A series of four panel conversations, featuring a total of twelve presenters, will bring together researchers from several institutions who are conducting cutting-edge research on the topic of ageing from diverse fields such as architecture, communication studies, psychology, education and fine arts. The panelists will discuss their research on aging and explain the ways their work can foster creative and complex approaches to ageing processes that challenge normative or stereotypical understandings of later life. In addition, several presentations will consider the intersections between innovation, new technologies and aging while offering the public a nuanced understanding of what it means to age in a digital world, where the emphasis is too often placed on those who are young and the technologies that are new.

The panels will take place on the ground floor of the EV building in room 1.605.

9:30 am to 10:00: Introduction

Monique Chartrand, Director, Communautique
Kim Sawchuk, Director, Ageing + Communication + Technologies, Concordia University
Graham Carr, Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, Concordia University

10am – 11am: Challenging assumptions of old age / Repenser les stéréotypes et les acquis liés au vieillissement (Bilingual Panel)
Moderator: Kim Sawchuk

Tom Waugh, Department of Film Studies, Concordia University
“Shrunk Shanks”: Aging Queerly/Creatively
Ann-Louise Davidson, Department of Education, Concordia University
Digital natives, digital immigrants, digital wisdom and other dichotomous constructions
Line Grenier, Département de communication Université de Montréal
«  Musiquer » entre nous : Pratique culturelle et engagement d’aîné-es.

11am – 11:30am: BREAK

11:30am-12:30pm: Engaging across generations in work and play / Le travail et le jeu comme moyens d’échange intergénérationnel (English Panel)
Moderator: Marguerite Mendel

Gillian Leithman, Management Department, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Late Career Workers: Beyond the stereotype
Margarida Romero, Département d’éducation, Université Laval
Intergenerational play and game design: participatory fun and digital empowerment
Shannon Hebblethwaite, Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University
Leisure and Digital Media in Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships: “I Get to See that Sweet Little Face!”

12:30pm – 2pm: LUNCH

2pm-3pm: Aging and place / L’espace et le vieillissement
Moderator: Tricia Toso

Anne-Marie Séguin, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société, INRS
Des quartiers qui contribuent à l’exclusion sociale : témoignages de personnes âgées
Avi Friedman, Department of Architecture at McGill University
Designing Age Friendly Homes and Communities
Patrik Marier, Department of Political Science, Concordia University
Aging in Place: A realistic goal for the future?

3:00 pm-3:30 pm: BREAK

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Later life and emerging technologies / Le vieillissement et les nouvelles technologies (Bilingual Panel)
Moderator: Josée Belleau

Elliott Morrice, Department of Psychology, Concordia University
The use of tablet computers in older adults
Bessam Abdulrazak, Faculté des sciences, Université de Sherbrooke
Smart environments for elderly people
Darine Ameyed & Mario Dubois (ÉTS)
Impliquer les aîné(e)s dans la réduction des CO 2 et l’amélioration de la qualité de l’air



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