Brock talk to focus on resilience of LGBTQ youth

The Brock community is invited to learn about the resilience of LGBTQ youth in an educational context during a talk being held on campus next week.

Professor André Grace, Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Studies from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education, will share his expertise on recognizing and accommodating sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth during a talk Wednesday, July 17.

Grace will deliver the keynote address, focusing on resilience as it relates to SGM youth, at the event hosted by Brock’s Joint PhD in Educational Studies program with Lakehead and Windsor universities.

The talk, titled Advocacy, Accommodation, and Agency: The Quest for a Healthy and Full Life for Every Sexual and Gender Minority Youth, takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. in Brock’s Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.

Each year, the Joint PhD in Educational Studies program invites a leading scholar in education to present a keynote address about relevant issues in the field.

Grace’s research focuses on the comprehensive health, educational and cultural concerns of sexual and gender minority youth, a group whose sexual orientation and/or gender identity is considered different from the majority of the surrounding society. Grace also directs the Comprehensive Health Education Workers Project for vulnerable SGM youth in Edmonton.

All interested Brock students, staff and faculty members are invited to attend the July 17 talk.

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