What: Surviving University as a Student Parent: Understanding the Need for Support Networks
Where: Student Parent Group
When: Monday February 27, 12-2 pm
Location: Woodsworth College (119 St. George Street) Room 123
Dr. Taniesha Burke, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at University of Konstanz, will join us from Germany via Skype to discuss the many challenges of student parenting, focusing in particular on the challenges that emerge within a cross-cultural context. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Dr. Burke received her doctorate in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph. She has a Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and International Relations. Both degrees were conferred from the University of the West Indies (Mona). Dr. Burke’s research interests include child development, parent-child relationship and the influence of culture on socialization processes. Mother to a ten-year-old son, Dr. Burke knows whereof she speaks: she herself was a student parent during the latter part of her Master’s program and throughout her PhD.
Join us for lunch and a very special opportunity to chat with a parenting expert who understands and can speak precisely to the sort of parenting concerns that have been “trending” in our Student Parent Group lately!