Right now, Canada has more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 15, and in 40 years, seniors will make up one quarter of the country’s population. Terms like “silver tsunami” alongside headlines like “Baby boom to ageing gloom” indicate the negative light that is often cast onto this demographic shift. […]
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The 2016 edition of the WAM Summer School took place June 23 and 24 at the University of Gloucestershire in the UK. Read our Storify account here.
The recent Statistics Canada Study on Women in Canada features a chapter on older women, titled Senior Women. The report, published in March 2016, features data as recent as 2015 and provides comparative analyses of various topics, including demographic trends, internet use, employment rates of older women and social participation. Summary points are available in the press release and […]
To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, elders make waves towards an age friendly city. On Thursday June 9th, Montreal-based groups RECAA, Union United Church and Le Groupe Herencias/Encounters project will join forces with their partners to bring community awareness to the importance of an age friendly city in preventing elder abuse. Starting at 11 am, […]
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ACT is pleased to host Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia and former Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging. Dr. Martin-Matthews will present her talk “Cultural Representations of Widowhood: Insights from Social Media”. Dr. Martin Matthews will discuss her current research on cultural representations of widowhood in […]
From September 24 to 27, 2015, the Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT) project held its annual meeting in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting was hosted by co-reasearcher Loredana Ivan at the National University of Political and Administrative Studies, College of Communication and Public Relations. The annual meeting provides all ACT members a chance to provide results of their ongoing ACT-funded research, to […]
ACT has co-sponsored the Qualitative Research in Communication Conference, held in Bucharest from September 23 to 25, 2015. The conference brought together international scholars, including several ACT researchers. There were notably two ACT keynotes: Eugène Loos, Kim Sawchuk. Julia Twigg also presented the “ACT Keynote Address.” More information about the conference, including the full conference programme, […]
Shannon Hebblethwaite of Concordia University was interviewed on CBC Homerun. She spoke about “Grannies on the Net,” a research project led by Hebblethwaite and Loredana Ivan of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration.
Miriea Fernández-Ardèvol participated in the 4th Conference on Elderly and New Technologies, organized by Jaume I University, between the 13th and 15th of May 2015 in the city of Castelló, Spain. The special topic of this edition of the conference is Technology on the go, which focuses on gadgets such as tablets, smatphones, wearables …; ubiquitous and personal connectivity; Internet […]