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June 2021

Workshop on OP-ED Writing for Ageing Studies (Day 2)

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Do you want to bring your research into public and media discussions on age and ageing? You should write an Op Ed! Op Eds are short commentaries that are generally published in newspapers or magazines, and centred on presenting an opinion and argument on a socially-relevant matter. Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) Lab and the engAGE centre for research on aging are teaming up with Informed Opinions to organize a two-day workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This…

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Workshop on Demystifying Policy Interventions for Emerging Researchers

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

How can our research findings help build evidence-based public policy that promotes better ageing futures? This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in mobilizing and communicating their research findings to policy makers to help promote societal change. From reports, to white papers, to engagements with decision makers in multiple echelons of society, workshop participants will learn more about the different forms that policy interventions can take. They will discover tips on how to translate…

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Workshop – COVID Conundrums: Rethinking Research Methods in a Pandemic

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

As a pandemic has upended our lives, the ways in which we do research have also shifted. Students and other emerging researchers, in particular, are asked to make impactful decisions about their own academic practices and research projects. Social distancing measures have altered fieldwork and disrupted academic plans. The predominance of online tools have posed challenges for data collection. How can we adapt, rethink or shape our research methods in ways that are attuned to an era of profound and…

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