IBSC-NYSAIS Educating Boys Conference

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Browning School
New York, New York, United States

Responsible Sexual Citizenship in Today's World: The Challenges Confronting Boys

Join New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and IBSC members to explore, connect, and learn best practices for teaching boys. Educators working with boys at all educational levels will benefit from this collaborative conference.

Professor Ada Sinacore of McGill University keynotes the conference as she guides schools to move from knowledge to action as we develop curriculum and activities to help students understand sexual citizenship and social responsibility in today’s world.

Explore important topics like gender, sexuality, consent, healthy relationships, and digital and media literacy. Plus, connect with colleagues on daily challenges and how to tackle them during a workshop block.

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Ada Sinacore

Ada Sinacore

As an associate professor in the Counselling Psychology Program at McGill University, Ada L. Sinacore also serves as the director of its Social Justice and Diversity Research Lab. She is past chair of the Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies Program in the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Internationally recognized for her expertise and extensive presentations and publications addressing social justice concerns at the individual, institutional, and policy level, Sinacore actively researches and addresses topics such as gender-equity education, feminist and social justice psychology, migration and immigration, workplace harassment, bullying, gender-based violence, and sexual violence. Additionally, Professor Sinacore is highly sought out for her consultation and program evaluation skills. In addition to numerous honors and awards bestowed upon her, the Association for Women in Psychology awarded her the Oliva Espin Award for Social Justice Concerns in Feminist Psychology: Immigration and Gender. A fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, Sinacore received the Distinguished Member Award from the Section on Counselling Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association. Additionally, Psychology's Feminist Voices honored her as a Notable Feminist Scholar in Psychology and with the Faculty of Education Award for Distinguished Teaching at the 2017 Convocation. In 2016, the Department of International Cooperation and Science Education, Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan invited Sinacore to continue her work on gender-equity education and anti-bullying initiatives in collaboration with several Taiwanese universities. Most recently, the Canadian Embassy in Chile asked Sinacore to work with university students, women leaders, and NGOs to reduce sexual violence in their respective institutions. She returns to Chile in January as a key speaker in the XV International Week at the University of Chile.