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

January 12th, 2021

The Village at Canadore College

Welcome to our newest community partner!

December 15th, 2020

Holiday Closure

The Gilbrea Centre would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday season!

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Upcoming Events


Annual Seminar

Age and the Lens of Dress: Intersections of Time, Embodiment and Culture

Wed, Jan 20, 2021 | 11:30 AM | Online seminar.

Dr. Julia Twigg


Community Conference

POSTPONED: International Federation on Ageing (IFA) 2020

Wed, Mar 3, 2021 to Fri, Mar 5, 2021 | 3:15 PM | Niagara Falls, Ontario


Annual Seminar

Intersectionality, gender, sexual orientation and caregiving for partners/spouses in later life

Wed, Mar 17, 2021 | 11:30 AM | Online Seminar - Registration not open yet

Dr. Toni Calasanti, Virginia Tech