ACT Student Bursaries: Deadline Extended

The ACT Student Bursaries are awarded to students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs in ACT partner universities, and who are conducting research on the intersections of ageing, communication and technologies as part of their thesis project. ACT will award up to four competitive bursaries per year; two for doctoral students ($2,000 CAD each) and […]

Transgenerational research on environmental relationships and aging: A new annotated bibliography

Sonja Pöllänen and Helmi Järviluoma have recently compiled and released a new annotated bibliography on the topic of transgenerational research on environmental relationships and aging. Completed as part of an ACT-funded project, this bibliography brings together recent studies published between 2003 and 2015 concerning intergenerational relations and aging with specific emphasis on environmental relationships. The authors aim for […]

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ageing, Communication and Technologies

About the research The research project “Ageing, communication, technologies: experiencing a digital world in later life” (ACT) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University, under the supervision of ACT Director Dr. Kim Sawchuk. ACT is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the area of “Ageing and big […]

ACT submits CRTC intervention on the need to include older adults in establishing broadcasting policy

In October 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a “Call for comments on the Governor in Council’s request for a report on future programming distribution models” (CRTC-2017-359) and invited the general public, industry stakeholders and interveners from other sectors to provide input on the future of media distribution models in Canada. With […]

New ACT Bursaries for Graduate Students

The ACT Student Bursaries are awarded to students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs in ACT partner universities, and who are conducting research on the intersections of ageing, communication and technologies as part of their thesis project. ACT will award up to four competitive bursaries per year; two for doctoral students ($2,000 CAD each) and […]

Virtual Graveyards & Cybermemorials

Yasmin Jiwani is an ACT collaborator whose recent research focuses on the online memorialization of loss. Her other research interests encompass issues of media, race, gender and intersectionalities of violence. There is nary an area of social life that has not been touched by digital technologies. Death is not exempt from this either. Today, we […]

Shannon Hebblethwaite and Concordia research on aging featured in the Montreal Gazette

ACT researcher Shannon Hebblethwaite was recently featured in a piece in the Montreal Gazette titled “New research from Concordia examines how we can age well while living healthier, longer“. Hebbelthwaite, who is a professor of applied human sciences at Concordia University and the director of the recently-formed engAGE centre for research on aging, discusses her […]

Trent University Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity: 2018

Applications are invited for the following postdoctoral research opportunity: Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Culture and Quantified Aging Supervisor: Dr. Barbara L. Marshall, Department of Sociology, Trent University Location: Trent University, Peterborough, ON We are seeking an emerging researcher to work with us on a SSHRC-funded project on “Digital Culture and Quantified Aging”. This […]

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