OTTAWA, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - This week Ottawa is the ideas capital of
the world as thousands of Canada's best minds converge at Congress 2009.
What's on - Tuesday, May 26
Research briefings for the media:
Location: Paterson Hall, Room 302 at 9:30 (Carleton University)
- A new research of parents who are sending their kids to private schools
could help governments strengthen the public system. Thousands of
parents who can't afford to send their children to private schools
could benefit. Redeemer University College professor, Deani Van Pelt
will release data from research titled "The Most Effective Schools in
- Children and teen agers sharing racy photos of themselves and playing
doctor over the internet are facing child pornography charges and the
real possibility of being branded for life as sex offender. A York
University professor, Peter Cumming, will unveil new information about
this emerging trend, from his paper Children's Rights, Children's
Voices, Children's Technology, Children's Sexuality.
- A pilot study conducted in partnership with the Federation of Canadian
Municipalities and focused on Calgary, Montréal and Toronto helps
cities visualize variables associated with the risk of homelessness.
Fraser Taylor, a Carleton research professor, and PhD student Tracey
Lauriault will launch a new prototype of an interactive
cybercartographic atlas looking at variables such as income spent on
rent, low income, vacancy rates, age of social housing stock and
affordable housing and tenure.
More great topics
9:00 am - Stuart Poyntz, Natalie Coulter and Max Haiven present:
Immersive Advertising, Mash-ups and Children's Participatory Culture,
Who's That Girl? Personifying the tween market, Casino Capitalism for
Kids? Structure and Agency in the Pokémon Economy
9:00 am - Hoisting Ken Dryden's Sweater to the Rafters; An Analysis of
Hockey as a Canadian Post-Modern Religion will be presented by Adele
1:30 and 3:00pm: Carleton University Master's student Kathleen Day will
examine the evolution of Canada's immigration process from 1986 to 2004
in order to answer the question 'Has the Canadian immigration process
become too complex for a layperson to navigate it successfully?' The
study focuses on her own experiences.
For further information:
For further information: Congress 2009 media team, Room 118 Paterson
Hall, Carleton University, (613) 520-3552, firstname.lastname@example.org,