News and events

  • MA Defence – Jonah Kember – Monday, June 27

    Jonah Kember, MA candidate, Child and Youth Studies, will defend their thesis “Dynamic Configuration of Large-Scale Cortical Networks: A Useful Framework for Clarifying the Heterogeneity Found in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Erin Panda, Supervisor; Ayda Tekok-Kilic, Committee Member; Stephen Emrich, Committee Member and Benjamin Dunkley, External Examiner (Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, Sick Kids Hospital/University of Toronto).

  • CHYS 4th Year Honours Poster Fair

    CHYS 4th year Honours
    Virtual Poster Fair 2022

    Monday, March 14th
    from 6 pm to 7:15 pm – Via MS Teams

    Students in their 4th year Honours CHYS OR CHYS BA/BEd will be presenting on their research and sharing their experiences through either an Individual Thesis OR Applied Research Project.

    If you are a CHYS or CHYS BA/BEd Major see announcement on the CHYS Major Sakai site. Here is the URL for this event via MS Teams at URL: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3a1cS5hlgMghxwWTpwkZpoO3shfyj-LduedTZek8cqfx01%40thread.tacv2/1646326152314?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2276ae1115-1efc-4af2-a536-e2b2443af1a0%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a28fb34d-dd79-4aaf-8cc4-c6f971e0f34c%22%7d

    For more information please contact Chelsea Jones at cjones@brocku.ca

  • PhD Defence – Nabin Maharjan – Monday, January 24

    Nabin Maharjan, PhD candidate, Child and Youth Studies, will defend his dissertation “Understanding Nepali Youth’s Community Participation in the Post-Disaster Context” on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 1:00 pm via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Brian Roy, Chair; Tom O’Neill, Supervisor; Budd Hall, External Examiner (University of Victoria); Pascal Lupien, Internal External Examiner (Brock University); Rebecca Raby and Dan Cui, Advisory Committee.

  • MA Defence – Niki Sinha – Tuesday, December 21

    Nicole (Niki) Sinha, MA candidate, Child and Youth Studies, will defend her thesis “Measuring the Reading-Attention Relationship: Functional Differences in Working Memory Activity During Single Word Decoding in Children With and Without Reading Disorder” on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 9:30 am via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Jan Frijters, Supervisor; Erin Panda, Committee Member; Ayda Tekok-Kilic, Committee Member; Karen Campbell, External Examiner (Brock University).

  • Dr. Casey Mecija – November 23, 2021

    CHYS Colloquium Series

    Presentation Title: Filipinx Childhoods in the Diaspora and Music as Aesthetic Experience 

    Casey Mecija is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at York University and holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. Her current research theorizes sounds made in and beyond Filipinx diaspora to make an argument about a “queer sound” that permeates diasporic sensibilities. Her work suggests that media production enables diasporic people, particularly children and youth, to create forms of belonging that defy racialized ascriptions born from racism, colonialism, and their gendered dimensions. She is also a musician and filmmaker, whose work has received a number of accolades and has been presented internationally.

  • Nov. 16 CHYS Panel – International Education Week

    Challenge. Growth. Journey. – Navigating family life in Canada as an international student

    This event is featured in 2021 Brock International Education Week, focusing on the experience of international students accompanied by their families in Canada. This panel discussion will bring together scholars at the Department of Child and Youth Studies and international students, and focus their attention on the experience of navigating family life in Canada while studying and working hard. This Panel is a collaborative effort of the Department of Child and Youth Studies (CHYS) International Committee and Brock International Services. To learn more about this event, please click here.

    Eventbrite link

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  • PhD Defence – Anne Readhead – Wednesday, November 3

    Anne Readhead, PhD candidate, Child and Youth Studies, will defend her dissertation “Getting Everyone on the Same Page” An Integrated Transition Planning Process for Youth with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability with a Social Return on Investment Perspective, on Wednesday, November 3 at 9:00 a.m. via video conference.

    The examination committee includes Brian Roy, Chair; Maureen Connolly, Co-Supervisor; Frances Owen, Co-Supervisor; Donato Tarulli and Jennifer Li, Advisory Committee; Ann Fudge Schormans, External Examiner (McMaster University); Priscilla Burnham Riosa, Internal External Examiner.

  • 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).