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 16th, 2017

Playing with Memories

Congratulations to Meridith Griffin, Associate Director of the Gilbrea Centre, who was awarded an Insight Development Grant for her project "Playing with memories: The elicitation of leisure biographies".

October 11th, 2017

2017-18 Ronald Bayne Gerontology Award and The E.B. Ryan Scholarship

Accepting applications for 2017 / 2018 awards for students conducting research in the field of aging.

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

AGE-WELL 2017 Conference: Benefiting Canada; Older Adults, Industry, Policies for Healthy Aging

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 to Thu, Oct 19, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Winnipeg, Manitoba


Community Conference

2017 OCSA Conference - Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 | 9:00 AM | HILTON SUITES TORONTO/MARKHAM CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA8500 Warden AvenueMarkham, Ontario, Canada L6G 1A5Tel: 905-470-8500  Fax: 905-477-8611

April Morganti / Amanda Bradford Janke, AbleLiving/Thrive Group & Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging


Community Conference

CAG 2017: Evidence for Action in an Aging World

Thu, Oct 19, 2017 to Sat, Oct 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM | Fairmont WinnipegWinnipeg, MB