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

April 28th, 2016

2016 E.B. Ryan Scholarship Recipient: Rachel Weldrick

Learn more about this year's E.B. Ryan Scholarship Award Recipient, Rachel Weldrick

April 27th, 2016

Seniors the 'new face of homelessness’ in Canada

Read Amanda Grenier's interview on the rising number of homeless seniors in Canada.

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Molson Lecture Series on Alzheimer's Disease Related Disorders

Fri, May 6, 2016 | 9:00 AM | Douglas Mental Health University Institute6875 Lasalle Boulevard, Verdun, Quebec H4H 1R2Pavilion Douglas Hall – Limited Seating


Community Conference

CIHR Summer Program in Aging: Save the Date!

Mon, May 9, 2016 to Fri, May 13, 2016
| 11:30 AM | Will be held in either Kingston or Toronto, Ontario (TBD)


Community Conference

Cultural Change Exchange

Wed, May 11, 2016 to Thu, May 12, 2016
| 8:00 AM | Onsite: Limited space for 70 attendees at the Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging, Discovery Hall, 250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario Online: Interactive live streaming.