Young Lives Research Lab

Education and Global Good


Who We Are

Dr. Kate Tilleczek is the Tier1 Canada Research Chair in Young Lives, Education, and Global Good and a Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University. She is the founder and Director of the Young Lives Research Laboratory (CANADA) where she and her team employ global, interdisciplinary research approaches into how young people navigate wellbeing in the digital age.  continue reading >> 

What We Do

The Young Lives Research Laboratory houses Dr. Kate Tilleczek’s Canada Research Chair team and program of research.  At Young Lives, we examine intersections of education and wellbeing during a time in which modern societies marginalize too many of our young people. We work across four integrated clusters of research and development with, for, and by young people,   continue reading >> 

Funded Research Clusters


We seek to better understand and re-design education that is with, for, and by young people as based in culture, context, and kindness.

Anthropocene &

Digital Age

We examine the folds and influences of the digital age on young people over time, place, and culture to better understand a deep paradox they encounter..


We investigate holistic models of wellbeing across place, time, and culture to understand how youth navigate wellbeing and thus better support their pressing health, social, and environmental concerns.


Theory & Method

We explore and develop innovations in theory and method including youth-attuned inquiry for decolonized and participatory engagement and outreach.

Upcoming Events

  • Indigenous Gender & Wellness Initiative Idea Fair and Learning Circle, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Montreal, June 18-20, 2019.
  • Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities- Supportive Environments for Child and Youth Mental Health: Our Shared Responsibility!
  • Young people, wellbeing, resilience and enterprise: critical perspectives for the Anthropocene Conference, Bilbao, Spain, September 5-7, 2019. 

Dr. Kate Tilleczek with RCYP Partner Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard at the 13th Annual Caribbean Child Research Conference at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

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