The Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies
About the Program
It is our great pleasure to invite you to be a part of the Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies program; the first of its kind developed by the Trent Centre for Aging & Society (TCAS).
We do so to honour the outstanding intellectual contributions Dr. Katz has made to his discipline and to the creation of our Centre. Prof. Katz helped conceptualize TCAS and put an immense amount of energy into its creation. He remains an active executive member and understands, clearly, the multiple benefits of attracting world-class scholars to Trent University.
To establish and endow this lecture, Trent University has launched a $75,000 fundraising campaign. Dr. Katz and his family have stepped up with a significant financial commitment, but we need your help to ensure the program is robust enough to attract leading researchers to Trent University every year. To contribute to the Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program, you can learn more here.
Have a look at the video above to learn a little more about the Stephen Katz Distinguished Vising Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies program. If you wish to be considered for the the program, keep an eye on this space as more information will follow.
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Celebrating Three Years of the Program and Fall 2020 Postponement
We've compiled a poster to celebrate the first three years of the program. View the poster here.
Due to the extenuating circumstances of COVID-19, the 2020 Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies program will be postponed until fall 2021.
Bunions, Brain Games and Belly Fat: ageing and algorithmic media
On October 16, 2019 at 5:30pm our third annual Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies was held at Trent University.
About the speaker
Dr. Kim Sawchuk is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University and the director of the SSHRC Partnership Grant, Ageing, Communication, Technologies: Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life (actproject.ca). She holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Mobile Media Studies. Dr. Sawchuk’s research focuses on the intersection between age, ageing, and communication technologies, more recently examining the ways in which Web 3.0 is shaping public knowledge of ageing and old age through community-based research with older adults. Her recent publications include Game-based Learning Across the Lifespan (Springer, 2018) a co-edited collection of articles on collaborative media-making with older adults. View the poster here.
Late Life Homelessness
Our second annual Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies welcomed our esteemed guest, Dr. Amanda Grenier. Dr. Grenier discussed the results of her four-year ethnographic study on homelessness in Montreal, Quebec. The Lecture will took place at 5:30 pm on October 10th, 2018 at Bagnani Hall, Traill College, Trent University (310 London Street, Peterborough). Light refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (705) 748-1011 x 6440.
The Old King in his Exile
The inaugural lecture was held at 5:30 pm on October 19th, 2017 at Bagnani Hall, Traill College. We were thrilled to have Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg from Graz University, Austria as the first recipient of this honour. In addition to being an outstanding scholar, Prof. Kriebernegg has enjoyed productive working relationships with several members of TCAS, including Dr. Sally Chivers; both of whom have just released a co-edited monograph called “Care Home Stories: Aging, Disability and Long- Term Residential Care.”