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What We Do

Examining education & wellbeing with, by, & for

young people

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

Our Research Clusters

Anthropocene & 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

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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Our Projects

Youth, Planetary Health, Wellbeing

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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Youth in the Digital Age

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New Journey to Save Fish: Oshki Maadaadiziwin Jaa Bimaaji’ut Gigooyike

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Planetary Health Film Lab

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Rooted & Rising

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The Wekimün School Project

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Youth Climate Report

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Rights for Children and Youth Partnership (RCYP): Education & Youth Wellbeing in the Americas

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Knowing Global Youth

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ACCESS Mental Health

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Socially & Emotionally Aware Kids (SEAK)

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Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) in First Nation Schools: Evaluating Scale-Up in New Brunswick

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Past Projects

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Our Team


Dr. Kate Tilleczek

Professor, Canada Research Chair
(Tier I), Founder & Scientific Director of YLRL

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Deborah MacDonald

Senior Research Associate & Manager (BA, MA)

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Dr. Mark Terry

Professor, Postdoctoral Fellow, Documentary Filmmaker

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Dr. James Stinson

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Pablo Aranguiz Mesias

Associate Researcher

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Roxy Cohen

Ph. D. Candidate, Faculty of Education, York University
Rooted and Rising Co-Creator

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