Entries by Constance Lafontaine

Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews on Cultural Representations of Widowhood

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 […]

ACT Annual Meeting held in Bucharest, Romania

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 co-sponsors Qualitative Research Conference in Bucharest

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, […]

Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol at the 4th Conference on Elderly and New Technologies: Technology on the go

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 […]

“Old in the Game: Age and Aging in Hip-Hop” Video of Murray Forman speaking at the University of Graz

Murray Forman, ACT researcher and Associate Professor in Media and Screen Studies at Northeastern University presented on his research on March 17 at ACT partner institution the University of Graz. While hip-hop is commonly associated in many mainstream contexts with youth practices and tastes, it has been a long time indeed since it could easily be […]

WAM summer school welcomes applicants

The 2016 edition of the Centre for Women, Ageing, Media (WAM) Summer School will be held at the University of Gloucestershire on June 23rd and 24th. ACT co-applicant Barbara Marshall will lead the keynote presentation/workshop. The School welcomes applications from new researchers and from PhD students. ACT is sponsoring the School and will offer some funding […]

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 […]