GUSEGG brings students together for two weeks to collaborate across a range of disciplines – from economics and media studies to ageing studies and religion – while developing and sharpening a variety of academic practices and skills, including public speaking, critical academic writing, reading, interviewing, and producing media. Applications for the summer school and for ACT funding are now open!
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The ACT Student Bursaries are awarded to students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs in ACT partner universities, and who are conducting research on the intersections of ageing, communication and technologies as part of their thesis project. ACT will award up to four competitive bursaries per year; two for doctoral students ($2,000 CAD each) and […]
On November 1, 2017, ACT, in partnership with engAGE and Communautique, hosted Age 3.0: Aging in the City at Concordia University. The bilingual event brought guests from the university, community groups, local businesses, as well as members of the general public into one place to exchange ideas, ask questions, and imagine possible ways to live in the city as we grow old together.
On Friday, December 8, the University of the Streets will host its last storytelling event of 2017 and they’re calling it la tertulia. A tertulia is a social gathering with literary or artistic overtones: an informal meeting of people to discuss current affairs, arts, etc. Anne Caines, the coordinator and one of the founding members of […]
Yasmin Jiwani is an ACT collaborator whose recent research focuses on the online memorialization of loss. Her other research interests encompass issues of media, race, gender and intersectionalities of violence. There is nary an area of social life that has not been touched by digital technologies. Death is not exempt from this either. Today, we […]
How did Generation X come by its name, where does it stand in the sociocultural realm, and why do we label generations? Read more in Stephen Katz’ recent article in the Journal of American Society on Aging.
Applications are invited for the following postdoctoral research opportunity: Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Culture and Quantified Aging Supervisor: Dr. Barbara L. Marshall, Department of Sociology, Trent University Location: Trent University, Peterborough, ON We are seeking an emerging researcher to work with us on a SSHRC-funded project on “Digital Culture and Quantified Aging”. This […]
CULTURES OF PARTICIPATION – ARTS, DIGITAL MEDIA AND POLITICS (find full call here) International and interdisciplinary conference: April 18-20, 2018 Aarhus University, Denmark Please submit your abstract proposal (max 300 words) and a short bio (max 100 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 January 2018. We welcome individual papers as well as panels with three or four […]
Beyond Disciplines: The Art of the Interview is happening on November 22, 2017, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. What role does interviewing play in research? Attend next week’s Beyond Disciplines event to take a close and personal look at interviews in an academic context. More information here.