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

June 28th, 2016

INCG Blog Post: Doing age: how are our daily practices throughout the life course impacting how we will experience later life?

Read the latest blog post from the International Network of Critical Gerontology.

June 22nd, 2016

A New Way to Support the Gilbrea Centre

We are excited to announce that our donation page is now live!

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Community Conference

NANAS Research Meeting and Writing Retreat

Thu, Jul 14, 2016 to Sat, Jul 16, 2016
| 8:00 AM | The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI


Community Conference

AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia

Sat, Jul 23, 2016 | 6:00 PM | Imperial Room, Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3


Reading Group

Aging Writers: Intergenerational Stories, Memoir, Poetry, and Fiction

Fri, Oct 14, 2016 | 1:30 PM | TBD

Ellen Ryan