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A series of panel conversations, featuring over a dozen presenters, brings together researchers from several institutions who are conducting innovative research on the topic of ageing from diverse fields such as communication studies, psychology, education and fine arts. Researchers are put to the challenge of connecting their work to the lived realities of seniors in Montreal, and to communicate their research in ways that are accessible and engaging. Joining these researchers are local artists, activists and members of the community, all of whom are invited to explain how they work to examine, challenge or engage with the topic of later life.

Welcome and introduction (Bilingual)

Kim Sawchuk Director of ACT
Monique Chartrand, Director of Communautique
Shannon Hebblethwaite, Director of engAGE

9:00 am to 9:30 am
Black Box Theatre

Keynote Addresses

Listening to older lesbians: what can marginalised voices teach us about aging? (in English)

Jane Traies, University of Sussex

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Aging in the City: Accounts of Homelessness in Late Life
(in English)

Amanda Grenier, McMaster University

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Panel Presentations

How do we make the city a welcoming place for older adults? (Bilingual)

Chair: Line Grenier, Université de Montréal

Age Friendly Cities: The Case of Saint-Léonard
Maude Chartrand and Ismael Sougou, Borough of Saint-Léonard

Exploring Age Friendly Cities as Innovation
Meghan Joy, Political Science, Concordia University

Sensory, Motor, and Cognitive Aging: Contributions to Out of Home Engagement
Karen Li, Professor, Psychology, Concordia University

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Health and aging (Bilingual)

Chair: Thanh Dang-Vu, Concordia University

How ageing affects decision making: From cognitive neuroscience to real world behaviour
Ben Eppinger, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Concordia University

Are you more active in the morning, afternoon or evening?
Véronique Pépin, 
Associate Professor, Exercise Science, Concordia University

Aging in one, two, or many languages: Managing communication challenges in noisy environments.
Alexandre Chauvin, Graduate Student, Psychology, Concordia University

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Engaging with the city through art and maker practices (Bilingual)

Chair: Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University

Art hives: re-visioning community with older adults
Janis Timm-Bottos, Associate Professor, Creative Art Therapies, Concordia University

The contribution of intergenerational relations in building maker culture skills
Giuliana Cucinelli, Assistant Professor, Education, Concordia University
Ann-Louise Davidson, Associate Professor, Education, Concordia University

How the museum is enhancing belonging for older adults
Darla Fortune, Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University

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Communicating across generations (Bilingual)

Chair: Alain Leroux, Concordia University

Linda Dyer, Aging in a multigenerational workplace, Concordia University

Engaging Generations: Urban and Rural Grandmothers’ Reflections on Technology
Shannon Hebblethwaite, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Human Sciences, 
Concordia University

Food Talks: Recipes for Interaction, Inclusion and Social Engagement
Anne Caines, Respecting Elders: Communities against Abuse
Myriam Durocher, Université de Montréal

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The silver economy is exploding: how do we get Quebec companies and start-ups to show greater interest? (in French)

Chair: Diane Arseneau

Étienne Lagacé, Agile MV and Hacking Health
Patrice Lagade Éminence Grise
Josée Viens, UMANO
Louise Beauchesne, IBM

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