Local research centre hosting discussion on agism

By Gordon Lambie
Local research centre hosting discussion on agism

On April 20, Sherbrooke’s research centre on aging, the CdRV, will be hosting a round-table event in partnership with Sherbrooke’s libraries focusing on the issue of age-based discrimination, otherwise known as ageism. From 9:30 a.m. to noon, participants will hear from researchers who have looked into the perceptions around and impacts of ageism, and get the opportunity to participate in a round-table discussion on the subject.

According to Mélisa Audet, scientific assistant to the director of the CdRV and part of the organizing team, this is the first initiative of its kind for the centre and comes as a part of an effort to bring the work of the research centre into closer contact with the general public. It was put together in partnership with the libraries as well as the Laboratoire d’innovations par et pour les aînés (laboratory for innovation by and for seniors) at the Université de Sherbrooke.

“We were looking for better ways to reach the general public,” Audet said, “we want to find better ways to meet up with seniors to share the results of our research, discuss the subjects that arise through that work, and also hear what they are concerned about.”
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