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

August 25th, 2015

Job Posting - Post-Doc in "Aging, Disability and Technology"

Click here to read more about a current job opportunity through the University of Toronto and McMaster University.

August 20th, 2015

Cracked - New Light on Dementia

Cracked is a research-based theatre production that seeks to challenge social and cultural constructions of dementia

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Community Conference

8th Annual General Meeting of Members of the Hamilton Council on Aging (HCoA)

Fri, Sep 18, 2015 | 9:30 AM | Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton

Amanda Grenier, McMaster University


Reading Group

The Stone Angel

Fri, Sep 25, 2015 | 1:30 PM | Kenneth Taylor Hall Room 227a

Ellen Ryan, McMaster University


Special Event

Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Research-based play

Mon, Sep 28, 2015 | 3:30 PM | Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King Street East, Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2

The Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance, University of Waterloo, Alzheimer Society of Hamilton Halton and the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University