Our online survey is now closed; thank you to all of our survey participants, we appreciate your time and will be moving to the interview phase of the project in fall 2013!
Dr. Pamela Dickey Young and Dr. Heather Shipley have been invited to the Gender and Education Association Conference at London South Bank University in April. Dr. Shipley will be presenting her paper The Policy of Identity: Regulating Religion, Youth and Sexuality in Education in Canada, which includes data from the RGSY project.
We are still actively recruiting participants for the RGSY survey.
Pamela Dickey Young's new book Religion, Sex and Politics: Christian Churches and Same-Sex Marriage in Canada has just hit the shelves.
In it, Prof. Young analyzes the same-sex marriage debate in Canada by examining the intersections between religion, sexuality and public policy. The various arguments made by religious groups, both for and against same-sex marriage, are discussed, illustrating the range of perspectives on sexuality espoused by Christian groups and the numerous ways in which they influence the outcomes of legislation and court decisions.
We are pleased to announce that the RGSY survey has received 621 responses so far.
Pamela Dickey Young and Heather Shipley were invited to talk about the RGSY project at
the University of Nottingham on September 3, 2012. The talk, entitled, “Religion, Gender and
Sexuality among Youth in Canada” was a report on the current state of the RGSY research This
talk was given as part of a larger event entitled “Religion, Youth and Sexuality: Stories from the
United Kingdom and Canada,” where Dr. Andrew Yip and Dr. Sarah Jane Page also talked about
their Religion, Youth and Sexuality project in the UK. The enthusiastic audience was composed
of academics and those who work with youth in religious organizations and in community
Sarah-Jane Page, Pamela Dickey Young, Heather Shipley and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip in the Millennium Garden at the University of Nottingham.
If you are between the ages of 18-25 and live in Canada, please consider participating in the survey.
If you know potential survey participants, please forward the urls to anyone who might be interested in participating, or to anyone who might forward it on to potential participants.
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Heather Shipley and Pamela Dickey Young have been invited to the University of Nottingham on September 3 as part of an event hosted by Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip and Sarah-Jane Page entitled: Religion, Youth and Sexuality: Stories from Great Britain and Canada.
Pam and Heather will talk about preliminary findings on the Canadian survey on Religion, Gender and Sexuality Among Youth in Canada and will work with Drs. Yip and Page to develop further comparative implications of the study.