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

October 13th, 2020

Toronto Council on Aging

We would like to welcome our newest community partner!

September 2nd, 2020

Gilbrea is going virtual!

Check back soon for our 2020/2021 Gilbrea Seminar Series lineup.

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Community Conference

CANCELLED: CAG2020: Closing the Research-Practice Gap: Knowledge Mobilization & Implementation Science

Thu, Oct 22, 2020 to Sat, Oct 24, 2020 | 9:15 AM | Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 


Annual Seminar

A critical exploration of creativity and dementia at the intersection of embodiment, relationality and citizenship

Wed, Oct 28, 2020 | 1:30 PM | Online Seminar - Registration now open!

Dr. Pia Kontos, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto


Community Conference

Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 (ONLINE)

Wed, Nov 4, 2020 to Sun, Nov 8, 2020 | 9:00 AM | Online conference