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March 2019

Seniors and Digital Technology

March 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atwater Public Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue
Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1X4
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We are very excited to invite our collaborators, followers, friends, and supporters, to join us at the Atwater Library for this special talk by Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Concordia Communications Studies Professor, and the Principal Investigator of the Act Concordia Project team. During this presentation, which is part of the "Connecting People to a Digital Lifestyle" project, Professor Sawchuk will share the results of her work with seniors and digital technology, and tell stories of them making practical and creative uses…

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April 2019

“Dissent in/with (Con)Science” International Workshop

April 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

"We Tell: Storytelling and Civic Awareness" at the University of Bologna proudly presents DISSENT IN/WITH (CON)SCIENCE Bologna, Italy, at the Piccolo Teatro del Baraccano This international workshop event aims to investigate the variety of forms and ways in which the industry of culture (in all its expressions) affects the development of all mechanisms of construction and deconstruction of individual and collective civic awareness. The ultimate purpose is to reflect on those mechanisms that make institutions, ruling bodies, governments, as well…

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May 2019

Escape Room on Elder Abuse

May 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Concordia University, LB Building, 4th Space, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W
Montreal, Quebec Canada

The escape room on elder abuse is an interactive, educational and immersive space to grapple with the sensitive issue of elder abuse.

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Caravan of Democracy

May 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Concordia University, LB Building, 4th Space, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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Do you want to contribute to the future of our city? Meet and speak with your elected officials and representatives of the City to learn more about citizen participation. The Caravan of Democracy travels to meet the citizens of Montreal. The Caravan is an initiative of the Office of the Council Chair, and it is part of its mandate to build trust and active participation in public life for all citizens.

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June 2019

The Graz International Summer School Seggau

June 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

June 30 - July 13, 2019 - Seggau Castle | Leibnitz | Austria The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities. This year, as part of the…

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July 2019

InterACTion vernissage 2019

July 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

InterACTion vernissage 2019 You are cordially invited to the vernissage of Art Meets “Schmatta” on July 4th from 5-7 pm at Habitations Durocher. ACT and Groupe Harmonie worked collaboratively with a Durocher resident to explore the experiences through an evolving city with an intergenerational creative workshop that took place from May to June 2019. Come see what has been captured through the lens of a camera and expressed through pen and paper. What: Art Meets “Schmatta” Vernissage When: July 4th, 5-7 PM (with…

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Sexism, ageism and ‘late style’: Popular music and older women performers

July 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Concordia University

You are invited to attend a public keynote by Prof. Ros Jennings, from the University of Gloucestershire, where she will question the dominant ageist discourses in the West and their impact on the late style identities and performance strategies of older women popular music stars. The research discussed will focus on performers such as Mavis Staples, Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull and Kate Bush; female popular music performers who have established long and notable careers. The analysis presented will examine the…

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September 2019

Lecture by Mireia Fernández-Ardèveol: “Older people go mobile… their way”

September 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mireia Fernández-Ardèveol, who is visiting the Université de Montréal from the Open University of Catalonia, is giving a public lecture on September 13, 2019. "Older people go mobile... their way" reviews empirical evidence on the intersection of older age and mobile communication from a non-patronizing perspective. It examines the ways heterogeneous groups of older individuals appropriate mobile devices, the meanings of these uses, and the paramount role of the mobile phone. By acknowledging the heterogeneity often hidden in under the…

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October 2019

Lunch-and-learn on ageing and activism

October 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
EV Building, Room 11.655, 1515 Rue St. Catherine O.
Montreal, QC Canada
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  Join us on October 7 for a lunch-and-learn session with Daniel Blanche, who is visiting Concordia University from the Open University of Catalonia. Most people associate activism as the domain of youth, even though many older people have been involved in activism for much longer than their younger counterparts. Sociopolitical activism comes in many forms, and it is not always a uniform activity throughout life. Some people become involved since a very young age, others are more or less…

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November 2019

ACT panel at the Gerontological Society of America

November 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

ACT members Stephen Katz, Kim Sawchuk, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol and Constance Lafontaine are presenting in a panel titled "Technology and Aging Futures: Discovering The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)" at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. The Meeting is taking place from November 13 to 17 2019 at the Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Wednesday November 13, 12:30-2:00pm Austin Convention Center, 5C, Level 3 Technology and Aging Futures: Discovering The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Private Parts: Aging, AI, and the…

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