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Critical Canadian Youth Studies: The Future is Networking conference

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You would join an invited group of Canadian scholars who are engaged in work related to Critical Youth Studies and whose goal is to create a robust Canadian network which will inform a larger international community of scholars engaged in this work. There will be dialogic sessions inviting conversations to secure a Canadian place in CCYS, and opportunities for publishing and networking.

The Werklund Centre at the University of Calgary Faculty of Education has included the following in articulating its vision:

  • We advocate for the various ways youth experience their world.
  • We respect the diversity, expertise, and strengths that arise in the varied ways youth experience and express their worldviews, knowledge, actions, and identities.
  • We are committed to personal wellness, social justice, inclusion, equity, and ecological sustainability.
  • We create a participatory culture through collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and innovation.

Conference Goals:

  1. Knowledge exchange in the form of dialogic and presentation sessions (which will include Alberta youth and youth workers) on directions for Critical Youth Studies.
  2. Plenary position papers will be shared with audience and other invited presenters.
  3. Conversations with collaborators and participants for the planned International Critical Youth Studies Conference in 2014, in Banff, Alberta.
  4. Filming of interviews and dialogues with participants to be used in film creation, research dissemination, and website promotions for future work.
  5. Inviting and gathering Canadian members for the editorial board of The International Journal of Critical Youth Studies in collaboration for our future issues.
  6. Establishing the Canadian roots of a global network.
  7. Gathering potential co-applicants, collaborators for Tri-Council, Provincial, and Canadian funding on Critical Youth Studies.

For more information visit the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education website.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 9:00am to Fri, 05/31/2013 - 4:00pm