Entries by Constance Lafontaine

Groupe Harmonie joins ACT as Community Partner

We are delighted to announce the inclusion of Groupe Harmonie as an official partner in the ACT project. Groupe Harmonie is a non-profit organization that works with elders with addiction issues in Montreal. ACT has been working with Groupe Harmonie since 2014 and together we have been organizing digital literacy workshops in local low-income housing buildings for seniors as part […]

Gender, “notability” and perpetuating exclusion in Wikipedia: The case of WAM or the Centre for Women, Ageing and Medi

By Maude Gauthier and Kim Sawchuk     Wikipedia has become an indispensable source of online information for students and researchers because of its ease of use as well as its reputation as a user-generated encyclopaedia of shared knowledge. Is it? The representation of women in Wikipedia reveals how Wikipedia remains a space of contestation […]

Silver Gaming Intergenerational Summer School

The ACT Silver Gaming Intergenerational Summer School (SGISS), organized by Margarida Romero, will be held from August 21-22 2015 at the Université Laval in Québec City, Québec. SGISS will bring together students, elders and scholars in activities that aim to explore intergenerational digital creation activities as well as to exchange on the conception, the development […]

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 […]