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March 2019

Statistics Don’t Hurt (II) Workshop

March 6 - March 8

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania, is hosting a 3-day hands-on workshop as part of the Longitudinal Study on Older Audiences, which gathers data on the media practices of older adults over three waves and in seven countries. The workshop will bring together ACT researchers who are exploring the data from the recently-collected Wave 2 of the data collection from multiple perspectives. Through the face-to-face meetings, we seek to strengthen our collective quantitative analysis and find opportunities…

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Seniors and Digital Technology

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atwater Public Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue
Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1X4
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We are very excited to invite our collaborators, followers, friends, and supporters, to join us at the Atwater Library for this special talk by Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Concordia Communications Studies Professor, and the Principal Investigator of the Act Concordia Project team. During this presentation, which is part of the "Connecting People to a Digital Lifestyle" project, Professor Sawchuk will share the results of her work with seniors and digital technology, and tell stories of them making practical and creative uses…

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April 2019

“Dissent in/with (Con)Science” International Workshop

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

"We Tell: Storytelling and Civic Awareness" at the University of Bologna proudly presents DISSENT IN/WITH (CON)SCIENCE Bologna, Italy, at the Piccolo Teatro del Baraccano This international workshop event aims to investigate the variety of forms and ways in which the industry of culture (in all its expressions) affects the development of all mechanisms of construction and deconstruction of individual and collective civic awareness. The ultimate purpose is to reflect on those mechanisms that make institutions, ruling bodies, governments, as well…

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May 2019

B/OLD: Aging in our city – Viellir dans notre ville 2019

May 14 - May 24

Thursday May 16 9am to 5pm and Friday May 17 9am to 5pm All B/OLD events took place on the ground floor of the the J.W. McConnell Building (LB), at the downtown campus of Concordia University. From ‘age friendly cities’, to ‘smart cities’ and ‘sustainable cities’, how we live together in urban spaces is on the public agenda, here in Montreal and around the world. But who are the citizens that are imagined and implied by these terms? How can…

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Escape Room on Elder Abuse

May 14 @ 10:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Concordia University, LB Building, 4th Space, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W
Montreal, Quebec Canada

The escape room on elder abuse is an interactive, educational and immersive space to grapple with the sensitive issue of elder abuse.

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B/OLD: Aging in our city

May 16 - May 17
B/OLD: Aging in our city

B/OLD: Aging in our city is a free and bilingual two-day event taking place in Montreal, at Concordia University. It invites citizens, researchers, artists, policy makers and activists to consider what it means to grow older together in the city. From ‘age friendly cities’, to ‘smart cities’ and ‘sustainable cities’, how we live together in urban spaces is on the public agenda. Yet, questions of innovation and transformation too often focus on young people. As we imagine and create the cities…

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CREGÉS presents: “Experiences, abilities, and potentialities: Enrich your work with the senior and disabled population” Conference

May 23
Université Laval, 2325 Rue de l'Université
Québéc, Qc G1V 0A6 Canada
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Le Centre de recherche et d'expertise en gérontologie sociale/The Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS) of CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal is proud to invite you to its' 2019 annual conference "Experiences, abilities, and potentialities: Enrich your work with the senior and disabled population", "Expériences, capacités et potentialités : Enrichir nos pratiques auprès des personnes aînées Sourdes ou ayant des incapacités ". This event is co-organized by  The ACT - Ageing + Communication + Technologies Project and l’Équipe de recherche…

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Caravan of Democracy

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Concordia University, LB Building, 4th Space, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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Do you want to contribute to the future of our city? Meet and speak with your elected officials and representatives of the City to learn more about citizen participation. The Caravan of Democracy travels to meet the citizens of Montreal. The Caravan is an initiative of the Office of the Council Chair, and it is part of its mandate to build trust and active participation in public life for all citizens.

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ACT at the ENAS-NANAS conference

May 28 - May 31

The NANAS-ENAS conference is taking place at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, from May 28 to 31, 2018, under the theme "Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination". This is the joint conference of the North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) and the European Network in Ageing Studies (ENAS). ACT is sponsoring a keynote address by Kathleen Woodward. In addition to this, a number of ACT researchers will present their ACT-funded research at the conference. Stay tuned for more updates…

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June 2019

Public Consultations and Media Policy: Challenging A “digital First” Approach

June 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
University of Britsh Columbia, 2329 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Public consultations and media policy: challenging a “digital first” approach Presented by Constance Lafontaine at the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Annual Conference 2019/ Colloque annuel de l’Association canadienne de communication (ACC) 2019, which will take place at the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences hosted by The University of British Columbia Public consultations and media policy: challenging a “digital first” approach will be presented as part of  the following Panel:  Creative Industries-Cultural Policy III - Policy participation paradoxes in CRTC…

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