U of T Mississauga to host two free virtual lectures


Published March 1, 2023 at 10:12 am

Two lectures in partnership with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) Experiential Education Unit will be hosted soon.

The lecture series, called Lecture Me! returned this year on Feb. 7 and features professors from multiple disciplines.

The series, open to both residents and non-residents over the age of 13, will highlight research from various departments by UTM faculty members and feature a different member each time who will provide a presentation about their research.

There will be two upcoming lectures on Mar. 7 and Apr. 4.

The one being hosted next week is called “Learning Technology Systems in Everyday Life: Women’s Experiences Navigating Refugee Resettlement” and will be presented by Professor Negin Dahya. The presentation will feature research that showcases findings from nine focus group discussions with women in Washington State who have experienced forced migration and are now living in the U.S.

Preliminary findings from this research will offer an idea of what types of technology education and access services are available to women and will address how women learn to navigate technology systems in everyday life, across domestic, public and government spheres.

The next lecture, which will take place on Apr. 4, is called “How Children Learn Language?” and will be presented by Professor Elizabeth Johnson. The presentation will feature a summary of the state of the art in child language acquisition. Some active debates in the field will be outlined and various classic myths about how language learning works will be debunked.

Professor Johnson will also discuss the best practices for helping children develop strong language skills and summarize recent findings regarding the pandemic’s impact on infant and toddler language development.

The events will be hosted virtually by the Mississauga Library System through their Virtual Library – Webex.

While the events are free, registration is required in advance.

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