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November 2016

Barbara Crow at “The New Shape of Things: Big Data, Big Stories”

November 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology, 39A Queens Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Barbara Crow of York University will take part in the Inaugural Monday Night Seminar on "The New Shape of Things: Big Data, Big Stories" organized by the McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology and the Faculty of Information (iSchool) at the University of Toronto. See here for more information and to reserve your spot.  

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March 2017

Kim Sawchuk speaking at the University of South Australia

March 14, 2017

Kim Sawchuk has been invited to present on "Co-Researching with Seniors: Lessons from the ACT Project" at the University of South Australia.  

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May 2017

Ros Jennings on “Sexism, ageism and ‘late style’: Marianne Faithfull and Kate Bush”

May 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Gloucestershire United Kingdom + Google Map

  ACT Collaborator, Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Founding member of the European Network in Ageing Studies (ENAS) is giving a public lecture at the University of Gloucestershire on May 11, 2017, from 6 to 7pm. Ros, whose research explores music and ageing, including ageing pop and rock stars, will present a talk titled "Sexism, Ageism and 'Late Style': Marianne Faithfull and Kate Bush". Those interested in attending should register on the eventbrite page.

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Perspectives culturelles sur le vieillissement avec Martine Lagacé

May 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Centre de recherche de l’IUGM, 4545, chemin Queen-Mary Montréal, QC H3W 1W4
Montreal, Québec Canada
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Le 18 mai 2017 à 14 h, Martine Lagacé, une chercheuse membre de ACT, participera à la série de conférences donnée à Montréal et qui est intitulée Où en est la recherche sur le vieillissement ? Cette série est organisée par le Centre de recherche de l’IUGM, en collaboration avec Le Groupe Maurice. L'intervention de Martine Lagacé portera sur les Perspectives culturelles sur le vieillissement.

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October 2017

Josephine Dolan on ‘Old age’, gender and the silvering of contemporary Hollywood cinema

October 5, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Concordia University-Loyola, GE Building, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC Canada
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ACT invites you to public lecture by Josephine Dolan and a subsequent reception, to be held in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University on October 5, 2017. More information Registration  

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November 2017

Shannon Hebblethwaite presenting at Beyond Disciplines at Concordia University

November 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beyond Disciplines: The Art of the Interview is happening on November 22, 2017, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. What role does interviewing play in research? Attend next week’s Beyond Disciplines event to take a close and personal look at interviews in an academic context. More information here.

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March 2018

Ethical Dilemmas inside the Breast Cancer Movement: When Big Pharma Comes Knocking

March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
EV Building, Room 11.655, 1515 Rue St. Catherine O.
Montreal, QC Canada
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Sharon Batt will read from her new book, Health Advocacy, Inc.: How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement. A discussion will follow.

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July 2019

Sexism, ageism and ‘late style’: Popular music and older women performers

July 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Concordia University

You are invited to attend a public keynote by Prof. Ros Jennings, from the University of Gloucestershire, where she will question the dominant ageist discourses in the West and their impact on the late style identities and performance strategies of older women popular music stars. The research discussed will focus on performers such as Mavis Staples, Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull and Kate Bush; female popular music performers who have established long and notable careers. The analysis presented will examine the…

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September 2019

Lecture by Mireia Fernández-Ardèveol: “Older people go mobile… their way”

September 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mireia Fernández-Ardèveol, who is visiting the Université de Montréal from the Open University of Catalonia, is giving a public lecture on September 13, 2019. "Older people go mobile... their way" reviews empirical evidence on the intersection of older age and mobile communication from a non-patronizing perspective. It examines the ways heterogeneous groups of older individuals appropriate mobile devices, the meanings of these uses, and the paramount role of the mobile phone. By acknowledging the heterogeneity often hidden in under the…

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October 2019

Lunch-and-learn on ageing and activism

October 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
EV Building, Room 11.655, 1515 Rue St. Catherine O.
Montreal, QC Canada
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  Join us on October 7 for a lunch-and-learn session with Daniel Blanche, who is visiting Concordia University from the Open University of Catalonia. Most people associate activism as the domain of youth, even though many older people have been involved in activism for much longer than their younger counterparts. Sociopolitical activism comes in many forms, and it is not always a uniform activity throughout life. Some people become involved since a very young age, others are more or less…

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