News and events

  • MA Defence – Evan Harding – Friday, October 8

    Evan Harding, MA candidate, Child and Youth Studies, will defend his thesis “The Christian Summer Camp as a Location for Queer Theoretical Inquiry” on Friday October 8, 2021 at 1:30 pm via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Rebecca Raby, Supervisor; Hannah Dyer, Committee Member; Shannon Moore, Committee Member; Adam Davies, External Examiner (University of Guelph).

  • MA Defence – Natalie Tacuri – Monday, September 13

    Natalie Tacuri, Master of Arts candidate, Child and Youth Studies, will defend her thesis “Examining Conceptualizations of Dance in Ontario University Athletic Contexts” on Monday, September 13 at 12:00 pm via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Kate Bezanson, Chair; Dawn Zinga, co-supervisor; Danielle Molnar, co-supervisor; Maureen Connolly, committee member; Hannah Dyer, committee member; Dawn Trussell, External Examiner (Brock University).

  • MA Defence – Grayson Hayes – Wednesday, August 25

    Grayson Hayes, MA candidate, Child and Youth Studies, will defend her thesis “Beyond the Headlines: Examining Media Portrayals of Youth Climate Activists” on Wednesday, August 25 at 2:00 pm via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Richard Mitchell, Supervisor; Shauna Pomerantz, Committee Member; Christine Tardiff-Williams, Committee Member; Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, External Examiner (Concordia University).

  • Open Letter on Residential Schools

    An open letter on Residential Schools from the Department of Child and Youth Studies.

    Click here to read.

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  • PhD Defence – Natalie Spadafora – Tuesday, June 1 at 11:00

    Natalie Spadafora, PhD candidate, Child and Youth Studies, will defend her dissertation “Talking during class, packing up books and name calling: Is it really that big a deal? An exploration of classroom incivility” on Tuesday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Brian Roy, Chair; Tony Volk, Supervisor; Danielle S. Molnar and Heather Chalmers, Advisory Committee; Christina Rinaldi, External Examiner (University of Alberta); Michael Savage, Internal External Examiner.

  • MA Defence – Lindsay Hogan – May 19, 2021

    Lindsay Hogan, Master of Arts, Child and Youth Studies, will defend her thesis “Uncovering the Narratives of the Rehtaeh Parsons Case: A Content Analysis of Canadian Newspapers” on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Voula Marinos, Supervisor; Dale Spencer, External Examiner (Associate Professor, Department of Law & Legal Studies, Carleton University); Heather Chalmers, Committee member;  Shannon Moore, Committee member; and Christine Goodwin-DeFaria, Commitee member (Child and Youth Studies – Trent University).

  • MA Defence – Allison Maynard – April 26, 2021

    Allison Maynard, Master of Arts, Child and Youth Studies, will defend her thesis “Natural Connections: Exploring the Role of Engagement in Outdoor Activities and Technology Use on Children’s Moral Concern for Wild Animals and Ecosystems” on Monday, April 26 from 10:30-12:30 via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Christine Tardif-Williams, Supervisor; Andrea Breen, External Examiner (Associate Professor, Family Relations and Human Development, University of Guelph); Heather Chalmers, Committee member; and Sandra Bosacki, Committee Member.

  • Exploring Careers in Child and Youth Studies Event

    Exploring Careers in Child and Youth Studies Event
    Are you interested in working with children and youth? The CHYS Department, in partnership with Co-op, Career & Experiential Education, are holding an “Exploring Careers in … Child and Youth Studies” event
    When? Monday, November 4th from 5 pm to 7 pm (Student registration will occur from 4:45 pm to 5 pm)
    Where? Pond Inlet – see link to Brock Interactive Map at https://brocku.ca/blogs/campus-map/
    What? Round table discussions with industry experts/employers, graduate students and alumni

    Gain insights into: Career paths/options, Industry trends, Strategies for securing a job.
    All interested Brock University students are invited to join us for this event. Registration is required and limited. Please register through careerzone.brocku.ca > Campus Career > Events

  • CHYS HIGHLIGHTS

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  • Oct. 11 – Guest speaker Dr. Min Zhou

    Dr. Min Zhou, Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations and Communications, Director of Asia Pacific Center, University of California, Los Angeles will be at Brock University on Friday, October 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to speak on Immigrant Selectivity, Cultural Formation, and the Asian American Achievement Paradox.

    Click on the link below for more information.

    Guest Speaker Dr. Min Zhou

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