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

November 19th, 2019

Leaving no one behind while “Navigating the Tides of Aging”

Blessing was awarded a Gilbrea Travel Award to facilitate her travel to the Canadian Association on Gerontology 2019 conference – 'Navigating the Tides of Aging Together' - held in Moncton, NB (October 24-26, 2019).

November 19th, 2019

Contemporary Considerations for Aging Together with Companion Animals: The Growing Interest in the Strength of the Human-Animal Bond

Margherita was awarded a Gilbrea Travel Award to facilitate her travel to the Canadian Association on Gerontology 2019 conference – 'Navigating the Tides of Aging Together' - held in Moncton, NB (October 24-26, 2019).

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Upcoming Events

NOV
28

Annual Seminar

Pedagogical approaches to disrupt normativity in gerontology: A focus on LGBTQ+ aging

Thu, Nov 28, 2019 | 1:00 PM | LR Wilson Hall | Room 1003McMaster University | 1280 Main Street West

Kimberly Wilson, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph

FEB
05

Annual Seminar

Social Disadvantage, Gentrification, and Aging in Place: Implications for Chronic Conditions

Wed, Feb 5, 2020 | 1:00 PM | McMaster University | Main CampusLR Wilson Hall | Room 1003

Ronica Rooks, Fulbright Canada Fellow & Associate Professor, University of Colorado

MAR
25

Annual Seminar

Intersectionality, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and caregiving for partners/spouses in later life

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 | 1:00 PM | McMaster University | Main CampusLR Wilson Hall | Room 1003

Toni Calasanti, Professor, Virginia Tech