Special Exhibits

Picturing Childhood: A Special Exhibit at the Galt Museum and Archives

Please visit Picturing Childhood, an exhibit running on the lower level of the Galt Museum & Archives, the site for the conference gala (Friday, May 6th). The photographs were produced as part of collaborative project between Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society and University of Lethbridge researchers.  Cameras were given to local Blackfoot families to document everyday moments of childrearing.  Part participatory action research and part community outreach, the photographs are part of a larger project to elicit tacit patterns and values of childrearing among a group whose transmission of traditional patterns of childrearing has been challenged by major interruptions, including residential schooling.


University of Lethbridge Bookstore

The University of Lethbridge Bookstore is located on the main floor of the Student Union Building and will be open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6.  They will be offering a large number of titles by various conference presenters and keynote speakers, along with a great display of educational titles and quality children’s books.  On Saturday, May 7th, there will be a large display of products available for sale in the Markin Hall Atrium from 10:00am until 2:00pm.   


Displays at the Curriculum Laboratory, University of Lethbridge Library

The following displays will be available for viewing at the Curriculum Laboratory (University of Lethbridge Library, 11th floor) on May 5th and 6th, from 8:30am until 4:30pm:

Display 1: “The Best Picture Books Every Educator Should Know About (Bill Glaister's Bucket List Of Best Picture Books)” (Front Entrance to the Curriculum Laboratory)

Display 2:  “Toy and Movable or Pop-Up Books, Plus Cross Curricular Crafts” (Wigham Reading Area in the Curriculum Laboratory)  

Note: Complete booklists will be available for viewers at each display, or can be found at these web addresses: http://www.uleth.ca/education/sites/education/files/BillsBestPictureBooks.pdf 



Screening of The Kids of St. Michael’s  (directed by Robert Cornellier with Desmond Kamara, 2008)

Summary: Desmond Kamara returns with a team to Sierra Leone to follow up on former child soldiers they filmed in a 2001 documentary film.  This film examines the successes, the failures, and the personal stories of former child soldiers and those who try to help them.  (Produced by Simon Girard Productions of Montreal in collaboration with the Canadian International Development Agency). This film will be screened on Thursday May 6 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in TH204.  

Chair: Josephine Mills (Curator, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery)