Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life

This short piece, written by Dr. Wendy Martin, serves as a follow-up to a one day seminar held at Brunel University on October 26, 2018. The seminar was organized by Wendy Martin and Paul Higgs (University College London) and was funded by ACT.  Digital devices, information technologies and mediated systems of communication increasingly shape the […]

Vibrations

ACT is supporting a unique, three-day symposium at Concordia. The symposium will bring together disabled artists from East London and Montreal to co-produce a suite of new digital artworks that explore sensorial relationships to the world through “vibrational” tactility. Learn more about the event here.

ACT members will appear at CRTC hearings on October 23, 2018

Kim Sawchuk, Anne Caines, and Kendra Besanger will travel to Gatineau, QC to participate in the CRTC’s public hearing on Canadian telecommunication companies’ aggressive and misleading sales tactics. ACT will present findings from their recent report, Experiences of Older Adults with Abusive Sales Practices of Canadian Telecommunication Providers. Read more about the full intervention here.

ACT network members’ recent publications

We are happy to share a list of ACT network members’ publications that have been released within the past few months. May Chazan, Melissa Baldwin, and Patricia Evans (2018) – Unsettling Activisms: Critical Interventions on Aging, Gender, and Social Change. Women’s Press/ Canadian Scholars’ Press. The book launch will take place on October 27 in Peterborough, ON. […]

Expanding our understanding of activism(s) by sharing stories of older activists

In their recently released book, Unsettling Activisms: Critical Interventions on Aging, Gender, and Social Change (Women’s Press, 2018), editors May Chazan, Melissa Baldwin, and Patricia Evans present compelling reasons why our common perceptions of activisms and activists need to be expanded; specifically, expanded to include the work of older women activists.

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Recent events

    Seniors and Digital Technology

    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 Con...


    “DISSENT IN/WITH (CON)SCIENCE” International Workshop

    “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 o...


    Symposium on Popular Music and Ageing: Brunel University

    Following the Annual ACT meeting, the members of the Popular Music and Ageing working group will hold a one-day symposium on October 30, 2018 at Brunel University in Uxbridge, UK. More details coming soon!