Overview

The Gilbrea Centre runs several events each year as part of our regular programming.  We also collaborate with our partner organizations and associate researchers to bring you special events throughout the year. Check back often to see what new events have been added! 

Upcoming Events

Enhancing access to quality long-term care services for older LGBTQ persons.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003
Alisa Grigorovich, AGE-WELL

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'New directions for Research on Ageing: work, care and mobility'

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 5:00pm
Dr. TMA Pai Hall,Manipal Academy Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal, Karnataka- 576104

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Social participation at the intersection of old age and lifelong disability: Showcasing how it feels through a photo novel lens

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003
Emilie Raymond, Université Laval

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Annual Seminar Series

Our annual seminar series creates opportunities for exchange of ideas and stimulates discussion amongst researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, community members and older people. The 2018/2019 series will focus on exploring our research themes: Aging & Place; Perspectives on Indigenous Aging and Health; Policy, Practice, and the Life Course; Diversity and Inequality; Technology and Aging, Economics and Aging.  We will be partnering with various McMaster Research Centres, Networks and Collaboratives to explore these themes.

Upcoming Event

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Enhancing access to quality long-term care services for older LGBTQ persons.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003
Alisa Grigorovich , AGE-WELL
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MAR
28

Social participation at the intersection of old age and lifelong disability: Showcasing how it feels through a photo novel lens

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003
Emilie Raymond , Université Laval
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The Aging, Reading and Writing Group

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Ryan

Writing in Later Life: Journaling to Build Resilience

Writing in a journal is a practice that has been shown to build resilient aging. In the upcoming sessions we discuss the art of journaling, a variety of springboards and styles, its benefits, as well as our own experiences with journaling over the years.  Within each session, participants will respond to writing prompts and be invited to read their work aloud. Participants are encouraged to take part in both sessions.

The group will be facilitated by Ellen Ryan, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health, Aging and Society and Senior Scholar in Residence, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging. Ellen’s research examines how to foster resilient aging through the decades –from the young old to the oldest old. Throughout her career, she has focused on ageism, disability, resilience, and writing life stories. She hosts the websites Writing, Aging and Spirit and Hamilton Aging in Community.

*Sessions are free, but require advanced registration by contacting our co-sponsor, the Ancaster Library at  905-648-6911.

Dates: October 15 & 29, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster

Free parking 

This event is co-sponsored by the Gilbrea Centre, Hamilton Public Library (Ancaster), and the McMaster University Alumni Association.

                       

 

 

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The Annual Karl Kinanen Public Lecture

Each year the Centre hosts our Karl Kinanen Public Lecture featuring a prominent expert in the field of aging and gerontological research. This public lecture is held at a venue in Hamilton, and seeks to foster knowledge exchange with the public, service providers and older people.

The Karl Kinanen lecture tends to be held in the Spring, often in collaboration with at least one of our partner organizations. The lecture is free of charge, and open to the public.

The annual public lecture series is made possible due to the generous support of former McMaster faculty member Karl Kinanen (and his wife Beatrice Kemp), who retired from the university in 1992. As an Associate Professor in Social Work, Karl Kinanen taught the first Gerontology course in the mid-1970s and created the first Summer Institute on Gerontology in 1984. His work was instrumental to social gerontology at McMaster and in Canada, and marked the beginning of many continuing education events for the professional community

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Special Events

The Centre hosts and co-hosts special events throughout the year based on the research of our associate and student members. Events are held on campus and in the broader community. Special events are scheduled at different times throughout the year.

We invite you to check back regularly for more information about special events or initiatives.  

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Community Events and Conferences

The Centre and its members are engaged with a larger network of community partners, research centres and professional groups across Ontario, Canada, and internationally. This network means that we can often partner on conferences or related events, as well as advertise events related to aging that we expect will be of interest. 

Information and links are updated regularly. 

Upcoming Event

'New directions for Research on Ageing: work, care and mobility'

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 5:00pm
Dr. TMA Pai Hall,Manipal Academy Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal, Karnataka- 576104

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International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
Gothenburg, Sweden

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TrentAging2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, May 31, 2019 - 5:00pm
Trent UniversityPeterborough, Canada

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