Entries by Kendra Besanger

Kick-off seminar: “Between the Normal and the Abnormal – Cultural Meanings of Dementia and Old Age in Finland and Russia”

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, Agora building, Yliopistokatu 4, ​​​​​Auditorium AG106 Program Tuesday 13 December 2016 Program 10.15 Opening of the seminar Project leader, professor Maija Könönen, UEF 10.30–11.30 Cultural changes in dementia: Stigmatization and everyday life Ph.D, director Christine Swane, EGV-Social Inclusion of Older People, Copenhagen 11.30–12.30 Memory and self in dementia and […]

Call for papers: Special Issue on Therapeutic Recreation in a Digital World

The proliferation of digital technologies and the evolution of assistive technologies, virtual spaces, and new forms of leisure engagement raise key questions about the changing nature of therapeutic recreation and social justice. These varied technologies have the potential to benefit marginalized individuals and communities, but they may also be challenging and problematic. ICTs, therefore, have […]

PhD Defence: “Humor in Interpersonal Communication. The Functions and Benefits of Humor for Older Adults”

Ioana Schiau, an affiliated ACT student from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania, is defending her PhD thesis next week, on September 29th. Her research explores the use of humor by older adults, its social and psychological benefits, as well as particular gender-specific and culture-specific communicational practices in the […]

Seminar: Becoming old in the age of mediatization (ABSTRACTS DUE SEPT. 15th 2016)

Reminder: Our deadline for abstract submissions is Thursday 15 of September. Here for more details. We are proud to present our two keynotes for our seminar: Andreas Hepp and Kim Sawchuk: Keynote: Media generation as a process: The generational self-positioning of elderly people in times of deep mediatization Professor Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen, Germany Does […]

Age 3.0: The Creative Aging Fair

On August 25, 2016, Concordia University opened its doors to the Montreal community, and Montreal showed up! Throughout the day, an estimated 1,000 people met to engage in conversations about creativity and aging with local startups, artists, activists, researchers, students and community groups.

My Experience at GUSEGG 2016: Transformation, Transgression and Trust

In the Aging, Communication and Technology seminar (Ageing with Technology: “Digitally Ageing/Digital Ageism”), professors Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Dr. Line Grenier and Dr. Stephen Katz led my classmates and I through interdisciplinary approach which considers the “art of ageing” in connection to computer-mediated communications and networked societies.