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


Community Conference

Writing Tributes for Family, Friends, and the Whole World

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 | 2:00 PM | Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson St. E., Ancaster ON

Ellen Ryan, McMaster University


Reading Group

May Sarton - Fiction and Memoir

Fri, May 1, 2015 | 1:00 PM | Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH) Room 227A

Ellen Ryan, McMaster University


Community Conference

Critical Intersections: Mild Cognitive Impairment, Aging and Dementia in Theory and Practice

Thu, May 7, 2015 to Fri, May 8, 2015 | 9:00 AM | Traill College, 311 Dublin Street, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario                      

Trent Centre for Aging & Society