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

The Art of Writing Legacy Letters

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ancaster Public Library -  300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster
Ellen Ryan, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University

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AGE-WELL 2017 Conference: Benefiting Canada; Older Adults, Industry, Policies for Healthy Aging

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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2017 OCSA Conference - Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
HILTON SUITES TORONTO/MARKHAM CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA 8500 Warden AvenueMarkham, Ontario, Canada L6G 1A5Tel: 905-470-8500  Fax: 905-477-8611
April Morganti / Amanda Bradford Janke, AbleLiving/Thrive Group & Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging

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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 2017/2018 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.  We will be partnering with various McMaster Research Centres, Networks and Collaboratives to explore these themes.

Upcoming Event

NOV
06

Bridging Generations and Reducing Marginalization through Natural, Social, and Safe User Interfaces

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
McMaster UniversityL.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003
Cosim Munteanu, University of Toronto
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JAN
10

Still Julianne: Projecting Dementia on the Silvering Screen

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003
Sally Chivers, Trent University
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Aging, Care, and Literature Reading Group

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Ryan

The Art of Writing Legacy Letters

Two sessions focus on writing legacy letters. We discuss the art of writing letters, excerpts from published letters, as well as our own goals and strategies for writing letters which ‘recognize, applaud and build on the positive’ across generations.  Within each session, participants will write a draft letter and be invited to read their work aloud.

The group will be facilitated by Ellen Ryan, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health, Aging and Society. 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, and life stories. She hosts the website on Writing, Aging and Spirit: www.writingdownouryears.ca

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

Dates: Monday Oct 16 & 30, 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.

                 

 

 

Upcoming Event

OCT
16

The Art of Writing Legacy Letters

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ancaster Public Library -  300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster
Ellen Ryan, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University
Learn more

OCT
30

The Art of Writing Legacy Letters

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ancaster Public Library -  300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster 
Ellen Ryan, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University
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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

Upcoming Event

MAR
01

2018 Annual Karl Kinanen Public Lecture (Spring 2018 - Date TBD)

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:00am
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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

AGE-WELL 2017 Conference: Benefiting Canada; Older Adults, Industry, Policies for Healthy Aging

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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2017 OCSA Conference - Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
HILTON SUITES TORONTO/MARKHAM CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA 8500 Warden AvenueMarkham, Ontario, Canada L6G 1A5Tel: 905-470-8500  Fax: 905-477-8611
April Morganti / Amanda Bradford Janke, AbleLiving/Thrive Group & Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging

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CAG 2017: Evidence for Action in an Aging World

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 5:00am
Fairmont WinnipegWinnipeg, MB

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9th Canadian Conference on Dementia

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:15pm to Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 12:15pm
Toronto Sheraton

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Aging and Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:00am
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 3-4, 2017

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International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:30pm to Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:30pm
Toronto

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