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 31st, 2018


Postdoctoral Researcher Igor Gontcharov has been awarded an AGE-WELL EPIC (Early Professionals, Inspired Careers) Program Certificate.

October 16th, 2018

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Read the latest news and events from the Gilbrea Centre.

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Resources for Health in Advanced Age: Older People’s Perspectives

Thu, Nov 22, 2018 | 2:30 PM | McMaster University | Main Campus | General Science Building (GSB) | Room 330

Dr. Janine Wiles, School of Population Health at The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Annual Seminar

Timescapes of Aging Vitalities

Wed, Nov 28, 2018 | 2:30 PM | McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R Wilson Hall, Room 1003

Nadine Changfoot, Associate Professor, Trent University


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