SSO:USA Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science - Doing and Being Well Into Old Age: Occupational Literacy for Justice and Ecological Sustainability

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Abstract

Conversations about the costs, civic implications and human experiences of aging are rampant in North America. A provocative conversation on aging will be the subject of the 2014 Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science by Dr. Townsend, a Canadian occupational scientist known internationally for introducing the concept of occupational justice with Dr. Ann Wilcock of Australia. Dr. Townsend's lecture will scan global conditions for doing and being well into old age. She will introduce occupational literacy as a tool for critical reflection in conversations about occupation (very broadly defined), and on the possibilities and limits of building inclusive and ecologically sustainable societies to support all in doing and being well into old age.

Brief Bio

Elizabeth (Liz) Townsend, PhD, OT Reg (PEI), FCAOT is a Canadian Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Prince Edward Island and Professor Emerita, School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.

 
Oct 17th, 8:30 AM Oct 17th, 10:00 AM

SSO:USA Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science - Doing and Being Well Into Old Age: Occupational Literacy for Justice and Ecological Sustainability

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Conversations about the costs, civic implications and human experiences of aging are rampant in North America. A provocative conversation on aging will be the subject of the 2014 Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science by Dr. Townsend, a Canadian occupational scientist known internationally for introducing the concept of occupational justice with Dr. Ann Wilcock of Australia. Dr. Townsend's lecture will scan global conditions for doing and being well into old age. She will introduce occupational literacy as a tool for critical reflection in conversations about occupation (very broadly defined), and on the possibilities and limits of building inclusive and ecologically sustainable societies to support all in doing and being well into old age.

Brief Bio

Elizabeth (Liz) Townsend, PhD, OT Reg (PEI), FCAOT is a Canadian Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Prince Edward Island and Professor Emerita, School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.