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October 2017

Annual ACT meeting at the University of Ottawa

October 13 - October 15

The annual ACT meeting will take place from October 13 to 15 at the University of Ottawa in Canada's capital. Over the three days, ACT members, including co-applicants, collaborators, community members and students from over ten countries, present and discuss research, participate in meetings and work to strategically steer the collective work of ACT. An agenda for the meeting will be circulated in August.

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Bridging Research and Public Policy: Matters of Ageing and Technology

October 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

As part of the ACT annual meeting, we are holding a public keynote address and round table discussion at the University of Ottawa. This event will take place on October 13, 2017 in Simard Hall (SMD) 125, located at 60 University Street in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Marcel Mérette, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Ottawa, will provide the keynote address on the topic of  "Public Policy in the…

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ACT Panel at CAG2017

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The ACT Panel titled "Ageing, Communication, Technologies : Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life" has been selected as the divisional symposium for Social Sciences at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference (CAG), to be held from October 19 to 21 in Winnipeg, Canada. The panel will take place on October 21 from 11am to 12:30pm in the York room. You can consult the full program here. Activist ageing and the “tactical theatrics” of RECAA Kim Sawchuk,Concordia University, Constance Lafontaine, Concordia…

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November 2017

Age 3.0 Fair: Aging in the City

November 1

More information coming soon.

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Shannon Hebblethwaite presenting at Beyond Disciplines at Concordia University

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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.

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December 2017

ACT GB meeting

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

University of the Streets: La Tertulia

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 RECAA, will tell a story on Friday and we invite the ACT community to attend. Find the Facebook event here. Check out the University of the Street’s website here.

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Your City out Loud: A Listening Party in Montreal

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join ACT and the residents of the Dutaud Residence in Montreal for a listening party on December 14, 2017. Residents the low-income housing high rise for seniors recorded their stories and experiences of living and Montreal with digital recording devices, through the course of an intergenerational workshop. This two-week workshop brought together eight participants, who contributed a range of stories about immigration, friendship, challenges of acceptance, and feelings of liberation. At the heart of this project was learning the meaningful process…

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