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 12th, 2018

Rural aging research: insights from the frontiers of gerontology

Missed our March seminar series talk by Professor Mark Skinner? You can now watch it on our YouTube Channel!

June 6th, 2018

Gilbrea Student Group member joins the Symbiosis Team

Stephanie Hatzifilalithis has been appointed interim project coordinator of Symbiosis- a program that connects graduate students with seniors in the McMaster community for a mutually beneficial housing relationship.

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference

Wed, Aug 8, 2018 to Fri, Aug 10, 2018 | 12:30 PM | Toronto


Community Conference

CAG 2018

Thu, Oct 18, 2018 to Sat, Oct 20, 2018 | 12:00 PM | Vancouver, British Columbia


Community Conference


Tue, May 28, 2019 to Fri, May 31, 2019 | 9:00 AM | Trent UniversityPeterborough, Canada