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

June 7th, 2017

New McMaster Grad Studies Homesharing Pilot Project

McMaster Symbiosis matches co-housing students with seniors in the McMaster community for a mutually beneficial relationship that reduces costs – and isolation – for both student and senior.

June 1st, 2017

Rachel Weldrick: Recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Rachel Weldrick, research assistant at the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, has been awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards in the country.

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 to Thu, Jul 27, 2017 | 9:00 AM | San Francisco, CA

Gerontological Society of America


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