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May 2017

ACT Lunch and Learn: Myriam Durocher & Maude Gauthier

May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us for an ACT Lunch and Learn on Wednesday May 10th from 12:30-1:30pm, located at 1590 Docteur Penfield, 4th floor conference room (SB Building). Myriam Durocher, ACT Research Assistant, and Maude Gauthier, ACT Affiliate Researcher, will be conducting a presentation called The creation of a food blog by and for elders: A political gesture in response to the pressure to "age well". The purpose of their presentation is to present the results of their research project about the constitution of a foodblog by RECAA, a community partner…

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Ros Jennings on “Sexism, ageism and ‘late style’: Marianne Faithfull and Kate Bush”

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom + Google Map

  ACT Collaborator, Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Founding member of the European Network in Ageing Studies (ENAS) is giving a public lecture at the University of Gloucestershire on May 11, 2017, from 6 to 7pm. Ros, whose research explores music and ageing, including ageing pop and rock stars, will present a talk titled "Sexism, Ageism and 'Late Style': Marianne Faithfull and Kate Bush". Those interested in attending should register on the eventbrite page.

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Impacts de l’austérité sur les conditions de vie et de santé des personnes âgées

May 15

Our partner, the Centre de recherche et d'expertise en gérontologie sociale (CREGÉS) and the groupe Vieillissements, exclusions sociales et solidarités (VIES) are organizing a free one-day conference to be held at Concordia University. More information can be found on the CREGÉS website.

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Perspectives culturelles sur le vieillissement avec Martine Lagacé

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Centre de recherche de l’IUGM, 4545, chemin Queen-Mary Montréal, QC H3W 1W4
Montreal, Québec Canada
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Le 18 mai 2017 à 14 h, Martine Lagacé, une chercheuse membre de ACT, participera à la série de conférences donnée à Montréal et qui est intitulée Où en est la recherche sur le vieillissement ? Cette série est organisée par le Centre de recherche de l’IUGM, en collaboration avec Le Groupe Maurice. L'intervention de Martine Lagacé portera sur les Perspectives culturelles sur le vieillissement.

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Accessibility Gamepad Challenge

May 24

On May 24, we’re having an Accessibility Gamepad Challenge and you’re invited! Have you ever wished that your gamepad design was different? Do you or someone close to you have a reduced mobility or live with accessibility limitations that requires modifications to the objects you use daily? Then we have a challenge for you! Come join a collaborative team and tinker with capacitive sensors, gamepads, arcade buttons and joysticks, and more! Our team has been tinkering around the usability challenge…

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Myriam Durocher at Congress 2017

May 29

As part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, PhD student and ACT RA Myriam Durocher presents From “Healthy Nutrition” to Successful Aging as part of the Canadian Association of Food Studies conference.

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Kim Sawchuk presenting on SSHRC panel at Congress

May 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Kim Sawchuk will be presenting at a panel organized by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) on the topic of Managing Large-scale Partnerships as part of Congress 2017 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

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Ann-Louise Davidson & Giuliana Cucinelli at Congress 2017

May 30

As part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Affiliated researcher Ann-Louise Davidson, Co-applicant Giuliana Cucinelli, Nathalie Duponsel and Nadia Naffi present Learning and Making with Tiny and Affordable Computers and Open-source Platforms: What Does Maker Culture Teach Us? as part of the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) conference.

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David Madden at Congress 2017

May 31

As part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellow David Madden presents Vers L’or And Quebec’s Ondists part of the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) conference.

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June 2017

Myriam Durocher at Congress 2017

June 2

As part of Congress 2017, Myriam Durocher presents Quand La Biomédicalisation De L’alimentation Contribue à L’injonction Au Vieillissement Réussi as part of the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) conference.

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