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October 2018

Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life

October 26, 2018
Brunel University London Uxbridge, United Kingdom + Google Map

Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life: One Day Seminar Brunel University London, UK. Friday 26th October 2018. Brunel University and ACT are delighted to co-host a one day seminar entitled ‘Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life’. The speakers are an interdisciplinary group of academics and researchers from the arts, the social sciences and Science and Technology Studies (STS) and include both members of the ACT partnership, and wider international colleagues whose work focuses on ageing, the digital and everyday life.…

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November 2018

Cultural Perspectives on Ageing

November 28, 2018 - November 30, 2018

A number of ACT network members will be attending the Cultural Perspectives on Ageing conference, taking place in Hannover Germany. Stephen Katz will give a keynote entitled, "Cultural Gerontology" and Kim Sawchuk will give a talk called, "Participatory Media-Making with Older Adults: Promising Practices."

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Vibrations Symposium

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - December 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

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. Read more about the event here. Schedule here: http://vibrations.participatorymedia.ca/vibe-symposium-2018/ litnetworks

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May 2019

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

May 14, 2019 - May 24, 2019

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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B/OLD: Aging in our city

May 16, 2019 - May 17, 2019
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, 2019
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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June 2019

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

June 5, 2019 @ 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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Forum 2019: À l’ère du numérique: défis des soins et services aux personnes âgées

June 6, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Des patients, des soignants et des proches aidants connectés Véronique Dubé, professeure adjointe à la Faculté des sciences infirmières de l’UdeM, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche Marguerite-d’Youville d’interventions humanistes en soins infirmiers et chercheuse régulière au Carrefour de l’innovation du CRCHUM Line Grenier, professeure titulaire au Département de communication de l’UdeM Dr Philippe Karazivan et Ghislaine Rouly - Centre d’excellence sur le partenariat avec les patients et le public À l'ère du numérique: défis des soins et services aux personnes âgées Pour…

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October 2019

ACT at the Canadian Association of Gerontology in Moncton

October 24, 2019 - October 26, 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, ACT will hold a kiosk at the annual Canadian Association of Gerontology (CAG) conference.  In addition, several ACT researchers will present their research. Julia Henderson, Shannon Hebblethwaite, Kim Sawchuk, Constance Lafontaine and Scott DeJong will present as part of a panel on "Challenging normative assumptions of aging," organized by engAGE, Concordia's Centre for Research on Aging. Meanwhile, Patrik Marier and his colleagues will present papers on precarity and home care delivery. This year's conference will…

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November 2019

ACT panel at the Gerontological Society of America

November 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

ACT members Stephen Katz, Kim Sawchuk, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol and Constance Lafontaine are presenting in a panel titled "Technology and Aging Futures: Discovering The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)" at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. The Meeting is taking place from November 13 to 17 2019 at the Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Wednesday November 13, 12:30-2:00pm Austin Convention Center, 5C, Level 3 Technology and Aging Futures: Discovering The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Private Parts: Aging, AI, and the…

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