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Please join us on Wednesday, August 3, from 5:00-6:30 pm EDT, for the Creative Science Shop at the engAGE Living Lab at Cavendish Mall (5800 Cavendish Blvd, Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec – QC H4W 2T5).

“The future is unapologetically collective, it begins with a shift in human consciousness [. . . ] and extends to re-engagement with our greatest ideals of economic, social and political justice for all.”

Todd Dufresne, a Canadian social and cultural theorist

Come to our Creative Science Shop to participate in a discussion on how individual citizens can take small steps in our daily life to become aware of our environmental imprint and to act as conscious consumers. With out two invitees Cyndie and William, we will be exploring how we can develop a low footprint on the earth by putting environmental consciousness and economic value in our shopping basket and leisure activities.

Cyndie Bussiere is an art therapist with a master’s degree from Concordia University. She has a private practice and is interested in therapeutic approaches incorporating nature.

William Wisenthal is interested in environmental issues. He has a Master of Education from Brock University and worked in the public and private sector. He has been active in the investment business for the last 22 years.

The Creative Science Shop is a semi-monthly studio meet-up, both online and in-person at the Cavendish Mall. It is an exchange of ideas, innovations, scientific and artistic projects. This intergenerational group brings together passion in the arts and sciences from older adults, students, and researchers.

Please join us on Wednesday, July 13, from 5:30-7:30 pm EDT, for the Creative Science Shop at the engAGE Living Lab at Cavendish Mall (5800 Cavendish Blvd, Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec – QC H4W 2T5).

This workshop begins with a dance/body activity facilitated by Déborah Maia de Lima, who facilitated a movement hive in the pandemic. We will experiment with body movements it involves, gestures, the sensation of music, and the movements it involves for us. You will be invited to move according to your own movement and no special abilities will be required. Come with clothes that allow your body to move freely and join us!

Afterwards, a round table will allow us to share our experiences and expertise on the subject. What have we learned about this type of activity for our social connections and collective health in a shopping mall?

Déborah Maia de Lima is a member of the International Dance Council, UNESCO. She is a post-doctoral fellow at McGill and holds doctorates in Studies and Practice of the Arts and in Performing Arts. Her practice focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to Embodiment and Somatic practices, Artistic performances, and Creativity, and Innovation in formal and informal Education Systems.

The Creative Science Shop is a semi-monthly studio meet-up, both online and in-person at the Cavendish Mall. It is an exchange of ideas, innovations, scientific and artistic projects. This intergenerational group brings together passion in the arts and sciences from older adults, students, and researchers.

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Join us for the Creative Science Shop on Thursday, June 23 from 3:30-5:00 pm on Zoom!

Meeting My Community at the Mall: How could the mall become a third space to gather a strong community? How could we expand its role in the neighbourhood?

Janis Timm-Bottos and Yafa Goawily will share two different initiatives of building communities in malls, and will accompany us in a discussion around the potential of this type of space. Come join us to hear their stories and to tell us your thoughts, and your ideas, and your relationship with the mall spaces.

Yafa Goawily has a degree in Fine Arts and a Filmmaking Diploma from Alexandria University, Egypt and feels that art is now an indispensable part of her identity. She experimented with different types of art, from performing arts to fine arts and she started an art hive in Cornwall Mall and other public spaces.

Janis Timm-Bottos is an art therapist and professor at Concordia and Bishop Universities. She is the creator of the art hive movement and the principal investigator of “Meet me at the Mall” project, hosted in Cavendish Mall.

The Creative Science Shop is a semi-monthly meet-up, an exchange of ideas, innovations, scientific and artistic projects. This intergenerational group brings together passion in the arts and sciences from older adults, students, and researchers.

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Join us on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 from 3:30-5:00 pm EDT via Zoom for the Creative Science Shop on Learning through Music: The “Dialogic” Approach.

Come to this online workshop on music and dialogue as forms of learning and happiness for all ages. Our two guests will speak, respectively, about the mutual enthusiasm of an authentic, personal musical performance that tells a story, and then about a model of education that moves beyond conventional venues and is based on creativity and dialogue.

Originally from New York State and living in Montreal, Matt Herskowitz is a virtuoso pianist whose compositions combine classical, jazz, pop and world music. After more than 20 years of classical concert, he trained in jazz at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, then took a detour into pop music. His music reaches an older audience as well as the new generation of musicians: “they love it because it’s real, I’m sharing with them who I am as an artist”.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, religious studies scholar, Prof. Norman Cornett created the “dialogic” approach to education 35 years ago. It is now a subject of study in France, Germany, the United States, Canada, and Quebec where he lives. His presentation will focus on “the interstices of learning, beyond the traditional spaces and sources of education in order to perceive the human condition as a continuous cognitive and creative process”.

So come join us, to learn and celebrate through the sharing of experiences, knowledge and expertise: yours and the group’s!

The Creative Science Shop is a semi-monthly meet-up, an exchange of ideas, innovations, scientific and artistic projects. This intergenerational group brings together passion in the arts and sciences from older adults, students, and researchers.

Video

Coming soon!

Music is dynamic and has the unique ability to bring people together and establish community. Music also works deeply in the body to rehabilitate and restore functioning. Finally, music acts as a medium of creative, emotional and spiritual expression.

Nicholas Scott is a Certified Music Therapist and holds qualifications in Neurologic Music Therapy. Music has always been an important part of Nicholas’ life from a young age. He enjoys intuitively expressing and exploring music, using his voice and other instruments. Nicholas will explore the topic of Community Music Therapy (CoMT) and how it can be applied in clinical and communal settings, including Rural and Senior populations who may experience isolation due to environmental and social factors.

Freda Segal, Noriko Iwamoto, and Abby Rosenblatt are members of the singing group called The Ukuladies. Music has been an integral part in their life, and now reaching out to the larger community. Each of the Ukuladies will sing a song in their own individual style and tell of her stories with the instrument. They will also share how the learning experience of trying something “new” has proved to be a great tool for psychological survival during challenging times.

The Creative Science Shop is a semi-monthly meet-up, an exchange of ideas, innovations, scientific and artistic projects. This intergenerational group brings together passion in the arts and sciences from older adults, students, and researchers.

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Coming soon!

Join us on Thursday, January 20th, from 3:30-5:00 pm for the Creative Science Shop on Physical Health: Challenges and Tools.

Join us for an online discussion on the topic of physical health and challenges, introduced by Boutaine Chafi and Debbie Byer.

Boutaina, a 4th year Concordia student in Behavioural Neurosciences, will present a video conceived with her colleagues during Professor Karen Li’s course.

Debbie Byer, engAGE Living Lab community member, will share her perspective on staying active with physical challenges.

We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas, in a community discussion on physical changes and how we can benefit from the tools in our environment to maintain a healthy body.

The Creative Science Shop is a community round table, both online and in-person at the Cavendish Mall. It is an exchange of ideas, innovations, scientific and artistic projects. This intergenerational group brings together passion in the arts and sciences from older adults, students, and researchers.

Videos

Coming soon!

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