Entries by Constance Lafontaine

RECAA receives Concordia University’s Engaged Scholar Award!

Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse (RECAA) has received the Engaged Scholar Award attributed to a community partner by the University of Concordia’s Office of Community Engagement. RECAA will be recognized for their collaborative work in advancing scholarship through their work with ACT on April 9 during a ceremony held at the Loyola Campus of Concordia University. The […]

Ageing (with) animals

  ACT is organizing a brainstorming day on the theme of Ageing (with) animals on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 on the SGW campus of Concordia University in Montreal from 10 am to 4 pm. Humans share life courses with other species: often willingly with cats, dogs and other “pets” in tightly tangled relationships. We age with pets. And […]

Playing Age Symposium to be held February 27-28, 2015

  ACT is co-sponsoring the Playing Age symposium, to be held February 27 and 28 at the University of Toronto. The inter-disciplinary symposium is co-organized by ACT collaborator and Professor Marleen Goldman and Professor Lawrence Switzky of the University of Toronto. Kim Sawchuk, Director of ACT, will discuss “Challenging Digital Ageism through Research Creation” and Stephen Katz, ACT […]

Barbara Crow and Kim Sawchuk publish “New and Old, Young and Old: Aging the Mobile Imaginary”

ACT co-applicant Barbara Crow and Director Kim Sawchuk co-authored an article titled “New and Old, Young and Old: Aging the Mobile Imaginary” for the new edited collection Theories of the Mobile Internet: Materialities and Imaginaries. The collection is edited by Andrew Herman, Jan Hadlaw and Thom Swiss and part of the series Routledge Studies in […]

Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol to present in workshop at University of Eastern Finland

Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya will participate in a workshop titled “Humanities look at technology, ageing, well-being and agency” organized by ACT partner University of Eastern Finland. She will present on “The ACT project and the COST Action on Ageing” on December 5, 2014. The organizing committee from the University of Eastern Finland […]

ACT members organize panel at ECREA

On November 15, 2014, ACT Director Kim Sawchuk, co-applicants Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Line Grenier, Loredana Ivan and Eugène Loos, Collaborator Eric Craven and Associate Director Constance Carrier-Lafontaine organized a panel titled “New Media and Older People: Age, Narratives and Normativities”  at the 5th annual European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) conference held in Lisbon, Portugal. Sawchuk […]