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

August 15th, 2016

Using Photovoice to Understand Intergenerational Influences on Health and Well-Being in a Southern Labrador Inuit Community

A new article has been published by Gilbrea Centre Associate Member, Chelsea Gabel and McMaster students Jessica Pace and Chaneesa Ryan.

August 15th, 2016

CAG2016: Call for Latebreaker Abstracts!

Abstracts are due by September 16, 2016.

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Seniors' Health Update

Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | 8:00 AM | St. Joseph's Health Centre (Toronto) -  Education Centres A & B

Dr. Samir Sinha, Geriatric Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network


Community Conference

5th World Congress of Clinical Safety

Wed, Sep 21, 2016 to Fri, Sep 23, 2016
| 9:00 AM | Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, USA


Reading Group

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

Fri, Oct 14, 2016 | 1:30 PM | McMaster University (1280 Main Street West, Hamilton) Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 227A

Ellen Ryan