Overview of Fall 2017 Events

Fall 2017 Events

 Fall 2017 Event Poster: I-CYS Fall 2017 Events.pdf


Discussions Across Disciplines: Coding

Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 12-1pm, Room: D630

Dr. Jan Newberry (Assoc. Prof. Anthropology), Dr. Caroline Hodes (Asst. Prof. WGST) and PhD Candidate Jonathan Jarrett (Evolution & Behaviour)            

What do we do when we code? And what does coding mean across disciplines? What are the challenges and affordances of coding as an analytical process? Join us for an informal discussion with an anthropologist, a feminist legal scholar, and an evolutionary behaviourist to consider these questions. Discussions Across Disciplines brings together an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty, and academic staff to discuss current topics that span various academic fields. 

View event poster: I-CYS Discussions Across Disciplines Oct6.pdf

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Talk: Rough and Tumble Play

Wed, Oct 11, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm, Lethbridge Library Main Branch

Dr. Jeffrey MacCormack                                                                 

Have you ever wondered: What are the benefits and dangers of rough-and-tumble play? What motivates rough-and-tumble play? What is the connection between rough-and-tumble play and aggression? What does rough-and-tumble play have to do with gender expectations? What types of children are drawn to rough-and-tumble play? This session will unpack these questions and look at how to create home and school environments that promote safety and development. More info: http://www.lethlib.ca/promotion/rough-and-tumble-play 

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Exhibition: “Elders of the Future” closes Oct 21  

until Sat, Oct 21, 2017, Casa Lethbridge                                                      

This exhibition has been created and curated by a multi-generational and multi-cultural team, including Blackfoot community members, who have participated in a community-driven research project between Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society and the University of Lethbridge’s Institute for Child & Youth Studies (I-CYS). The exhibition provides a space to learn about local Blackfoot culture, history, and language through art and photography. “Elders of the Future” celebrates the incredible resiliency of local Blackfoot communities through their family and child-rearing practices. The exhibit is the culmination of a 10-year research project called “Raising Spirit” led by Tanya Pace Crosschild (Opokaa'sin) and Dr. Jan Newberry (Anthropology, ULeth) in conjunction with I-CYS (directed by Dr. Kristine Alexander). More info here: http://www.uleth.ca/research/centres-institutes/institute-child-and-youth-studies/elders-future-exhibit

Take Two Speaker Series (ORIS)

Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 3:30pm, Markin Hall Atrium                                                          

Drs. Jan Newberry and Jeffrey MacCormack

The second session on Oct. 25 will focus on understanding childhood and difference. Dr. Jeffrey MacCormack (Education) conducts research on attentional issues in the classroom in children who experience difficulty socializing and regulating emotions. He’s interested in how play-based interventions can help regulate and modulate children’s behaviour in the classroom. The other speaker, Dr. Jan Newberry (Anthropology) will discuss the partnership between the U of L’s Institute for Child and Youth Studies and the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society. Through the Raising Spirit project, they’ve been collecting stories and images for a digital storytelling library to highlight Indigenous ways of knowing and to build community capacity collaboratively. More info here: https://www.uleth.ca/notice/events/take-two-speaker-series#.WcLgl60ZOgR

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CANCELLED Discussions Across Disciplines: Working with Youth Using Visual Methods

Stay tuned for reschedule information.

Drs. Omar Rodriguez (Modern Languages) and Andriko Lozowy (Sociology)

Join us for informal roundtable where Omar Rodriguez and Andriko Lozowy present their work with youth using photography and film. Hear about the challenges and affordance of the visual medium and participate in a discussion about working with youth using novel methodologies. Discussions Across Disciplines brings together an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty, and academic staff to discuss current topics that span various academic fields.

View event poster: I-CYS Discussions Visual Methods Nov3.pdf
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I-CYS Meet & Greet

Wed, Nov 22, 2017, 3-4:30pm,  I-CYS C450 

Are you interested in learning more about I-CYS? Are you curious on how you can become (more) involved? Meet our core members in this informal setting to chat about the alignment of your work with I-CYS. 

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CANCELLED Roundtable: Childhood Studies at Rutgers University           

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Dr. Kristine Alexander                                                                                                   

Join us for this informal roundtable where Kristine Alexander, Director of the Institute for Child and Youth Studies and Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies, will report from her study leave that she spent at Rutgers University (Camden, New Jersey).


COHT and I-CYS Joint Book Launch

Thu, Dec 7, 2017, 6pm, Penny Building (324 5 St. South)

The Centre for Oral History and Tradition and the Institute for Child and Youth Studies present a joint book launch for Dr. Heidi MacDonald and Dr. Kristine Alexander to celebrate the publication of their new books. Join us at 6pm to meet the authors, and stay for their talks and readings at 7pm. Books will be available for purchase at the event thanks to the U of L Bookstore! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome. 

Please see this link for more information on Dr. MacDonald's book, Vatican II and Beyond

Please see this link for more information on Dr. Alexander's book, Guiding Modern Girls

Thank you to the sponsors of this event, including the Women Scholars' Speaker Series, President's Office, Faculty of Arts & Science, the Office for Research and Innovation Services, and the U of L Bookstore. 

Event Poster: COHT ICYS Book Launch Dec7.pdf

I-CYS Annual General Meeting

Fri, Dec 8, 2017, 3-4:30pm, D630

Everyone invited. 

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