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

May 21st, 2015

Renaissance Award Winner Nabil Khaja Arrives in Japan to Study Longevity

Read more about Nabil's journey to Japan and his studies on longevity.

May 11th, 2015

Member Profile: Dr. Brock Dubbels - By Kaitlynn Jong

Read more about our associate member, Dr. Brock Dubbels, a research associate in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University.

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Special Event

Health and the Whole Person: A Healing Arts Conference

Wed, May 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM | Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON


Community Conference

Seniors Kickoff

Mon, Jun 1, 2015 | 10:00 AM | Sarcoa, 57 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, ON


Community Conference

Active Living: How to Form Healthy Habits for Optimal Aging

Wed, Jun 3, 2015 | 6:30 PM | McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod, Body Break