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

November 21st, 2014

Dr. Jessica Gish

Gilbrea Associate Member Profile by CMST Intern Rapheala Mandel

November 17th, 2014

Aging and Technology Seminar Series

Ron Baecker, Director TAGlab at the University of Toronto, will speak about 'Technologies for Aging Gracefully: Products for Today, Research For Tomorrow'

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Special Event

Who Cares? Preparing the System and the Caregiver for What Lies Ahead

Mon, Dec 8, 2014 | 7:00 PM | McMaster Innovation Park - 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON

Dr. Janice Keefe


Special Event

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving: Health Effects and Treatment Strategies

Tue, Dec 9, 2014 | 7:00 PM | McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON

Dr. Richard Shultz, University of Pittsburg


Annual Seminar

Anonymity and the Role of Conceptualization in Cybersex and Intimacy in Virtual Worlds

Thu, Jan 22, 2015 | 1:00 PM | Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL) 3024

David Harris-Smith, McMaster University