What We Do

We examine and support youth wellbeing on a complex planet

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 three integrated clusters of research and development with, by, and for young people

Our Research Clusters

Youth Wellbeing & the Digital Age

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

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Education & Research with/by/for Youth

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

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Youth Wellbeing & the Anthropocene

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

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