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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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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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Master class by Sonja Klinksy on climate change policy

November 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

More details coming soon!

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December 2019

Intergenerational world café on the climate emergency

December 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With some support with ACT, the organization Rapid Decarbonization Group (RDG) is organizing an intergenerational conversation on the climate emergency at Concordia University. The event will draw from the method of the "world café" to bring young adults and older adults in dialogue.  Registration is mandatory for this event. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

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June 2020

ACT and CREGÉS Give Talk about Sandra’s Keys

June 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Supporting World Elder Abuse Awareness Team, ACT members Constance Lafontaine, Scott DeJong, and Dr. Kim Sawchuk gave a talk with CREGES member Sarita Israel about the Sandra's Keys. Outling the collaborative design process and partnerships that went into making the game, the talk highlighted the value of creating an escape game about Older Adult Mistreatment. The talk discusses the importance of iterative design when implementing sensitive and multi-faceted issues into a game. You can find the full recording of the…

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June 2021

Workshop on OP-ED Writing for Ageing Studies (Day 1)

June 21 @ 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 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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