Call for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Posters! (now closed)

1st Annual I-CYS Symposium
At the Intersections of Childhood 2017: Digital, Indigenous, Youth


The Institute for Child & Youth Studies (I-CYS) is hosting its inaugural At the Intersections of Childhood Symposium on the intersections of digital, Indigenous, and youth issues on Saturday, April 1, 2017. This full-day symposium brings together voices from across campus and beyond for a day of discussion regarding the intersection of these three issues.  

The event will consist of a keynote lecture by Kirsten Lindquist (U of A, Native Studies), and three panel presentations and discussions by University of Lethbridge scholars and invited guests (Dr. Dawson, U of C, Dr. Chelsey Hauge, Brock University, and Daniela Navia, MA).  During the panels, the audience will have the opportunity to respond to the papers and reflect on the intersections of these issues. Moreover, attendees will learn from other scholars, hear from community members, activists and practitioners, and ultimately to transform the way research is conceptualized in these areas.  

Following the panel discussions, this symposium will conclude with a student poster session against the backdrop of a collegial wine and cheese gathering. The poster session will take place Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Markin Hall Atrium. 

Call for Poster Presentations - now closed

Deadline:  February 18, 2017

We encourage undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to present work that touches on digital, Indigenous, and youth issues. Topics that focus on the intersection of two or more of these issues is strongly encouraged, but all topics that falls within these parameters will be considered. Prizes will be awarded at each level of study.

Abstracts should be 250 words or less, not including a title and short bio. Please use this form to submit your abstract. I-CYS members and affiliates will review abstracts. (If the link does not work, copy and past this link into your browser directly:

Contact Kaitlynn Weaver at kaitlynn[dot]weaver[at] for more information. 

Submit your Poster Abstract Here! 

The poster session will take place Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Markin Hall Atrium. 


Join us for a workshop on how to mak a poster on Friday, March 10, 1pm, AH177. Everyone is welcome, no registration necessary.