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September 2018

Premiere of Madhu’s Saris

September 20 @ 5:30 pm
1590 Docteur Penfield Montreal, Canada + Google Map

Join us for the premiere of the short documentary film Madhu's Saris, which will be screened during the AGM for Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse on September 20, 2018. The film is the outcome of a collaborative research creation project between ACT and RECAA, and was directed by Dr. Mariam Esseghaier. The film features RECAA member Madhu Nambiar as she discusses how her own life in India and Canada is intertwined with the stories of her many saris.

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October 2018

ACT Kiosk at CAG

October 18 - October 20

From October 18 to 20, 2018, ACT will hold a kiosk at the Canadian Association of Gerontology (CAG) Conference in Vancouver, British Colombia.

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CAG panel on “Critical approaches to research on aging and digital technologies”

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Vancouver, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

Several ACT members will present as part of a panel title "Critical approaches to research on aging and digital technologies," as part of the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference, to be held in Vancouver from October 18 to 20, 2018. The panel will take place at 4:00pm on October 19, in the Parksville room. Critical Questions: Digital Culture, Personal Technologies and Quantified Aging. Stephen Katz, Barbara L. Marshall Trent University, Canada Understanding the complex link between aging and technology: does…

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ACT Presents at CRTC Hearing (2018-246)

October 23

Presentation of ACT's report, "Experiences of older adults with abusive sales practices of Canadian telecommunication providers" to CRTC panel members. Other presenters: Union des consommateurs (int. #1371) Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) (int. #1100) The Fair Communications Sales Coalition, consisting of the Public Interest Advocacy CentreACORN Canada, National Pensioners Federation and Canadian Association of Retired Persons (int. #1400) Consumers Council of Canada (int. #1405) Mary Cavanagh, Kristianne Anor, Sean Grassie and Tara Hristov (int. #1372) Manitoba Coalition (Winnipeg Harvest and…

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Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life

October 26
Brunel University London Uxbridge, United Kingdom + Google Map

Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life: One Day Seminar Brunel University London, UK. Friday 26th October 2018. Brunel University and ACT are delighted to co-host a one day seminar entitled ‘Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life’. The speakers are an interdisciplinary group of academics and researchers from the arts, the social sciences and Science and Technology Studies (STS) and include both members of the ACT partnership, and wider international colleagues whose work focuses on ageing, the digital and everyday life.…

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ACT Annual Meeting: Brunel University

October 27 - October 29

The annual ACT meeting will take place from October 27 to 29, 2018, near Uxbridge, UK. More details to follow!

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Unsettling Activisms – Book Launch: Peterborough, Ontario

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bagnani Hall, 310 London St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Unsettling Activisms: Critical Interventions on Aging, Gender, and Social Change - (co-edited by May Chazan, Melissa Baldwin and Patricia Evans), is now available! Unsettling Activisms has been in the works since late 2015. The project has entailed ongoing storytelling and relationship-building, poetry, life writing, orality, photography, performance, and research – all with the aim of challenging and extending dominant ways of understanding both activisms and aging. BOOK LAUNCH & CELEBRATION: Nogojiwanong (Peterborough) October 27th from 2-4pm in Bagnani Hall (Traill College, 310 London…

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Symposium on Popular Music and Ageing: Brunel University

October 30

Following the Annual ACT meeting, the members of the Popular Music and Ageing working group will hold a one-day symposium on October 30, 2018 at Brunel University in Uxbridge, UK. More details coming soon!

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November 2018

Cultural Perspectives on Ageing

November 28 - November 30

A number of ACT network members will be attending the Cultural Perspectives on Ageing conference, taking place in Hannover Germany. Stephen Katz will give a keynote entitled, "Cultural Gerontology" and Kim Sawchuk will give a talk called, "Participatory Media-Making with Older Adults: Promising Practices."

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Vibrations Symposium

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - December 2 @ 4:30 pm

ACT is supporting a unique, three-day symposium at Concordia. The symposium will bring together disabled artists from East London and Montreal to co-produce a suite of new digital artworks that explore sensorial relationships to the world through "vibrational" tactility. Read more about the event here. Schedule here: http://vibrations.participatorymedia.ca/vibe-symposium-2018/ litnetworks

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