LFI Events

LFI Events

 

Face Camp!  July 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th, 2011:

Face Camp is a free, fun and educational way for children to learn about the scientific aspects of face recognition. This all-day camp is organized and run by University of Victoria faculty, students and community professionals and runs for two weekends in July; each day has activities structured towards a given age range. We are also pleased to announce that Face Camp has the resources available to accommodate children with special learning needs.

 

LFI! Games Demo at Lochside Elementary School   April. 11th-14th:

From the week of April 11th-15th, it is autism awareness time at Lochside Elementary School (Vicotoria, B.C, Cananda). Fundraising efforts will go towards ACT (Autism Community Training), a charity that provides information and support to families of children with autism in British Columbia. ACT also provides training for those who work with children who have autism.

The Let’s Face It! programming and outreach team will be coming to the school during this week at lunchtime to demo our new LFI! games (Face Face Revolution and SmileMaze). Children will have the chance to test the new games and to provide the programmers with feedback. These games have been designed to help children with special needs to recognize faces and interpret facial expression by mimicking facial expressions in real time.

 

Face Camp! at Arbutus Middle School   March 8th, 2011:

On March 8th, the LFI! outreach team are held a half-day Face Camp for students with special learning needs at Arbutus Middle School. The goal of this Face Camp is to emphasize social learning through a varitey of activities that fall under the third domain of facial processing (interpreting the social meaning of facial cues). 

Students who will be participating in Face Camp had the opportunity to beta test the new LFI! games that are currently under development, and also got a chance to participate in 2 new hands-on activities.

 

Social Activities at Arbutus Middle School  October 2010 - March 2011:

The Arbutus Face Camp was such a success that the Principal of Arbutus Middle School, Mrs. Janine Roy, invited the LFI! outreach team to conduct weekly social activities at the school. This was a wonderful opportunity for the outreach team to get to know the students at Arbutus and to become involved in community outreach. 

 

 

Face Camp!  July 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th, 2010:

Face Camp is a free, fun and educational way for children to learn about the scientific aspects of face recognition. This all-day camp is organized and run by University of Victoria faculty, students and community professionals and runs for two weekends in July; each day has activities structured towards a given age range. We are also pleased to announce that Face Camp has the resources available to accommodate children with special learning needs.

This past summer's Face Camp highlighted the "art of facial recognition. The LFI! team collaborated with art educators, Tressa Varner and Abigail Frazen-Sheehan, from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, to develop special Face Camp activities.

       

       

The activities involved silkscreening, screen testing, and composing faces using identi-kit materials. All activities were a big hit among the campers and we look forward to collaborating with art educators for future camps.

 

April 22 - 24th, 2010:

The LFI! team presented the latest developments of the Let's Face It! project at the Autism Community Training's (ACT) 6th Annual Focus on Research event (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. This event was co-sponsored by the new Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at UBC, as well as by Simon Fraser University.

 

March 31th - April 1st, 2010:

The LFI! presented Let's Face It! A Breakthrough in Autism Research at the Special Education Association (SEA) of B.C.'s Crosscurrents Conference (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). Sessions are designed for regular and special education teachers, administrators, teacher assistants, and parents.

 

Face Camp! at Arbutus Middle School  March 25th, 2010:

This past spring, the LFI! team and approximately 30 student volunteers from Dr. Tanaka's seminar course on autism conducted a Face Camp for children in the special learning program at Arbutus Middle School (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada). The goal of this Face Camp was to bring LFI! resources to the community and emphasize the importance of social learning. Students in the Autism seminar course developed the activities and each activity encouraged social interaction by focusing on the recognition of and production of facial expressions.

 

March 3rd - 4th, 2010:

The LFI! team demonstrated the Let's Face It! software and accompanying hands on materials at the South Island Training Initiative (SITI) Conference for Mental Health and Wellness (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada). This two day training conference for community social service workers aims to provide attendees with tools to strengthen their skills as community mental health professionals while reinforcing the importance of personal wellness.