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 27th, 2018

GERAS DANCE: DANcing for Cognition and Exercise

Watch our latest seminar series "GERAS DANCE: DANcing for Cognition & Exercise", now available on our YouTube channel.

November 20th, 2018

What do Astronauts and Older Adults Have in Common?: Highlights of the 2018 CAG

Gilbrea student, Kelsey Harvey, shares her experiences at CAG2018.

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Upcoming Events


Annual Seminar

Enhancing access to quality long-term care services for older LGBTQ persons.

Tue, Jan 29, 2019 | 1:00 PM | McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003

Alisa Grigorovich , AGE-WELL


Community Conference

'New directions for Research on Ageing: work, care and mobility'

Fri, Mar 1, 2019 to Sat, Mar 2, 2019 | 9:00 AM | Dr. TMA Pai Hall,Manipal Academy Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal, Karnataka- 576104


Annual Seminar

Social participation at the intersection of old age and lifelong disability: Showcasing how it feels through a photo novel lens

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 | 2:30 PM | McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003

Emilie Raymond , Université Laval