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Young Lives Research | We examine and support youth wellbeing on a complex planet

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

New Journey to Save Fish: Oshki Maadaadiziwin Jaa Bimaaji’ut Gigooyike STATUS: Ongoing (June 2020-April 2021) The Project:  This Partnership Engage project, funded by the Social Sciences, Humanities and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and led by Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. James Stinson, will facilitate new partnerships between York University’s Young Lives Research Lab, the Dahdaleh Institute …

Planetary Health Film Lab

Planetary Health Film Lab STATUS: Pilot Complete (2020), with ongoing development The Project:  The Planetary Health Film Lab (Film Lab) was was designed and implemented by Dr. Mark Terry, Postdoctoral Fellow of the Dahdaleh Institute of Global Health Research (DIGHR) at York University, with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) …

Rooted & Rising

Rooted and Rising STATUS: Ongoing Project Rooted and Rising is a radical education program designed to meet the urgent environmental and social crises faced by today’s youth and their communities. Led by Ph.D Candidate, Roxy Cohen, with support from Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Dr. Steve Alsop and a dedicated and multidisciplinary steering committee, the Rooted and …

Dr. Kate Tilleczek | Professor, Scientific Director & Founder

Professor Kate Tilleczek holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Youth, Education & Global Good in the Faculty of Education at York University and serves on the Executive Committee of the Dahdaleh Institute of Global Health Research.  She is an educator, founder (in 2009), and Director of the Young Lives Research Laboratorywhich employs global, intercultural and interdisciplinary approaches to community-based research with/by/for marginalized young people and their communities to understand how they navigate the challenges of the Anthropocene.  Her innovative, youth-centered research processes have led to re-imagining quality education for wellbeing and sustainable development for youth in a context wherein 2 billion young people comprise the largest planetary youth cohort in history. Professor Tilleczek is currently developing a Partnership for Youth and Planetary Wellbeing to investigate the newest social, educational and digital technology challenges for youth wellbeing, particularly in the social and economic contexts of the global pandemic. Working across countries and cultures with holistic models of wellbeing and ecological systems thinking, her research garners new understanding about the social development of young people and re-designing quality education with/by them in the nascent epoch of the Anthropocene. 

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Deborah MacDonald

As Senior Research Associate and Manager for the Young Lives Research Lab (CANADA), Deborah supports the work of the YLRL’s intercultural, interdisciplinary teams across Canada and the Americas.

Pablo Aranguiz Mesias

Pablo Aranguiz Mesias

An Associate Researcher with the Young Lives Research Lab (CANADA), Pablo’s work and research are focused on education and action for local and global sustainable development.

Jonah Rimer YLRL

Dr. Jonah Rimer

An Associate Researcher with the Young Lives Research Lab (CANADA), Jonah investigates the vast impacts of digital media, policy, and practice on young people today.

Dr. Janet Loebach

An Associate Researcher with the Young Lives Research Lab (CANADA), Janet’s work and research focus on socio-environmental impacts on the wellbeing and behaviour of young people.

Knowing Global Youth

Knowing Global Youth STATUS: (2012-2019) with ongoing curriculum development. Project Through a participatory action research approach to creating a unique, intercultural course about youth, Knowing Global Youth has utilized the relationships that have been built, over many years, between The Young Lives Research Lab and the Williche people of Chiloé, Chile. Led by Dr. Kate …

Wekimün: A school for and with Indigenous Youth & Communities in Chile

Wekimün: A School for and with Indigenous Youth and Their Communities STATUS: Complete (2012-2018) with resulting school still operating sustainably Project In the Williche language of Mapudungün, wekimün means new knowledge; the integration of new and traditional knowledge. The Wekimün Chilkatuwe School, located in the archipelago of Chiloé, Chile, integrates modern knowledge with traditional Williche cultural …