Aging in the City: What is it like to age in a changing neighbourhood?

ACT is collaborating with Concordia University’s University of the Streets Café for a public conversation about ageing in urban spaces, with an emphasis on the Park Extension neighbourhood of Montreal. ACT researcher Giuliana Cucinelli will participate in the event, and discuss her research-creation project AddressKnown, an intergenerational location-based, dynamic storytelling project elaborated in collaboration with seniors and […]

Shannon Hebblethwaite discusses Grannies on the Net on CTV Montreal.

On March 14, 2018,  Shannon Hebblethwaite appeared on CTV Montreal at noon to discuss her ACT-funded research project Grannies on the Net. Hebblethwaite discusses the roles that ICTs play in the lives of grandmothers, including how they factor in family relationships. For Hebblethwaite’s respondents, digital technologies can represent both “a blessing and a curse”. Watch the […]

Josephine Dolan releases “Contemporary Cinema and ‘Old Age’: Gender and the Silvering of Stardom”

  ACT co-applicant Josephine Dolan has just released a new book titled Contemporary Cinema and ‘Old Age’: Gender and the Silvering of Stardom. This book examines cinema at the intersection of gender, ageing, celebrity and genre studies. It takes its cue from the dual meanings of ‘silvering’ – economics and ageing – and explores shifting […]

Global Learning at GUSEGG

GUSEGG brings students together for two weeks to collaborate across a range of disciplines – from economics and media studies to ageing studies and religion – while developing and sharpening a variety of academic practices and skills, including public speaking, critical academic writing, reading, interviewing, and producing media. Applications for the summer school and for ACT funding are now open!

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 […]

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