Each year, the GIlbrea Centre, in partnership with the GERAS Centre, hosts the annual Karl Kinanen Public Lecture featuring a prominent expert in the field of aging and gerontological research. Hosted in Hamilton during the springtime, the lecture seeks to foster knowledge exchange with the public, service providers, and older adults. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
The annual public lecture series is made possible due to the generous support of former McMaster faculty member Karl Kinanen (and his wife Beatrice Kemp), who retired from the university in 1992. As an Associate Professor in Social Work, Karl Kinanen taught the first Gerontology course in the mid-1970s and created the first Summer Institute on Gerontology in 1984. His work was instrumental to social gerontology at McMaster and in Canada, and marked the beginning of many continuing education events for the professional community.
To learn more and view past events, visit: Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging