Overview of Spring 2018 Events

Spring 2018 Events

Stay tuned for the Spring 2018 Event Poster.


Discussions Across Disciplines: Working with Youth Using Visual Methods

Fri, Jan 12, 2018, 3-4:30pm, I-CYS C450

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 Jan12.pdf


Workshop: How to Make an Academic Conference Poster

Wed, February 14, 2018, 1-3pm, AH177

Join us for a workshop on how to make a poster. Keep in mind that the GSA Meeting of the Minds and the 2nd Annual I-CYS Symposium are coming up in March and April, and this is a great way to learn all about making posters! Everyone is welcome, no registration necessary. Bring your laptop! For questions email: victoria.holec@uleth.ca.



Talk by Mirela Ambeskovic: Transgenerational Effects of Early Life Stress

Fri, March 2, 2018, 3-4:00pm, C640

This public talk by Neuroscience PhD Candidate Mirela Ambeskovic will focus on transgenerational stress. 

Mirela's research investigates the effects of transgenerational stress on aging and disease incidence across the lifespan. She received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge. In her M.Sc. dissertation, she examined the transgenerational programming of the brain and behaviour by prenatal stress.

View the event poster here: ICYS Transgenerational Stress.pdf

Discussions Across Disciplines: How Do We Teach Children About the Past? Methods, Ideas, and Observations

Fri, March 23, 2018, 3-4:30pm, L1102 (Prentice Boardroom) *****new room*****


  • Aimee Benoit (PhD Candidate Geography, Curator Galt Museum)and Ashley Henrickson (M.A Student, Galt Museum) 
  • Dr. Amy Von Heyking (History and Ed)
  • Rachel Lindemann (M.A and owner of Atlatl Archaeology) and Rob Wondrasek (M.A Senior Archaeologist)

How do we teach, present, and discuss the past to children?  And how are they portrayed in representations of the past?

This is a simple but incredibly broad question in which there many different answers. Inviting professionals from different fields in the University of Lethbridge will bring together a lively and diverse conversation on this topic.  At this informal talk, each person (or pair) will present their own research and ideas on the topic, followed by a roundtable discussion. 

Discussions Across Disciplines brings together an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty, and academic staff to discuss current topics that span various academic fields.

View the event poster here: ICYS DaD Children Past Mar23_v2.pdf

Wayfinding: Once through the main library entrance on the 10th floor, turn right to take the stairs up to the 11th floor (or the elevator in the library straight ahead, slightly to the right). Once entering the door on the 11th floor, turn left. The Prentice Institute Board Room is the first door on the left (frosted glass door). 



Talk by I-CYS Writing Fellow Dr. Catherine Ellis

Tue, April 17, 2018, 12-1pm, C450 (I-CYS)

“Hopelessly Strangers”: Young People, Youth Culture, and the British Government, c.1945-1970 

Discourse about youth touched on the most sensitive fault lines in postwar Britain, including social class, race, gender, and citizenship. In this talk, Catherine Ellis will introduce the origins and political consequences of widespread anxieties about teenagers in Britain, including the lowering of the voting age to 18 and intensified scrutiny of young people’s leisure activities. She will also invite discussion about the use of age and generation as categories of (historical) analysis, the rise of the ‘expert’ state in the 20th century, and the enduring impact of ideas about children and teenagers on political decision-making since the Second World War. 

Dr. Catherine Ellis is an Associate Professor in the History Department at Ryerson University. In 2017-18, she holds a Massey Ryerson Visiting Scholarship to explore the growing influence of young people and youth culture on political life from the Second World War through the 1970s. Her preliminary work on this project has been published in the Journal of British Studies, Twentieth Century British History and Journal of Liberal History.

View the poster: ICYS_DrEllis_Apr17_Poster.pdf


At the Intersections of Childhood 2018: Youth and Civic Engagement

Wed, Apr 18, 2018: All Day

Keynote by Dr. Lauren Silver from Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey (USA)

Find out all you need to know about the symposium here: http://www.uleth.ca/research/centres-institutes/institute-child-and-youth-studies/i-cys-symposium-intersections-childhood-2018