Entries by Constance Lafontaine

Barbara Crow to speak at Inaugural Monday Night Seminar on “The New Shape of Things: Big Data, Big Stories”

Barbara Crow, co-applicant in ACT, Dean and AVP Graduate in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University will be a speaker at this year’s Inaugural Monday Night Seminar organized by the McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology and the Faculty of Information (iSchool) at the University of Toronto. This […]

Update from the Annual ACT Meeting

From October 14 to 16, 2016, the third annual ACT meeting took place in Castelldefels, Catalonia, Spain. This year, it was the ACT partner IN3 at the Open University of Catalonia (OUC) that welcomed the ACT team. Some 35 ACT members, including co-applicants, collaborators, community members and students, travelled from North and South America, Europe and Asia to participate in the meeting.

ACT at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference in Montreal

ACT researchers will present as part of a panel titled Ageing, Communication, Technologies: Experiencing a digital world in later life at the upcoming conference of the Canadian Association of Gerontology (CAG) to be held in Montreal from October 20 to 22. The ACT panel will take place on October 22 at 3:15pm. The panel employs and explores […]

Shannon Hebblethwaite presents on “Grannie’s on the net” at McGill University

Shannon Hebblethwaite, Assistant professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University, will present her ACT-funded study on the uses of Facebook for family communication. This comparative case study brings together research on social media use, specifically Facebook, in Romania and Canada. The purpose of the study is to investigate how grandmothers communicate with […]

Ph.D. student position on older adults’ interactions with robots

ACT partner institution, Ben-Gurion University in Israel, is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position that entails conducting research on the topic of older adults’ interactions with robots. This position will be held in the Department of Communication Studies and the Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging of Ben-Gurion University. The deadline for applications […]

ACT internship on Ageing, Technology and the City at Concordia University

ACT has obtained funding to host an international intern through the Mitacs Canada Globalink program. This internship will take place at Concordia University in Montreal over three months in the summer of 2017. We seek a senior undergraduate student to work as a researcher within ACT in collaboration with plural actors in the Montreal community to find […]

ACT members at the International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population

ACT members Andrea Rosales, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Margarida Romero and Eugène Loos were involved in the Second International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (http://2016.hci.international/itap), 17-22 July 2016, Toronto, Canada. They organized and chaired the following invited sessions: New media in the everyday life of older people and Silver Gaming. They also presented several papers, published by Springer; J. Zhou & G. Salvendy (Eds.) […]