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The 2017 Dr. Eric Jackman Lecture: Why "Mattering" Matters

LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research and the Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University and United Way Toronto & York Region

Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

The 2017 Dr. Eric Jackman Lecture: Why "Mattering"...

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York University (York U) and the United Way of Toronto & York Region (UWTYR) are pleased to co-host the

2017 Dr. Eric Jackman Lecture

Why “Mattering” matters:

The importance of feeling significant, at home, in school, in the community and at work

 

This half day lecture and panel discussion will;

  • Discuss the importance of mattering for the developmental needs of children and youth
  • Explore the impact of not “mattering”
  • Examine and offer practical solutions

Space for this lecture is limited. Refreshments provided.

 

SCHEDULE

8:30am - 9:00am: Registration, Coffee and Light Snacks

9:00am: Opening Remarks

Daniele Zanotti, President and CEO, United Way Toronto & York Region

9:15am - 10:15am: Key Note Address

Dr. Gordon Flett, Director, LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research - York University

'Mattering and Resilience in Children and Adolescents: Understanding the Need to Feel Significant'

 10:30am - 11:15am: Panel discussion

Exploring models and best practices: What policies and practices provide youth with opportunities to feel they matter and to make a contribution in all aspects of their life/community

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Connolly, Director, Psychology Undergraduate Program - York University

11:30am - 12:15pm: Second session (Fishbowl discussion)

Focus discussion around "mattering" and belonging and how youth themselves experience life, work, learn and play in York Region

Moderator:Nation Cheong, Director, Youth Initiatives - United Way Toronto & York Region

12:15pm - 12:30pm: Closing key note

Lunch & Networking

 

 

Speaker Bio:

Gordon Flett is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University and former Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education in the Faculty of Health at York University. Currently, he is the Director of the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research at York University. Dr. Flett holds a (Tier 1) Canada Research Chair in Personality & Health (Tier 1) and he is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Dr. Flett received his B.Sc., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Dr. Flett has over 250 published journal articles and chapters and he was written or edited 10 books.

He is most known for his influential research on personality in health and mental health and his collaborative work on perfectionism as a multidimensional perfectionism for more than 25 years with Paul Hewitt from the University of British Columbia. Their work has received widespread national and international attention, including coverage on CTV, Global, CNN, and the BBC. His current research interests focuses on the promotion of resilience in young people and the psychological impact of feelings of mattering versus not mattering to other people. Dr. Flett’s new book The Psychology of Mattering: Understanding the Human Need to be Significant is scheduled for publication in 2018 by Academic Press.

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169 Enterprise Blvd
3rd Floor
Markham, Ontario L6G 0E7
Canada

Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)


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LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research and the Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University and United Way Toronto & York Region

This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for knowledge mobilization and community engagement and is generously supported by Dr. Eric Jackman through the Jackman Foundation. The Jackman Foundation has a special interest in in human psychology and child development. 

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