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May 2017

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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Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Research Summer School

June 27 - June 29

The 2017 International Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Research Summer School (at the University of Gloucestershire) will take place in Gloucester and Cheltenham (UK) on 27th, 28th and 29th June. It will bring together international postgraduate researchers across disciplines, whose research engages with women and ageing in relation to popular cultural forms (e.g. popular music, film, television, literature. dance, fashion and digital social media) and any of the following approaches and/or issues: identity, activism, representation, cultural activity, creativity, lived experience.…

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July 2017

GUSEGG Module on ageing

July 2 - July 15

The Graz University Summer School Seggau will take place in Graz, Austria from July 2 to July 15 2017. This year's ACT-sponsored module on ageing will be co-taught by Line Grenier and David Madden.

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August 2017

Kelly Leonard defending MA thesis

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
VE317, VE317, Concordia University, Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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Kelly Leonard, a Research Assistant who has been working with ACT for two years, will soon defend her MA thesis titled “Exploring Community Inclusion in Older Adulthood through the use of Computers and Tablets” on August 21 at Concordia University. Her project was supervised by ACT co-applicant Shannon Hebblethwaite.  

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