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.

Upcoming Events


Public Lecture

Annual Karl Kinanen Public Lecture

Fri, Mar 6, 2015 | 3:30 PM | St. Peter’s Hospital Auditorium, 88 Maplewood Avenue, Hamilton, ON  

Dr. Sherry Dupuis, University of Waterloo


Community Conference

HCoA Annual Workshop on Diversity and Cultural Competency

Thu, Mar 19, 2015 | 12:00 PM | McMaster University, Student Centre (MUSC) 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton, Room 311-313

Anju Joshi, McMaster University


Annual Seminar

Never Too Old To Be Tech-Savvy

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 | 1:00 PM | McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC) 1A3

Melissa McSweeney, Ancaster Branch, Hamilton Public Library