Entries by Constance Lafontaine

ACT hiring a postdoctoral fellow 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 a multi-methodological and interdisciplinary project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 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 […]

Open letter to the mayor of Montreal

February 7, 2018   Ms. Valérie Plante Mayor of Montreal 275 Notre-Dame St East Montreal, Québec H2Y 1C6   Dear Madam Mayor: We are writing to you in response to the consultation process for the Plan d’action municipal pour les personnes aînées 2018-2020. While we are pleased to see the city developing an action plan […]

Lettre ouverte à la mairesse de Montréal

Montréal, le 7 février 2018 Madame Valérie Plante Mairesse de Montréal 275 rue Notre-Dame Est Montréal, Québec H2Y 1C6 Madame la Mairesse, Cette lettre a pour objet le processus de consultation du Plan d’action municipal pour les personnes aînées 2018-2020. Nous saluons la volonté de Montréal d’élaborer un plan d’action pour améliorer les conditions de […]

Women, Ageing and Media International Summer School 2018

The research group Women, Ageing, and Media (WAM) has issued a call for the 2018 edition of the WAM Research Summer School. The School, which will be held from June 26 to 28 2018 at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, UK, will bring together academics and international postgraduate researchers across disciplines whose research engages […]