Graduate Student Conference: Beyond the Body: Recasting Aging

When: July 3 – 10, 2019


engAGE: Concordia’s Centre for Research on Aging, in partnership with the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Applied Human Sciences, is offering its first intensive and experiential summer school to challenge how we think about aging and to recast age beyond the body. In this eight-day long Summer School, students will participate in an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to recasting age beyond the dominant narrative of physical decline across the lifespan.

Beyond the Body offers a more comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted experience of aging. Students will engage with internationally renowned age studies scholars on topics of cultural gerontology, emerging technologies and aging, social policies, and innovative community practices related to age. By involving older adults as speakers and participants, the Summer School makes explicit its valuing of older adults themselves as experts of their own experiences, recasting aging as a multifarious and intersectional lived experience.

Interested students must apply by April 15th, 2019.

For more information visit Beyond the Body: Recasting Aging