Conference

9th Canadian Conference on Dementia

Thu, Nov 2, 2017 to Sat, Nov 4, 2017 | 12:15 PM | Toronto Sheraton


Community Conference

Aging and Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference

Fri, Nov 3, 2017 | 11:00 AM | University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 3-4, 2017