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

February 9th, 2016

Aging, Care, & Literature Reading Group

Updates to the winter sessions. Learn more here!

February 9th, 2016

CAG 2016 Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts for CAG 2016 is now open, find out more information here.

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Upcoming Events


Annual Seminar

What is the Colour of the Mind? Investigating Aging Through the Arts & Humanities

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 | 1:30 PM | Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL), Room 3023

Andrea Charise


Public Lecture

Karl Kinanen Public Lecture - Learning To Be Old

Thu, Mar 3, 2016 | 3:00 PM | Waterfront Banquet Centre555 Bay Street North, Hamilton, ON

Deborah van den Hoonaard, St. Thomas University, Halifax


Community Conference

Body, Voice, and Being: Identity and the Fragmented Self in the Age of Social Media (47th Annual NeMLA Convention)

Thu, Mar 17, 2016 to Sun, Mar 20, 2016
| 8:00 AM | Hartford, CT