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The Gilbrea Centre is an interdisciplinary research hub that is dedicated to address issues of aging through collaborative and policy relevant research. Our vision is to address the needs of an aging society through research that is grounded in community partnerships, and knowledge exchange with target groups including students, faculty, community organizations, decision-makers, and older people.

Gilbrea Legacy Fund

Gilbrea Legacy Fund
The Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging gratefully accepts donations from individuals, corporations, and other organizations to help support our goals.  Your gift will help to ensure that research and activities remain relevant to you and the people you care about most. Please consider making a gift to the Centre Trust Fund. Donors will receive a receipt for income tax purposes.  

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**If you are interested in making a donation to be designated for a specific purpose (e.g., theme group activities, student support, special events) please contact: Amanda Bradford-Janke, Research Manager, at the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging (905) 525-9140 extension 24124. 

iFundMac - Karl Kinanen Public Lecture

The McMaster community recently lost an innovative and pioneering teacher, mentor and advocate. Professor Karl Kinanen passed away in May of this year. He was instrumental in developing gerontology as a field of study in Canada and was a founding faculty member of the School of Social Work. Karl developed the first interdisciplinary course in aging at McMaster in 1980 allowing students from a wide range of disciplines to specialize in aging. Owing to Karl’s pioneering efforts, McMaster has built on his legacy and now offers Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees through the Dept. of Health, Aging and Society.  

The Karl Kinanen Public Lecture that is held each year in Hamilton. The lecture is hosted by Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging and features a prominent expert in the field of aging. This public lecture seeks to foster knowledge exchange with the public, service providers and older people. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. Funds raised for this trust fund will go to continued support of the public lecture established in recognition of Karl Kinanen’s commitment to continuing education in gerontology and community service.

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*Donations for the Karl Kinanen Public Lecture are now being accepted through iFundMac, a crowdfunding platform unique to McMaster University that allows for a grassroots approach to fundraising for small university projects.