SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

September 30, 2015 15:53 ET

Three visiting American scholars participate in panel discussion at University of Calgary

Research areas include child pornography, effects of marijuana use on youth and building resilience in Aboriginal youth

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 30, 2015) - Law professor Warren Binford, the University of Calgary's 2015 Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chair in Child and Family Health and Wellness, will be taking part in a panel discussion with two other visiting scholars, pursuing research in Alberta.

Based at the Willamette College of Law in Oregon, Binford is at the University of Calgary this fall researching how online digital images and videos of child sexual abuse continue to re-traumatize victims long after the initial assault occurs. Binford will be joined by University of Arizona professor Nicolette Teufel-Shone, who is visiting the University of Alberta this fall to work on her research, Fostering Strategies to Build Indigenous Youth Resilience. Diana Dow-Edwards, a professor at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, is visiting the University of Lethbridge to study the effects of marijuana on stressed adolescents.

What: Panel discussion between Alberta's three 2015 Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs

Who: Warren Binford, visiting the University of Calgary, Nicolette Teufel-Shone, visiting the University of Alberta, and Diana Dow-Edwards, visiting the University of Lethbridge.

When: Panel discussion runs 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015 -- interviews may be organized upon request.

Where: Blue Room in the Dining Centre at the University of Calgary. Suggest parking in Lot 3 or the Arts Parkade. (See parking map.)

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Contact Information

  • Media Contacts for Scholars

    For Warren Binford:
    Sean Myers
    Media Relations Advisor
    University of Calgary
    403-607-7618
    sean.myers2@ucalgary.ca

    For Nicolette Teufel-Shone:
    Michael Brown
    Media Specialist
    University of Alberta
    780-492-9407
    michael.brown@ualberta.ca

    For Diana Dow-Edwards:
    Trevor Kenney
    News & Information Manager
    University of Lethbridge
    403-329-2710
    trevor.kenney@uleth.ca