Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences features provocative speakers and thoughtful research

    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,,

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