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

January 28th, 2015

Thank you to our sponsor!

2014/2015 Aging, Care, and Literature Reading Group sponsored by McMaster University Alumni Association

January 26th, 2015

Moving Up Stream: Preventative Approaches to Preclinical Mobility Limitation for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Gilbrea Associate Members Julie Richardson, Jenny Ploeg, and Maureen Markle-Reid Optimal Aging Optimal Aging Initiative Newly Funded Project

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Generational storms, silver tsunamis and a gerontocracy? Population aging in Canada

Tue, Feb 3, 2015 | 1:00 PM | McMaster University Students Centre - CIBC Hall, 1280 Main Street West, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Patrik Marier, Concordia University


Annual Seminar

iAging: Optimizing Health, Design and Well-Being for Older Adults Using Technology

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 | 1:00 PM | Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL) 2232

Pat Spadafora, Director, Sheridan Center for Elder Research


Community Conference

Crisis of Care: On the Social Contradictions of Capitalism

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 | 3:30 PM | Celebration Hall, Kenneth Taylor Hall  B116, McMaster Univeristy, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton

Dr. Nancy Fraser, Whiden Lecturer