May 14, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

King’s is very pleased to welcome eight students and three faculty members from Malmö University in Sweden. They will be visiting King’s and Canada from May 12-17 as part of our annual Sweden-Canada exchange program.

The exchange is in its ninth year, facilitated by the Childhood and Social Institutions Program. The exchange brings Canadian and Swedish students together to discuss constructions of childhood in both countries. During the Canadian part of the exchange, the students will be exploring issues around youth justice, children's rights and education in Canada.

“What we hope to explore during their visit is the wider context for children's participation. As such we are going to visit a youth court, the London Children's Museum and run some sessions around community participation as we seek to examine and explore the value of engaging with children's voices,” says Dr. Sam Frankel, Assistant Professor of Childhood and Social Institutions. The exchange students and faculty will also visit Niagara Falls.

As part of the exchange, eight King’s students will travel to Sweden, leaving May 24 with Dr. Frankel and Dr. Sally McNamee, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Programs, Childhood and Social Institutions Program, accompanying them.  They will be attending lectures and seminars in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. They hope to also have the opportunity to explore Malmö and the historic city of Lund.

To learn more about CSI at King’s please visit: http://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/childhood-and-social-institutions/

To learn more about Malmo University’s Department of Children, Youth and Society, please visit: https://www.mah.se/english/faculties/faculty-of-education-and-society1/departments/children-youth-and-society/