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Multi-methodological research project that brings together researchers and institutional and community partners to address the transformation of the experiences of ageing in relation with new forms of communications.

ACT is comprised of researchers, students, and community and institutional partners from around the world. Together, we are investigating how ‘digital ageism’ – the individual and systemic biases that create forms of inclusion and exclusion that are age-related – operates in subtle ways at this time. Through our collective and collaborative research, we provide an analysis that comes from our engagement with individuals and communities of elders and suggest strategies for change.

It is a critical and exciting moment to embark on new ways of understanding the intersection of ageing and digital technologies. The world’s population is ageing. One in four people are expected to be over the age of 65 in the next two decades, making ‘the senior citizen’ the largest demographic group in the Western World. At the same time that we are expected to live longer, there has been a proliferation of digital devices, information technologies and mediated systems of communication that network populations globally. How ageing populations, and those in later life, are experiencing a world that is increasingly mediated by the proliferation of digital devices is the primary focus of our research project.

Project Participants:

  • Kim Sawchuk, Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Constance Carrier-Lafontaine, Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, IN3, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona.
  • Line Grenier, Communications, Université de Montréal, Montreal
  • Barbara Crow, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto
  • Sadeqa Siddiqui, Ressources ethnoculturelles contre l’abus des aîné(e)s
  • Shannon Hebblethwaite, Concordia University
  • Fannie Valois-Nadeau, Université de Montréal

See the complete list om members at the ACT website