Beyond Giving Voice

Beyond Giving Voice

Beyond Giving Voice was a virtual symposium held over three sessions (June 4, 9, and 11, 2020). Scholars explored theoretical, methodological, and ethical implications of claims to be ‘giving voice’ to children through research. (While these presentations are focused on qualitative research with young people, they are also relevant to the design and conduct of research methodologies with other populations.)

Recorded Presentation Videos

June 4, 2020

Carey DeMichelis (University of the Fraser Valley) Performing autonomy: Culture, capacity, and compliance
Danica Facca (Western University) Through the technological mouthpieces of data: Thinking through the use of digital data in research with children
Dr. Franco Carnevale (McGill University)  A ‘thick’ conception of children’s voices: A hermeneutical framework for childhood research


June 9, 2020

Katie Mah (University of Toronto) Engaging voice/s in pediatric concussion research: A methodological journey
Brenda Gladstone (University of Toronto) Thinking about ‘Voice’ as Metaphor in Visual Research with Young People
Gail Teachman (Western University) Voice matters: A critical dialogical approach for research with disabled children

June 11, 2020

Linda Liebenberg (Dalhousie University) Engaging youth in participatory action research analysis
Claudia Mitchell (McGill University) & Prudence Caldairou-Bessette (Université du Québec à Montréal) Whose voice is it anyway?

If you are interested in further follow up from the symposium, please contact Gail Teachman at

To stay connected, join the Beyond Giving Voice Western Facebook page and follow the #beyondgivingvoice discussion on Twitter