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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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October 2017

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Symposium: Emerging Research on Later Life

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

On October 5, ACT is hosting its first ever graduate student and postdoctoral fellow symposium at the Loyola campus of Concordia University, specifically in the Department of Communication Studies. With the exception of the public keynote by Josephine Dolan, this is a closed event. SCHEDULE 9:30-10:00 (CJ 2.130) - Welcome and Introductions Josephine Dolan and Kim Sawchuk 10:00am-11:00am - Exploring and challenging the normativities of later life Older adults and videogames: at the margins of productivity and play. Exploring the intersecting…

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Josephine Dolan on ‘Old age’, gender and the silvering of contemporary Hollywood cinema

October 5 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Concordia University-Loyola, CJ Building, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC Canada
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ACT invites you to public lecture by Josephine Dolan and a subsequent reception, to be held in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University on October 5, 2017. More information Registration  

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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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