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.
Today there are 1.8 billion young people on earth, making-up 25% of the global population. This is the largest youth cohort in history and young people are in distinctive positions to illuminate and advocate for new forms of education and wellbeing in this nascent era of the Anthropocene – at Young Lives, we work to support them in doing just that. We re-imagine education that is with, for, and by young people and their communities and towards true global good and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We believe in the power of youth voices and actions, the importance of local and global intergenerational collaboration, and the need to make changes now with a vision for an improved future.