On October 10, 2014, Line Grenier of the Université de Montréal presented at CEFAN (Chaire des études francophones en Amérique du Nord). The theme of this year’s conference was speech in the city. Her presentation was titled “La musique populaire en action: Chanter et vieillir en public” (Popular Music in Action: Signing and Ageing in […]
On May 16, Sophie Guérin, a Research Assistant affiliated with ACM and Marguerite Kephart of RECAA (Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse) presented at the Congrès de l’Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir) held at Concordia University. They were part of a panel that addressed questions about elder abuse, which was part of a special event […]
The April 9 CKUT interview with Kim Sawchuk, Kendra Besanger and Constance Carrier-Lafontaine conducted by Rose Marie Whalley from Older Women Live is available online. http://ckut.ca/c/en/oldgrid/wednesday,18:00
Kim Sawchuk will be giving an interview on April 9th at 6pm (EST) on CKUT in Montreal for the radio program Older Women Live (OWL). She will discuss ageing and technologies, and some of the community and research project conducted by ACM. Research assistants affiliated with ACM, Kendra Besanger and Constance Carrier-Lafontaine, will also be […]
On March 21st, Kim Sawchuk, Line Grenier (via Skype from Santiago, Chili) and Constance Carrier-Lafontaine attended the Open House at the Atwater Library. Participants in the Digital Music Workshop – facilitated by Eric Craven, Digital Literacy Program, Peter Shaw, student in theatre at Concordia, and Line Grenier – presented the musical pieces they have created […]
ACM’s Dr. Kim Sawchuk and co-researcher Annette Leibing have received a starter fund of $5, 000 for the new research project “Ageing in App Land: Tablet Computing and Older Adults.” The fund is awarded as part of the program “Vie scientifique” of the Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale (CREGÉS).
The interdisciplinary conference “Processes of Aging” will be held in Florence, Italy from March 5th until March 7th. It has been organized jointly by the Research Initiative “Age(ing): Cultural Concepts and Practical Realisations” at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Max-Planck-Institut). Further information pertaining to the conference and the full program are available here.
Dr. Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, along with Dr. Corina Daba-Buzoianu and Dr. Loredana Ivan, has served as guest editor of a special issue the Romanian Journal of Communication and Public relations (RJCPR 15.3) on Qualitative Research in Communication.
Dr. Line Grenier gave a public lecture on October 23rd as part of the Music, Media & Culture series at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. Her talk was titled “Moments of Music in Action: Exploring the Effectivity of Québec’s Étoile des Aînés/Senior Stars.” More information about the “Senior Stars” project is available here.
“Phoneblocks” is a new mobile phone project that aims at a longer life of the electronic device. The different hardware features of a mobile phone are divided into different blocks, and whenever a block breaks or needs an upgrade it can be easily replaced. This helps avoiding massive waste of electronic devices as it makes […]