Professor Kim Sawchuk has been a trailblazer in researching and promoting digital engagement of older people. Her Montreal-based research network ACT (Ageing + Communications + Technology) has run many exciting projects. These include collaboration with the Mobile Media Lab to involve seniors in digital media production. Through their digital participation as producers as well as critical consumers, senior people have become activists working towards the betterment of their communities and addressing important issues such as elder abuse. In this public lecture, Professor Sawchuk will challenge limiting stereotypes of older people as technologically challenged and invite us to think of a society in which digital life really does begin at 80.
Dr. Kim Sawchuk
Is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Mobile Media Studies, and is the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University. Kim is a feminist media studies scholar with a commitment to critical thinking and research creation. She has a background in theory and philosophy as a graduate of the Social and Political Thought (SPT) program at York University.