June 16th, 2017
First of all, a sincere thank you to those of you who follow the blog and/or have made contributions to the International Network for Critical Gerontology (INCG) over the past year. I would also like to thank my doctoral student and research assistant Stephanie for helping me to get this off the ground, and our Faculty of Social Sciences for their support. This first year of running the INCG as an open blog has been a success, and we have decided to continue with this format. If you are reading this, but are not already a member, you can simply click here and add your name to our mailing list.
Second, throughout the year, we send one blog entry per week to your inbox. We would like to notify everyone that we will have a slight change in schedule throughout the summer and conference period. From June 16-September 5, we will be posting a blog every two weeks (rather than our weekly entry). We will also be working behind the scenes to update the website and the look of the blog. It is possible that the site may change looks or have sections that become inactive throughout the summer- so please don’t be alarmed.
As usual, we strongly encourage our writers to continue to submit blogs at any point in time. We like to be working a couple of weeks ahead of what is actually posted (with some flexibility for current events). If you have an article that is coming out, please consider sending a small 500 word update to let people know. In fact, some of you may have more time to write during the summer- so, please keep us in mind. I will also be looking for updates from the various conferences this summer- if you, or any of your students would like to contribute something on a session or conference, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We look forward to continued discussions and wish each and every one of you a great summer!
Amanda, Stephanie, and the team at the Gilbrea Centre for Studies on Aging