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April 2018

A year in my life: A listening party

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Du Fort Residence, Community room, 2101 René-Lévesque W.
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Church bells ringing. The sound of chalk on a blackboard. Leaves blowing in the wind. These are sounds you will hear in these pieces, accompanied by the compelling stories of 3 seniors of the Du Fort seniors’ residence.

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Beyond Disciplines: Where Passion Meets Curriculum

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Concordia University-Loyola, GE Building, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC Canada
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Students on a mission: The power of experiential learning Thursday, April 19, 5 – 7 PM in the GE Building (Concordia University's Loyola Campus), Room 110 Host: Andrew Woodall, Dean of Students Presenters: Constance Lafontaine & Kendra Besanger, ACT Project (Ageing + Communication + Technology) Gabriel Desjardins (Theology) Meghan Gagliardi & Annick MF, C-FAR (Critical Feminist Activism and Research) Paola Andrea Rojas Gutiérrez (Lanthanide Research Group, Science Odyssey) Annick Davignon (U.Lab Social Innovation Hub) Marie-Eve Skelling Desmeules (Centre national des…

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Research in Aging: Dispelling Myths and Building Bridges

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Harbour Restaurant, 53 Younge St.
Kingston, Ontario Canada
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ACT Director, Kim Sawchuk, will give a keynote presentation entitled, "A Digital Solution? : Public consultations and the age-friendly city agenda." ACT researcher, Barbara Marshall, will present "Romancing 'successful aging': gender, (hetero)sexuality and dilemmas of difference." Emerging scholars, Constance Lafontaine and Lisa F. Carver will also present. More information: This one-day symposium is sponsored by the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen’s University. Faculty of Arts and Science Dean, Barbara Crow PhD is hosting this symposium to engage researchers and community…

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May 2018

Aging in the City: What is it like to age in a changing neighbourhood?

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Place Commune, 7669 Querbes Ave.
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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ACT is collaborating with Concordia University's University of the Streets Café for a public conversation about ageing in urban spaces.

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Film screening – Cracked: new light on dementia

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DeSève Cinema, LB Buildling, Concordia University, 1400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O,
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada
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Free

Join us for the Montreal premiere of CRACKED: new light on dementia. The one hour film screening will be followed by a Q & A with researcher Dr. Pia Kontos and director and playwright Dr. Julia Gray. Monday, May 7, 2018 3pm - 5pm (doors open at 2:30pm) DeSève Cinema, LB Building, Concordia University 1400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal (Guy-Concordia Metro) Free admission. Venue is wheelchair accessible Cracked: new light on dementia is an innovative research-based theatre production and film…

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Workshop: “A Year in Ageing”

May 15

This one-day workshop brings together researchers, students and community group members from the Montreal community. Participants will present written or visual pieces that they have prepared in reaction to the data collected through ACT's media monitoring project.

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ICA Mobile: Voiceless, Invisible, Silenced … What about the older people?

May 23

ACT members will present their research at the International Communication Association (ICA).

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IASPM: Time is of the Essence: Popular Music, Ageing, and Memory

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

ACT panel at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Canada conference in Regina

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July 2018

GUSEGG 2018: Module on Ageing, Communication and Technologies

July 1 - July 14

The 2018 edition of the Graz University Summer School Seggau will take place in Austria from July 1 to July 14. ACT Director, Kim Sawchuk, will teach the ACT-sponsored module on Ageing, Communication and Technologies.

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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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